The Facility - Purnell's Loft

Type of space: Art Gallery, Cinema, Community Hall, Dance Studio, Markets, Performance venue, Photography and Film Location, Photography Studio, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Theatre, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Non Traditional, Retail Space

    Beautiful light-filled gallery space close to Melbourne CBD.

    Located in the historic Young Husband building, this multi-purpose space is full of character and perfect for any number of different events. The Loft features an inbuilt bar/kitchen and seperate wash/prep area to simplify your catering requirements.

    High-speed wifi access is included in the hire fee.

    The 21m x 30m space can cater for crowds up to 450 standing / 256 seated. It can either be hired as a clear walls venue or we can assist you in creating your whole event.

    Contact us for an inspection. 


    Pricing Terms

    Please contact us with as many details of your event as you can give and we'll get back to you with custom pricing if required.

    Due to the large volume of enquiries we receive regarding the venue please contact us via email only.

    Special Requirements

    Your chosen caterer can operate under their liquor license, alternatively you can apply a temporary limited license with VCGLR for a small fee if alcohol will be sold.

    Requirements for security dependant on the event format. Please contact us for details.

    Parking Notes

    While there is street parking available, for larger events there is an off-street undercover carpark available for an additional cost.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCircusDanceExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationInstallationMusic / SoundOpenings/launchesPerformancePhotoshootsProject SpacePublic art installationRetailWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 621.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 450
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting