Back Alley Studio

Type of space: Co-Working Space, Dance Studio, Design Studio, Fashion Studio, Film Editing Suite, Hackerspace, Hot Desk, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Manufacturing/Fabrication Space, Non Traditional, Office Space, Photography and Film Location, Photography Studio, Pop-up Space, Sound Recording Studio, Visual Art Studio, Warehouse, Multi-use Space

    Back Alley Studio is a creative space and workspace in the centre of Balmain. We are about more than just a location for you to come and work, we also a place for you to feel inspired and supported by fellow members of the studios.

    We have private studios for rent and a small workshop We also have hot desks and private desks available if that's what you are after ! We are very adaptable, wether you need square meters or just a desk, we will find a way to suit your needs.

    Members of this space will be able to enjoy our large, repurposed kitchen that has everything you could ever need, toilet and shower facilities, as well as large living area. It is here that the heart of the space is and where we hang together on fridays for food and drinks, while we solve the problems of the world.

    The studio is also really well located – just off the vibrant Darling st, and about 50m from the Woolworths in Balmain, with the city only a short, 10 minute bus ride away. Ferries to circular quay are also only a short walk and a fabulous way to start or end your day.

    We are also really excited to let you know that we are the proud new owners of a commercial size laser cutter, and members of the space will have access to this machine for a reduced fee, and since it was us who renovated this space, we have a large variety of tools available for you to use when you need.

    Pricing Terms

    Private lockable office/studio spaces : are about $10 per square metre per week:

    14sqm - $111 per week

    20sqm - $190 per week

    30sqm - $280 per week

    If you are interested in a co-working desk :

    $15 a day

    $60 per week

    Parking Notes

    We know a few free untimed spots around but no dedicated parking yet ! Inquire within !

    This space is suitable for AnimationAnimatronicsArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingFashionFilmFilm LocationFurniture makingGlass makingGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsPrintmakingProject SpaceScreen printingSculptureSingingStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 200.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Max. Capacity 20


    For audience
    • Close seating

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Speakers in dressing room with adjustable volume

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage

    • Suitable telephone/communication

    • Video system for capture

    • Visual monitors