Footscray Community Arts Centre - Performance Space

Footscray Community Arts Centre - Performance Space

Type of space: Cinema, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Rehearsal Space, Performance venue

    The Performance Space is a stunning, contemporary space suitable for a variety of purposes including conferences, film screenings, rehearsals, performances, meetings, expos, corporate presentations, forums, training and seminars. The venue contains a retractable, raked seating bank however seated capacity can be increased by adding rows of seats on the floor in front of the seating bank. The space has theatrical audio and lighting capabilities, as well as a mounted data projector and screen. The wooden floor is fully sprung, making it suitable for dance and physical activity. The stained plywood walls are lined with sound-absorbing black drapes which can cover all walls if desired. A small dressing room is directly attached to the space and is also fully accessible for wheelchairs. The Performance space can accomodate 200+ people seating, when the seating bank is out and 250 people standing. The space also opens to the Centre’s lobby in which a fully licensed bar is located. All profits from venue hire at FCAC go straight back to supporting our work with communities of Melbourne’s west!  SPACE EQUIPMENT Dimensions: 16.670 m x 11.60 m (Floor space seating bank retracted) 9.50 m x 11.60 m (Floor space seating bank extended) The space is equipped with multiple power points and 4 x 3-phase sockets Lighting 1x ETC - ELE40-500 Element 40 Lighting Console 40 Faders 4 x Philips Selecon Rama 150 Fresnel 7° to 50° 4 x SPX 15°-35° Zoomspot fitted with GKV 600W lamp. 4 x ETC Seledor Vivid-R 2.5 LED Fixture 21 (color wash) 7 x ETC S4 LED Lustr+ Source Four LED Luminaire Zoom Lens Tube 15-30 degree 2 x Jands FP12 12 channel 2.4kW dimmer Audio Note audio below is an extra cost on top of the Venue Hire. Mixing Console 1 x Digidesign SC48 with standard plugin set. H-K Speaker system 4 x HK CT 112 (Powered by Yamaha P5000 amplifiers) 4 x HK PR:O 18 Sub A (Self powered) 4 x JBL Eon 15P (Self- powered) Microphones 1 x Shure Radio Mic SM58 Hand Held or Headset with Belt pack 4 x Shure SM58 1 x Shure SM57 1 x Shure PG58 2 x Behringer vocal microphone 2 x Passive DI Grid Fixed grid – 5.60 m 8 bars 8 patch points per bar (72 in total at grid and floor) 2 DMX patch points per bar and along wall 4 x 40amp 3-phase power Load bearing: 45kg per linear metre Scissor Lift Haulotte Optimum 8 electric scissor lift Seating Bank Acromat 174 seat manual retractable seating bank 12 seats required for technical operation Flooring & Drapes Fully sprung ply finish (flat black) Floor to ceiling black woolen drapes on runner on all 4 walls Projector Fixed position Mitsubishi WL6700U 3 LCD projector Fixed screen. (Can be hidden by drapes) Staging 6 x Ezi400 Ezi-Stage pieces. 1.8m x 2.4m @ 400 or 600mm Low pile black carpet 2 x Treads 2 step & skirt  

    Pricing Terms

    Community Organisations, NFP and Individual rate- $495 for half a day (up to 4 hours)- $743 for a full day // Corporate Rate- $743 for half a day- $1114 for a full day // Note: Seating Bank set-up is an extra cost of $360

    Parking Notes

    There are two hour unmetered car-parks in FCAC’s front car park and metered parking on Moreland Street.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftExhibitionsFashionFilmMeetingsMusic / SoundPerformanceSpoken Word


    • Floor Dimensions 190.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 200


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Disabled parking

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Speakers in dressing room with adjustable volume

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage

    • Suitable telephone/communication