Engine Room - The Multi-Use Blank Canvas

  • Floor space
  • Capacity
    80 people
  • Ceiling height
    Very high (4m+)

Space overview

The Engine Room is a multi-purpose blank canvas space mostly used for group workshops. It is also used for art exhibitions, events, pop-up shops (roller door to Johnston St), fundraisers and anything that requires low levels of light and soundproofing like movie screenings and theatre shows.

Capacity: 88 standing, 66 seated, 50 lying down Space dimensions: 15.7m x 10.45m = 163sq/m Ceiling height: 3.70m Rigging: concrete ceiling, suitable for any rigging points required Sound proofing: high  Flooring: grey polished concrete Sound: 2 x RCF ART 3 15” speakers, wall mounted. Allen & Heath 16-channel mixer, 1 x wired microphone Walls: 4 x white painted walls Décor: blue Turkish-style carpets, salt lamps, standing paper lamps Amenities: 2 x toilets, 1 x shower and access to communal kitchen upstairs with sink, fridge/freezer, water urn, bench area, utensils, mugs and cups plus optional bar if the space is being used for an event Heating: Frico 6kw 3-phase Infrared units x 3 = 18kw maximum heating power. Heaters can be switched between 3 modes of either 6/12/18kw modes depending on room heat required. Inventory: cushions, yoga mats, blankets (all subject to availability on the day).

Available on request:
- Black folding chairs, trestle tables, urn (tea provided free of charge).
- Projector hire: $110 for full day (8am-midnight), $55 for half day (4 hours).
- Whiteboard & markers for hire $22.
Prices include GST.
Please note: This is a low light space - no windows or natural light, so may not be suitable for some styles of photography. You have access to two toilets, so please bear this in mind when booking the space and stick within the capacity limits.

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Pricing options

  • $77 per hour (ex GST)
  • $200 per half-day (ex GST)
  • $300 per day (ex GST)
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Available now
Short term hire

Features and facilities

Access features

  • Load in access
  • Goods lift
  • Double doorways
  • Wide Corridors

General features

  • Non-gendered toilets
  • Shower
  • Bike rack
  • Free wifi
  • Fridge
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Queer friendly
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Performance features

  • Food and beverage service area
  • Lecturn
  • Stage

Technology features

  • Audio system



222 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Collingwood, 3066

Second Story Studios is a creative and conscious community hub in the heart of Collingwood, ideally located on the corner of Johnston & Hoddle. The space has been in operation for over 10 years and has seen a wide variety of big name and local personal development facilitators and creative professionals through its doors over the years.

Getting here

Transport options

  • Train
  • Bus
  • Tram

- Victoria Park train station (2-min walk) - Bus stops outside front door - Trams from Smith St (5-8-min walk)


- Abundance of street parking in the local area with varying time limits from 1-4 hours - 150-space public car park next to Victoria Park Train Station (5 mins walk, $6 per day).

Contact Gem about Engine Room - The Multi-Use Blank Canvas

0467 *** ***

Pricing options

  • $77 per hour (ex GST)
  • $200 per half-day (ex GST)
  • $300 per day (ex GST)
See pricing terms


Available now
Short term hire


222 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Collingwood, 3066

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Pricing Terms

*Starting price based on a Monday/Tuesday off-peak rate (minimum 2-hour booking), subject to change and may vary according to use. We are flexible on booking durations, depending on existing calendar of events.