Bluestone Church Arts Space

Type of space: Dance Studio, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Theatre

    The Bluestone Church Arts Space in Hyde Street, Footscray is a dedicated arts and performance venue available for hire for the following purposes only: 

    • Creative arts workshops
    • Rehearsals
    • Residencies
    • Performances
    • Exhibitions
    • Festivals
    • Artist development
    • Presentations and panel discussions related to the arts

    The venue is suitable as a rehearsal space as well as performance venue for musicians, dancers, puppeteers, singers, and other performers. Past users have described the space as versatile, unique and creatively inspiring. Additional venue facilities available include 80 folding and stackable chairs, portable theatre drape system, six channel audio system, artwork hanging system.

    The venue includes a small kitchenette, accessible toilets, heating, and a kiosk/ticket booth, and is available for hire 7 days a week between 8.30am and midnight.

    NOTE: The venue does not have rostra/staging in the venue. There is no lighting equipment available for hire however 3-phase power is available in the facility. A small PA system is available for hire at a cost.

    If you are interested in hiring the Bluestone Church Arts Space please contact us.

    Pricing Terms

    All users are required to provide a $200 Security Bond, refunded after use if no damage incurred. Hire fees are broken down into two categories - NFP and commercial. Weekly rates for both are available for 7-day consecutive hire.

    Special Requirements

    Public liability insurance is essential. Liquor license required if alcohol is being sold. Both are the responsibility of the hirer.

    Lease Conditions

    Please contact us to review the availability of the Bluestone Church Arts Space.

    Parking Notes

    Some 2 hour visitor parking available at Footscray Town Hall. Further street parking available in surrounding streets, up to 4 hours. Please ensure you review the signs before parking.

    This space is suitable for DanceDrawingFilmFilm LocationInstallationMusic / SoundNew MediaPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsProject SpaceResidencySingingSpoken WordWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 225.78 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 100


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Drop-off point

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Smooth ground surface