Encounter Byron

Type of space: Art Gallery, Dance Studio, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Retail Space, Community Hall

    Encounter Byron is a community venue for hire with a multi-purpose event hall, cafe & lounge area, commercial kitchen and outdoor courtyard. Located in the Arts & Industry Estate in Byron Bay, the venue is a creative hub with a uniquely local flavour and vibe. Encounter is suitable for many different types of uses including:

    • Events, Concerts & Other Performances
    • Workshops, Classes, Courses & Meetings
    • Fundraisers & Functions
    • Conferences & Retreats
    • Dance Classes & Parties
    • Art Exhibitions & Workshops
    • Photoshoots & Video Production
    • Catering & Food Production


    The venue is a program of the not-for-profit Encounter Project with any profits going to support our community development and social programs. Our mission is to empower the lives and hearts of as many people as possiblee, with a particular focus on Indigenous, Youth and other creative programs for people in need.

    Pricing Terms

    Prices vary according to the type of event, number of attendees, duration / regularity of booking, and equipment needed.

    Parking Notes

    2 spots in carpark plus parking on Acacia St. and Banksia Dr.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCo-workingDanceDrawingExhibitionsFilmFilm LocationGraphic DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsProject SpaceResidencyRetailSingingSpoken WordWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 200.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Max. Capacity 150


    For audience
    • Flexible layout

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Video system for capture