Brunswick Mechanics Institute Studio 1

Type of space: Community Hall, Dance Studio, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Photography Studio, Theatre, Rehearsal Space, Residency

    Brunswick Mechanics has temporarily closed to the public in response to COVID-19. We will not be taking venue hire bookings before May 2020.

    If you would like to enquire about a booking for later in the year, please enquire through this page. Please note we will continue to monitor the situation at the advice of authorities and re-open when it’s declared safe. This update was posted on March 30.


    Studio 1 is a large bright room with hardwood floors, white walls, high ceilings and 4 large windows. There are also two doorways that provide access to the foyer of the building which can be set up as a bar or used as a waiting room.

    It is suitable for creative developments and showings, rehearsals, workshops and classes, meetings, small functions, auditions and parties. 

    Equipment: Some lighting, sound and AV equipment available to hirers

    Facilities: Tables, chairs, shared kitchen facilities, WiFi, whiteboards, heating/cooling, bar facilities such as an industrial bar fridge, 2.5m long custom-made bar and POS facilities. 

    Please note: Brunswick Mechanics Institute will close for a holiday break from 19 Dec - 6 Jan. Online enquiries will not be responded to during this time. 

    Pricing Terms

    All prices are indicative only of a non-public presentation and may vary depending on your requirements.

    Lease Conditions

    The Studio is available from a 2 hour hire (minimum) up to multiple weeks of exclusive use. Get in touch to discuss your needs.

    Parking Notes

    Many 2-4 hour on street free parking spaces available within a few minutes walk from the venue.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCircusDanceFashionFilmFilm LocationInstallationMeetingsMusic / SoundOpenings/launchesPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsSingingSpoken WordWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 63.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 80
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Close seating

    • Disabled parking

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Seating for vision impaired

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Performer ramps

    • Ramps on/off stage

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage

    • Suitable telephone/communication