Type of space: Multi-use Space, Photography and Film Location, Pop-up Space, Non Traditional, Markets, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Open-air space , Park and Bushland, Performance venue, Theatre

    Located between Sullivan’s Cove and Hobart’s CBD Franklin Square is Hobart’s most prominent and central recreational park of Hobart. Named after the former Governor of Van Diemen’s Land – John Franklin, this Heritage listed Victorian style park occupies the site allocated for old government house. Lined with Oak trees that bound Hobart’s largest fountain, the space is a much loved green space refuge for locals and visitors. The City of Hobart has also installed a new public artwork to deepen the city's cultural landscape called Two Islands which is situated in Franklin Square.

    The recent refurbishments enable Franklin Square to be envisioned for multiple creative platforms and has been showcased for events including lighting installations projected on trees for Mona Foma and the Friday night Street Eats @ Franko, which includes 23 stalls installations and food vans, live music, films and performance.

    Booking enquiries: Call 03 6238 2886.

    Fees and charges: view City of Hobart's fees and charges. These are reviewed and approved by Council each financial year.

    Special Requirements

    License to serve alcohol may be required.

    Parking Notes

    Metered on-street and multi-storey car parks nearby.

    This space is suitable for DanceExhibitionsFilmFilm LocationInstallationMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsPublic art installationSingingSpoken WordWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 6323.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 500
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Close seating

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible