Sanctum Studio

Type of space: Art Gallery, Co-Working Space, Design Studio, Manufacturing/Fabrication Space, Music Rehearsal Space, Non Traditional, Performance venue, Rehearsal Space, Residency, Warehouse, Multi-use Space

    Sanctum Studio is a dynamic new arts space in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It’s a factory in a castle…yes, a castle, with turrets and towers covered in vines.

    Sanctum Studio creates public art, street art and giant puppets for government, commercial and private clients. It also creates special props for film, television and commercials.

    Sanctum Studio also facilitates collaborative arts projects alongside community groups and schools. We work with children, youth, families, ethnic groups, ESL classes, and people experiencing disability or mental health issues.

    Sanctum Studio is home to Steez-Box Coffee (Open 7am – 12pm, Mon – Tue) and Sanctum Theatre, a visual performance company presenting live art in everyday spaces since 2006 ( It is managed by artist, author and puppeteer, Lachlan Plain (

    The studio is available for short-term and long-term leases to artists and creative people. See below for information on renting Sanctum Studio.

    We are also working towards establishing a residency program.  Contact us to stay informed about the residency program.

    Phone: (+61) 432 103 538 (Lachlan)

    Pricing Terms

    Long-term lease:

    $55 + GST per week for a 2x2m work station. (Deals available if booking the equivalent of multiple 2x2m workstations.)

    Short-term lease (4x3m):

    $33 per hour

    $220 per day

    $1,100 per month

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDigital DesktopDrawingExhibitionsFilm LocationIndustrial DesignInterior DesignMeetingsMusic / SoundOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyProject SpacePublic art installationResidencySculptureSpoken WordWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 310.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 100


    For audience
    • Bold signage

    • Disabled parking

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    For performers
    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting