Rehearsal Room (Bagging), Malthouse Theatre

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

Space overview

Host your next event or workshop in this large, bright space where the magic happens, and our shows take shape. The maximum capacity for the Bagging Room is 150 patrons.

Room size is 15 metres x 12 metres
The stage floor is KD Tasmanian oak, semi-sprung.
The venue does not have a stock of such things as flats, rostra and treads.

Vibrant performing arts venue in a renovated old brewery, staging contemporary drama and dance. Located within the Arts Precinct in Southbank

Pricing options

  • $94 per hour (ex GST)
  • $526 per day (ex GST)
  • $2,525 per week (ex GST)
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Short term hire

Features and facilities

Access features

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

Accessibility features

  • Accessible public transport
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path to entrance from parking or public transport
  • Accessible stage and backstage area
  • Accessible toilets
  • Doors wide enough to cater to people in wheelchairs (1100mm+)
  • Quiet areas or spaces
  • Tactile signs in venue
  • Well-lit at night
  • Wheelchair access (partial space)
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General features

  • Non-gendered toilets
  • CCTV Monitoring
  • Change Room
  • Lockable space
  • Secure bike parking
  • Shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Bike rack
  • Heating
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Toilets
  • Queer friendly
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Performance features

  • Dressing room
  • Food and beverage service area
  • Front of House area
  • Lecturn
  • Stackable audience seating

Specialist features

  • Flat floor
  • Hair and makeup area
  • PA system
  • Sprung floor

Technology features

  • Audio system
  • Stereo with phone connectivity



Sturt Street,
Southbank, 3006

Access Hours

Monday - Saturday: 8am - 6pm/12am Available outside of business hours, and subject to activity in the venue. Additional staffing fees may apply

Getting here

Transport options

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Tram

Take the Number 1 South Melbourne tram, anywhere along Swanston Street and alight at stop number 19 on Sturt Street Take any tram travelling along Swanston Street and alight at Grant Street near the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) 10-minute walk from Flinders Street station


Metered street parking on Sturt St, Dodds Street & Grant St from 7.30am - 6.30pm Mon-Fri & .30am - 12.30pm

Rehearsal Room (Bagging), Malthouse Theatre

Pricing options

  • $94 per hour (ex GST)
  • $526 per day (ex GST)
  • $2,525 per week (ex GST)
See pricing terms


Short term hire


Sturt Street
Southbank, 3006

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Pricing Terms

Rates shown apply to not-for-profit and arts organisations only. Hire rate for Commercial and public events incur additional charges .

Bookings are subject to availability and intended use. Please contact the Malthouse Theatre for more information.