Type of space: Multi-use Space, Non Traditional (e.g. foyer, waiting room, bus shelter, letter-boxes), Photography Location, Photography Studio, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space
Located in the heart of the Arts Precinct, Testing Grounds provides a unique space for creative practice and short-term studio needs.
Ideal for those looking for a memorable workshop or meeting space or to host an activity which will thrive off the diverse range of other creative activities occurring here at the same time.
Spaces for hire include the three (3) enclosed 'Boxes' (Clear Box #1, White Box #2 or Black Box #3), and the Grounds.
See link to our facilities and equipment gallery for more detailed descriptions and photos:
Coffee bar on site in the mornings.
Please note as this is a programmed public art space, and the entire site is generally not available for hire. The costs listed here relate to hiring space for meetings, workshops, rehearsals, development work, or small scale activities. For any events open to the public or requiring operational support from Testing Grounds staff, please contact us about our commercial hire options.
- Bike parking
- Outdoor break-out space
- Reverse cycle air conditioning
- Desks / workbenches
- Chairs / audience benches
1/2 day = 4hrs - 10am - 2pm OR 2pm - 6pm
Full day = 10am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday
Additional on-cost for use after 6pm or on a Sunday:
Additional $25/hr after 6pm
Additional $50/hr on a Sunday
All prices are excluding GST.
Small event bar in operation when other creative events taking place.
Not available for hire or special events.
Lease and availability dependent on other activities programmed by the site.
Temporary loading zone available on site.
Parking available in the Australian Ballet Centre Car Park next door, located at 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, directly behind the Arts Centre Melbourne.
The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park is open 6am to 1am, except Sundays (9am to 11pm).
See Australian Ballet Centre website for rates & more info.