Type of space: Multi-use Space, Visual Art Studio, Manufacturing/Fabrication Space, Music Performance Venue, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Sound Recording Studio, Warehouse, Art Gallery, Cinema, Community Hall, Dance Studio, Design Studio, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Music Rehearsal Space, Office Space, Performance venue, Photography Studio, Retail Space, Fashion Studio, Markets, Non Traditional (e.g. foyer, waiting room, bus shelter, letter-boxes), Photography Location, Theatre

    What is Candyland? Candyland = Creative Connected Community

    Candyland is a multidisciplinary community creative space nestled in the heart of Thornbury. Our 8 private, lockable studios cater to multi-disciplanery arts, healing & learning modalities for individual creative practitioners & entrepreneurs. Candyland also offers a lovely, clean 30m2 space (white walls, curtained windows, floor boards & optional hiring of massage table, tables, chairs etc) that accommodates a variety of workshops, rehearsals, healing modalities & therapeutic practices. Candyland also offers a 150 m2 showroom space for multi usage e.g. theatre & dance performance, shared maker space, exhibitions, photography and film (currently leased til 2019). Please note that this space is currently leased until 2019. 

    What do we do? We aim to create a strong culture which supports creativity, community and connectedness in an environment devoted to furthering individual and collective creative practice. We offer regular open-learning forums that are designed to be both inclusive and educational. We host multi-disciplinary artist-makers and practitioners to further their practice across a wide range of mediums, from permaculture, book binding to open dance events.

    Amenities include:

    • Newly built & renovated multi-purpose spaces that are inviting and practical 
    • Beautifully styled, colourful common foyer & meeting area with communal table 
    • Individual studio spaces that offer privacy and security for creative practitioners & entrepreneurs across a wide array of disciplines 
    • Multiple venue spaces catering to a wide variety of practices, workshops & events
    • Lush in/outdoor kitchen & decorative gardens based on permaculture principles 
    • Opportunities to be involved and engage in the Candyland & wider community
    • Unlimited broadband internet access
    • Kitchenette & toilets
    • Access for practitioners of differing abilities and diverse backgrounds
    • A summertime outdoor cinema
    • Inclusivity, autonomy and sustainable practices

    What does it cost? The pricing structure varies according to space required, projected usage and length of time required. Your participation and practical contribution are considered to be a vital part of the pricing structure. Your contribution could take the form of a public workshop offering or utilising your administrative expertise. In return for this contribution Candyland can offer a wide variety of benefits for community minded individuals. 

    To make enquiries and to arrange to inspect what Candyland has to offer, please contact Lea & Todd via email using the contact form provided.

    Pricing Terms

    To be discussed with Candyland (we offer multiple venues and prices varies according to usage, organisation/charity output and other factors)

    Lease Conditions

    Studios are priced according to square meterage, and are leased with a minimum term of 3 months. Its month to month after that. Studio bond is one month’s rent. Rent is paid a month in advance and the rent cycle begins on the 1st (though you can move in when required - we will calculate a per day rate up until the 1st). The bond along with your first month's rent are paid before you move in.

    Parking Notes

    Unlimited on street parking available

    This space is suitable for AnimationArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCircusDanceDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationFurniture makingGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPrintmakingProject SpaceSculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 450.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 70


    For audience
    • Drop-off point

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Wheelchair accessible

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface