Magnificent Edwardian Ballroom at '5 Eliza'

  • Approx. floor space
  • Capacity
    30 people
  • Ceiling height
    Very high (4m+)
  • Audience

Space overview

A rare opportunity to be embedded in an expansive, unique, open-plan 'warehouse style' space, in a creative community in the heart of Newtown.

The ‘5 Eliza’ building is replete with period features including a stained-glass entrance way, a chandelier in the foyer, high decorative ceilings, and an Edwardian Ballroom. The Ballroom will suit a variety of uses including yoga or dance studios, offices, creative production (including light creative industrial), visual art studios and large-scale visual arts exhibitions, performance and rehearsal space, arts/retail pop-up, or storage/additional spaces. • 173 squared meters of space with 5m high ornate ceilings • Occupancy: 30 (office/creative studio); 100 -150 (Gallery space; Theatre) • Bar/Kitchenette that could double as a changeroom. • Air Conditioning • Separate Ladies toilets (3 cubicles), exclusive to The Ballroom • Unique décor. Polished floorboards, column free with barrel vaulted ceiling. • Separate entrance via external stairs.

5 Eliza is seconds away from the cafes, bars, restaurants and retail of King St Newtown. As well as being central to public transport (bus and train) and parks.

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Pricing options

  • $5,500 per month (ex GST)
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Short term hire

Features and facilities

General features

  • CCTV Monitoring
  • Change Room
  • Lockable space
  • 24/7 access
  • Air conditioning
  • Free wifi
  • Heating
  • Kitchenette
  • Toilets
  • Queer friendly
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Access features

  • Double doorways
  • Wide Corridors



Eliza Street,
Newtown, 2042

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A rare opportunity to be embedded within the creative community of the Inner West at the iconic ‘5 Eliza’, the historic Newtown School of Arts building, right in the heart of Newtown.

‘5’ Eliza has been home to a number of creative practices over the years, including the Sydney Fringe Festival, 505 Theatre, MLC Galleries, visual artists, and most recently Newtheatricals.

This is the first time that The Ballroom has been available in several years and is available from early-mid October 2023.

If you are interested please let us know a bit about yourself, what purpose/s you'd use the space for, and when you could move in.

Note. The images shown of The Ballroom are representative of The Ballroom space yet were taken prior to the production of Darkness. Today, the ceilings are walls are uniquely painted black.

Getting here

Transport options

  • Bus
  • Train

3 minutes walk from Newtown Station and close to many Sydney bus routes.


Street parking available

Magnificent Edwardian Ballroom at '5 Eliza'

Pricing options

  • $5,500 per month (ex GST)
See pricing terms


Short term hire


Eliza Street
Newtown, 2042

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Pricing Terms

Flexible term tenancies are available; Price inclusive of fair use of outgoings (electricity,*wifi, council and water rates, waste collection and cleaning of common areas).

* Electricity for use of air conditioning in The Ballroom will be charged separately.