Q44 Theatre Studio

Type of space: Art Gallery, Design Studio, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Photography and Film Location, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Visual Art Studio, Theatre

    The Q44 Theatre studio at the Abbotsford Convent is a multi-use space, able to accommodate a range of users and uses including performance, exhibition, rehearsal, event and corporate/meeting.

    The space has plenty of natural light, sound dampening drapes (movable) and a truss system for rigging lighting, sound and artwork (also movable).

    We have seating for up to 60 patrons and can configure the room with tables for any use (cafe/cabaret, boardroom etc). Removable staging (5: 1200x2400x300) is also available.

    In the newly renovated Sacred Heart Building of the Abbotsford Convent, the space includes access to a common room (fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, oven, lounge, communal table for 10), toilets (accessible) and showers. On site is a range of catering/food options including Lentil As Anything, Abbotsford Convent Bakery and Cams (cafe, licensed restaurant).

    Pricing Terms

    Prices start from $25p/h for non-for-profit, independent artists and groups

    Education prices start from $40p/h for established educational organisations and practitioners

    Corporate prices start from $60p/h for incorporated businesses and corporations

    Discounts for half and full day hire apply across all three price brackets. Some hire will incur cleaning and technician costs - these can be discussed and negotiated at time of booking.

    Lease Conditions

    A member of the Q44 Theatre team will meet hirers at the commencement of each hire to open the venue and discuss any requirements they may have.

    Prior viewings of the space can be arranged and are encouraged.

    Some date restrictions apply around the Q44 Main Stage Season performances.

    Parking Notes

    Paid parking is available on site

    On street parking with day and times restrictions is also available on the surrounding side streets

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureArts and CraftDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsProject SpacePublic art installationRetailSingingSpoken WordStylingWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 72.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Max. Capacity 60
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance lift

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • 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

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage