Think Thornbury

Type of space: Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Multi-use Space, Art Gallery, Dance Studio, Hot Desk, Performance venue, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Residency, Retail Space, Co-Working Space, Community Hall, Photography and Film Location

    Listed prices are indicative only.

    Think Thornbury Creative Spaces

    About Us

    Think Thornbury is a community-focused retail space and creative workshop venue. We specialise in delivering high quality art and craft workshops and have experience with running a variety of creative events. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers and Doers. 

    We try to keep our hire fees as affordable as possible while providing maximum value for creative uses. We know what it’s like working in the arts and so we’ve done our research and tried our very best to keep our rates affordable while delivering maximum value in a beautiful and supportive creative space.

    By choosing to work with us, you are not only supporting our little creative business, but also a thriving local scene of creatives who are a part of our growing community.

    Our Creative Spaces

    We have two adjacent creative spaces available for hire to suit different needs. 'Big Think', our main creative workshop venue and 'Little Think' our smaller intimate creative space downstairs.

    Big Think

    Our workshop venue is a stunning light-filled creative space above our shopfront on High Street, Thornbury. With timber floors and white walls, we offer a versatile and flexible space. The room is bursting with natural light during the day, while in the evenings it boasts dimmable moveable track lighting.

    Venue Features:

    • Four large west facing windows and two large east facing windows
    • Reverse cycle split system air conditioning
    • Radiant electric heating
    • Dimmable lighting
    • Moveable track lights
    • Timber floorboards
    • BOSE Soundlink Mini (bluetooth or cable)
    • 4x timber trestle tables (2.4m x 900cm)
    • 30x wooden chairs

    Little Think

    Little Think is our smaller workshop venue tucked in behind our little shop. It is a touch smaller, but no less beautiful featuring period timber floors and edging, a decorative fireplace, double brick and lovely tall ceilings. It is the perfect place for smaller, intimate classes, consults, or meetings. 

    Venue Features:

    • Large south facing windows
    • Radiant electric heating
    • Timber floorboards
    • 2x Timber trestle table (2.4m x 900cm)
    • BOSE Soundlink Mini (bluetooth or cable)
    • Timber chairs

    Facilities included in hire:

    • Access to kitchenette
    • Access to bathroom
    • Glassware
    • Tea making facilities
    • Whiteboards
    • Wifi
    • Projector

    We are well suited to:

    • Art/Craft Workshops
    • Exhibitions
    • Photoshoots
    • Live Music
    • Performances
    • Lectures and Panel Discussions
    • Meetings
    • Book Launches
    • Coworking
    • Creative Events
    • Yoga
    • Hens Parties
    • Rehearsals
    • Celebrations



    The upstairs space at Think Thornbury was the perfect venue for my workshop. Josh and Maggie are lovely and super easy to deal with, and were more than happy to accommodate my unusual room setup requests and late end time. I'll definitely be using Think Thornbury for future workshops. Highly recommended!

    —Matthew Magain, Sketch Group


    More than a space. A home for your event or project

    When I was looking for a location for my event, I couldn’t go past Think Thornbury. It had all the features I was hoping for: run with ethical values in mind, thoughtfully set up space, location in the heart of Thornbury. I didn’t yet know about its secret weapon: the incredible duo behind it. Josh and Maggie May were much more than two people renting me their space. They provided me with their knowledge and support, and they helped me turn my event around from disaster several times. They asked questions, they pushed me to reflect on how to best run it, and they counteracted every new arising need. The whole thing could have easily fallen apart without their support. I am now planning a new event with Think Thornbury as a home (while also plotting to attend as many of their workshops as possible).

    - Antoanela Safca, Make Mend Swap


    Maggie and Josh are fantastic to work with! They work alongside you the whole way through—from promotion, to ticketing, set up and greeting workshop participants—which is rare in a hireable creative space. The space of Think Thornbury itself is set up to ensure a really fun and comfortable class with everything you could need. For any creative or small business looking to run an intimate event or workshop, I would recommend Maggie & Josh and Think Thornbury first and foremost! Thanks for everything guys!

    - Casey Schuurman, Workshop Host

    Pricing Terms

    Indicative prices only. Our pricing structure is flexible and it changes by demand/off demand basis, length of hire and terms of use. Contact us for a quote tailored to your needs.

    Lease Conditions

    Pricing is indicative only, please enquire for a quote.

    Parking Notes

    Free street parking is available on High Street and Pender Street

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCeramicsDanceDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsPrintmakingProject SpaceResidencyRetailScreen printingSculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 43.50 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Max. Capacity 40


    For audience
    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable lighting

    For performers
    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage

    • Suitable telephone/communication