Grub Street Bookshop Event Spaces

Type of space: Cinema, Music Performance Venue, Performance venue, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Multi-use Space

    We are a second hand bookshop in Melbourne with two spaces available for hiring out. The first space measures approximately 7mx3m and is an open area surrounded by shelves of books. We can supply a communal table if necessary. This area has been previously hired for intimate gigs, a two month residency with a sketch comedy workshop, book launches, poetry readings, an art show + design market, and as a meeting space for book clubs. The space can be easily formatted for your hiring needs.

    The second space is our quite sizable, brick and ivy-lined courtyard measuring appromiately 20mx9m. The space has previously been hired for gigs of up to 50+ people, outoor performances, and album launches. 

    Either space could easily be transformed into a cinema, pop-up space, etc. 

    Special Requirements

    We do not have a full liquor license - however, we are able to secure one for any occasion at the cost of $25 per day.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftExhibitionsFilmFilm LocationInstallationMeetingsOpenings/launchesPerformancePhotoshootsProject SpaceSpoken WordWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 90.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 50


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Close seating

    • Drop-off point

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    For performers
    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable signage

    • Suitable telephone/communication