This Must be the Place

Type of space: Art Gallery, Multi-use Space, Pop-up Space, Retail Space

    Unique venue for hire in Fortitude Valley


    This Must be the Place (TMBTP) is the place for independent art and creativity. We are an art gallery and events venue on bustling Ann Street in The Valley. Behind our historic double doors is a clean, contemporary, fully functioning gallery with polished concrete floors.

    Show your artwork in a professional gallery setting or set yourself apart by hosting your meetings, networking events or product launches against the unique backdrop of visual art created by independent artists. The gallery hanging system and adjustable lighting make displaying artwork or marketing collateral easy.



    Gallery/events space approximately 4.58 × 12.3 meters which provides 24  meters of hanging space across three walls. You can view a floor plan marked up to show the gallery space, office and kitchenette online, The ceiling height is 3.9 meters. The hanging system is mounted at 2.4 meters off the floor, and the lighting track hangs at 2.4 meters off the floor. The shop window is 1.56 × 2.26 meters.

    TMBTP is a working art gallery showing exhibitions on a regular cycle. Exhibitions usually open on a Friday night and run for three weeks. We usually keep two weeks clear (ie. no artwork on the walls) in between each show. This gives people looking to hire the venue the option of using the space with or without artwork displayed on the walls. While we can take artwork down for short periods of time during venue hire events, we encourage venue hire to consider dates when the walls will already be empty. Please contact us for a list of exhibition dates.


    Pricing Terms

    Venue hire is charged on either an hourly basis or a daily basis. The hourly fee is designed for meetings, meetups, networking events, workshops, classes and similar events where the total time (including setting up your event and packing up your event) does not exceed 4 hours.

    For events requiring more than 4 hours, we offer different fees for weekdays and weekends. Booking for 2 days or 3 days attracts a 25% discount. Bookings for 5 days attract a further 20% discount.

    We ♥ the arts. Independent artists and organisations and projects dedicated to the arts, culture and creativity always attract a further 15% discount.

    1125 day


    Fee per hour (up to 4 hours including setup and pack up): $50/hour


    Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), 1 day hire: $1,500

    Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), 2 day hire: $2,250

    Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), 3 day hire: $3,375

    Weekday (Mondays–Thursdays), 1 day hire: $1,125

    Weekday (Mondays–Thursdays), 2 day hire: $1,687.50

    Weekday (Mondays–Thursdays), 3 day hire: $2,531.25

    5-day hire: $4,125


    Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), 1 day hire: $1,275

    Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), 2 day hire: $1,800

    Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays), 3 day hire: $2,700

    Weekday (Mondays–Thursdays), 1 day hire: $900

    Weekday (Mondays–Thursdays), 2 day hire: $1,080

    Weekday (Mondays–Thursdays), 3 day hire: $1,620

    5-day hire: $3,000

    Contact us if you are interested in making a bookings for more than 5 days.


    Events hiring the venue have access to on-site equipment (available on request), including:

    - 52 × removable Cobra hook nylon hangers (length: 1.5 meters)

    - 50 × metal hooks – 25 × hooks for works up to 4 kilograms in weight and 25 × hooks for works up to 10 kilograms in weight (accommodates 15–20 artworks)

    - 25 × removable halogen spotlights

    - 1 × ladder (height: 1.81 meters not extended) and 1 × 2-step step ladder

    - 3 x bi-fold trestle tables (dimensions 0.61 × 1.22 meters)

    - 30 × folding seats (different sizes, shapes and styles)

    - 13 × wooden crates – 5 × small crates (dimensions 470 × 490 × 480 millimetres), 3 × medium crates (dimensions 680 × 490 × 480 millimetres) and 3 × large crates (dimensions 780 × 640 × 720 millimetres)

    - 1 × small wooden desk (0.45 × 0.91 meters)

    - 1 × small glass-topped wooden display table (dimensions 0.8 × 1.92 meters)

    - 1 × ping pong table

    - 2 × glass-front antique China cabinets

    - 3 × double power points (all on one wall)

    - 3 × large air-conditioning units

    - Wi-Fi

    - Metal mesh security doors

    Additionally, male, female and disabled toilets are accessible in Bakery Lane, the venue is accessible by frequent public transport options (bus and train) and is surrounded by bars, cafes, restaurants and shopping.

    Special Requirements

    We are making an application for a liquor licence. Watch this space.

    Parking Notes

    Fortitude Valley falls within the the Brisbane Central Traffic Area which has a two-hour parking limit on unsigned and unmetered on-street parking spaces between 7 am–6 pm, Monday–Friday, and 7 am–12 am (midnight) on Saturdays. No parking restrictions apply on these spaces on Sundays.

    Parking meters apply to a number of on-street parking spaces in Fortitude Valley, which falls within the City Fringe Regulated parking zone. Fees apply when parking in these spaces.

    There are three 24-hour, paid parking stations nearby: Secure Parking McWhirters, Secure Parking Valley Metro and Wilson Parking Chinatown Mall.

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCircusCo-workingDanceDigital DesktopDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmGlass makingGraphic DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaPaintingPerformancePhotographyPrintmakingProject SpaceRetailSculptureSingingSpoken WordTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 85.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 250
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Audio description booth

    • Bold signage

    • Close seating

    • Disabled parking

    • 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

    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage