Rubato Upstairs

Type of space: Co-Working Space, Office Space, Multi-use Space, Photography and Film Location

    A unique co-working space in the heart of Brunswick.

    Rubato Upstairs is home to a vibrant mix of teams and individuals working across the creative industries. It boasts oodles of natural light and plenty of room to think, create and grow.

    Creative community

    At street level, Rubato Upstairs is identified by an understated black door on the left-hand side of the building. Upon climbing the stairs and entering the first-floor space, visitors discover a generous open-plan environment with big windows, high ceilings and an uncomplicated design aesthetic that references the building’s industrial past.

    The inviting layout is cleverly divided into two distinct spaces - one where productive work can flourish and one where residents can rest and unwind.

    Capped at 26 large desks, everyone here is a familiar face, with informal interactions often sparking new ideas and valuable learning opportunities.

    Located only a 3-minute walk from bustling Sydney Road and Anstey Railway Station, Rubato Upstairs is an ideal base for desk-based practitioners from a range of sectors, including:

    • Media & Communications
    • Design
    • Technology
    • Film
    • Environment & Sustainability  
    • Arts & Entertainment
    • Music

    Flexible Tenancy

    Designed to meet the needs of both individuals and small teams, Rubato Upstairs offers a range of tenancy options:

    • Permanent – access 24 hours, seven days a week
    • Part-time – access two or three days a week
    • Temporary – access via a 10 day pass

    Environmentally friendly

    Our solar-powered and intentionally-designed office space was created with the assistance of the Sustainable Australia Fund.

    For the keen cyclists among us, Rubato Upstairs is located close to the Upfield Bike Path and offers on-site bike-parking and shower facilities.

    And with Sydney Road trams and Anstey Station just around the corner, getting to work by public transport has never been easier.


    Rubato Upstairs presents occasional events for both co-workers and members of the local community, addressing topics related to working, thinking and thriving creatively. 

    We also offer our residents the opportunity to host their own events in the space, including networking events, workshops, launches and photo shoots.

    We have a great bunch of neighbours in this ever-changing patch of Brunswick – including Hope Street Space, Ovens Street Bakery and Small Axe Deli. And located right downstairs is Tempo Rubato, a live classical music venue and bar described by Broadsheet as “Brunswick’s answer to the Concert Hall”. Every now and then in the late afternoon, beautiful piano music floats up from below, washing over us like a sweet breeze.


    Rubato Upstairs is run by a hands-on manager committed to cultivating an inclusive, supportive and enjoyable co-working environment for all residents. 

    Our facilities include:  

    • 26 large Tasmanian Oak desks in an open studio environment.
    • Secure 24/7 access.
    • Beautiful meeting room.
    • Private phone booths.
    • Spacious common area with kitchen, dining and lounge facililties.
    • High speed internet and individual networks.
    • A solar-powered building.
    • On-site bike parking and shower.

    Pricing Terms

    All-inclusive month-to-month terms. We also offer a 10 Day Pass - valid for up to 3 months.

    Lease Conditions

    No special conditions.

    Parking Notes

    Public parking 40m away.

    This space is suitable for AnimationArchitectureCo-workingDesk-based workDigital DesktopFilmFilm LocationGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignMeetingsNew MediaOpenings/launchesPhotoshootsProject SpaceResidencyWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 290.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 28


    For audience
    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    For performers
    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage