The Private Kitchen

Type of space: Art Gallery, Dance Studio, Design Studio, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Music Rehearsal Space, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Retail Space, Visual Art Studio, Multi-use Space

    The Private Kitchen is a bespoke events space located on third floor of the Old Rum Store, The Private Kitchen offers an indoor space flooded with plenty of natural light and a large wrap around balcony.

    The venue can be hired for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a pop up space 7 days a week.

    Your event can be fully catered with all your food and beverage needs. You can choose from one of our award winning Kensington Street Restaurants each offering a variety of menu options: Olio, Eastside Bar and Grill, Bistrot Gavroche and Mekong. 

    Private Events


    Perfect for an intimate dinner or a larger group for up to 80pax. This versatile space lends itself to a variety of events by allowing you to enhance the modern table settings with your own decorations, props and florals.


    This space can swiftly transform into a charming cocktail set up with a mixture of seating and standing areas. Guests can roam through the venue while enjoying drinks and canapés. The stunning wrap around terrace provides a breath of fresh air and plenty of natural light while overlooking Kensington Street.


    All celebrations deserve a great setting, whether it be a milestone birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, a family gathering, hen’s/ buck’s Party, engagement party, wedding anniversary or an intimate wedding.

    Parking Notes

    Parking is limited on Kensington Street and in the surrounding streets, although off-street parking can sometimes be found on Balfour Street. There are several parking stations nearby including Mercure Hotel Parking, UTS Thomas Street Parking, Novotel Car Park and Broadway Shopping Centre Car Park.

    You can also use the Valet service of The Old Clare Hotel.

    This space is suitable for CeramicsDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilm LocationFurniture makingJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformanceProject SpacePublic art installationSculptureSingingTextilesWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 92.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Max. Capacity 120
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance lift

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance