Williamstown Mechanics Institute

Type of space: Cinema, Community Hall, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Performance venue, Rehearsal Space, Theatre

    The Williamstown Mechanics Institute was constructed in stages from 1860 and 1890, and is one of a small number of Mechanic Institute buildings built in Victoria. The rear hall built in 1860 is one of Melbourne's oldest halls.

    This exquisite venue is available for casual hire and offers a 195 seat theatre style flat-floor hall with proscenium arch along with back stage dressing rooms and assembly area. The facility also has a large meeting room available suited for up to 60 people.


    This space is suitable for DanceFilmMeetingsPerformanceSpoken Word


    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 183


    For audience
    • Disabled parking

    • Entrance ramps

    • Public transport

    • Wheelchair accessible

    For performers
    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Performer disabled toilet