The Motley Bauhaus

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Art Gallery, Cinema, Co-Working Space, Dance Studio, Design Studio, Film Editing Suite, Hot Desk, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Non Traditional, Performance venue, Photography and Film Location, Rehearsal Space, Theatre, Visual Art Studio, Warehouse

    The Motley Bauhaus is a versatile and unique art, craft, performance space, and bar. With several galleries, a workshop area, intimate theatre, podcasting booth, bar and working artist studio we are providing a meeting and working space for artists, art lovers and lovers of artists.

    We took our name from the Staatliches Bauhaus school opened in Germany in 1919 which combined art and craft and respected them equally. Similar to the original Bauhaus we are founded on the idea that artists are an important part of a healthy society and need to be more deeply integrated into it. In that vein, we are focused on promoting skills based arts practices and fostering creativity in the wider community by giving a home to artists of any and all disciplines and playing host to a cornucopia of arts-related activity.

    Due to Covid-19 we are currently closed to the public but we have set up a street gallery out the front so if you're in the area, come past and check out the work we have on display. If you are an artist we are now accepting applications from people wanting to display and sell their work.

    At the Motley Bauhaus we believe that art is crucial to a healthy society and should be a part of our every day life. We also believe that to engage with art shouldn’t be a chore or an obligation, but rather a joy and delight.

    In short we believe we have an obligation to make your life fun. This is a responsibility we take very seriously, and what we aim to do with our every day.


    With several exhibition spaces, workshop space, artist studios, a theatre, a podcasting booth and a bar we are providing a space for artists to work, and to share their work and skills with each other the local community and the wider world at large.


    If you’re an artist then you can apply for our residency program, hire the podcasting booth or apply to put a show on in the theatre.

    If you are a member of the general public then you might want to check out our website or join our mailing list to find out what's going on.

    If you are a business then you might want to get in touch to ask us about our workshop packages.

    Our aim is simple; to make work for artists so that they may make art for the world.

    Pricing Terms

    It is $50 per week for one window display (roughly 2.4m wide x 2m high) plus 20% commission on all sales.

    Theatre Hire is $25ph

    We have one studio currently available fr rent by the month for $250pm. For that you get use of the window space, of the communal areas, kitchen, bathroom, theatre/cinema(when not in use), podcasting booth (also when not in use).

    For all other uses and prices just send us an email.

    Parking Notes

    There is plenty of nearby parking- several timed spaces (1, 2 and 4 hours) as well as some untimed spaces directly next to the building.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCo-workingDioramasExhibitionsFashionFilm LocationGraphic DesignInstallationJewelleryMeetingsOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotoshootsPodcastsPrintmakingProject SpaceResidencyRetailScreen printingWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 40.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 100
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Drop-off point

    • 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

    • Suitable telephone/communication

    • Video system for capture