The Button Factory

Type of space: Art Gallery, Dance Studio, Fashion Studio, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Markets, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Photography and Film Location, Photography Studio, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Theatre, Visual Art Studio, Warehouse, Manufacturing/Fabrication Space

    The Button Factory is a 1950's brick factory now being used as a creative space for woodwork, ceramics, photography, dance, music and events.  A cafe is in the building on the ground floor serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and, of course, coffee.

    There are several spaces available for use - an indoor industrial-style carpark of 100sqm, an indoor garden space of 85sqm, a dance studio of 80sqm, a ceramics studio of 80sqm, a woodwork studio of 80 sqm, heaps of props for your use and a beautifully light filled area upstairs of 350sqm, painted white with soaring metal-truss roof.  This area is ideal for so many different purposes.

    A change room with make-up area and hanging space adjoins the female toilet area.  There is a range of photography accessories available for rent if required for your shoot.  When booking an area for the full day you have access (bookings permitting) to the entire factory for your purposes.

    Lease Conditions

    There may be a cleaning deposit on booking, fully refundable if the area is left as found.

    Parking Notes

    Parking is available on the street or in the carpark of Dan Murphy's on the corner of Bay Rd and Hamlet St. A single car space is available within the factory. A lift is installed within the building for unloading and transporting to the first floor. Additional parking may be available for trucks and large vehicles in adjacent properties - speak to us first before parking there.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCeramicsCircusDanceDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilm LocationFurniture makingIndustrial DesignInstallationJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPrintmakingProject SpacePublic art installationRetailSculptureSingingStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 350.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 250


    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
    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Lifts to stage

    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage