Sanctum Studio

Type of space: Visual Art Studio, Markets, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Photography and Film Location, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Residency, Warehouse

    Sanctum Studio is a dynamic new arts space in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Situated near the charming town of Montmorency and the iconic Montsalvat Arts Colony in Eltham, the studio backs onto the Plenty River parklands.

    Sanctum Studio is a factory in a castle…yes, a castle, with turrets and towers covered in vines. It has 110m2 footprint available for hire with a 4m high ceiling and road frontage (35,000 cars drive past per day).

    Sanctum Studio is ideal for individual artists and collectives. It can be hired as a fully equipped artist’s workshop, or for photo and film shoots, exhibitions, performances, rehearsals, classes and events. Artists looking for a long-term shared studio space are also encouraged to apply.

    Sanctum Studio features a large floor space with workbenches, industrial sewing machine, computer and drawing desks, easel and fold out worktables. Additional features include lounge area, meeting area, kitchenette, wet area and toilets.

    Sanctum Studio is a five-minute walk from Greensborough Railway Station. It’s located on the 901, 902 and 566 bus routes.

    Sanctum Studio is managed by artist, author and puppeteer Lachlan Plain ( and is the headquarters of Sanctum Theatre (, a visual performance company presenting live art in everyday spaces since 2006.

    Pricing Terms

    Discounts available for ongoing classes run in the space.

    Lease Conditions

    No access to upstairs storage space. Door must be securely locked after each use. Bond will be issued depending on duration of hire and repaid on return of the keys.

    Parking Notes

    Loading zone at the front of the studio. There is plenty of parking available at the back of the factory.

    This space is suitable for AnimationAnimatronicsArts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingFashionFilm LocationGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsProject SpacePublic art installationResidencySculptureSpoken WordStylingTextilesWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 110.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 100
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Bold signage

    • Drop-off point

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance