Studio Hire

Are you looking for a rehearsal space in Sydney or Melbourne? Or a venue for meetings, functions, or performances? We have studios and coaching rooms available for hire.

The new Melbourne Opera Centre is at 35 City Road, Southbank, near Arts Centre Melbourne.

The Sydney Opera Centre is located 480 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, near Central Station. Entry to the studios is via four flights of stairs, and accessible entry can be arranged.

Request a booking

To book a studio, complete this form or email studio.hire@opera.org.au.

Hire Charges

Sydney
  • Joan Sutherland Studio: $180/hour or $990/day
  • Sir Warwick Fairfax Studio or Philip Bacon Studio: $150/hour or $825/day
  • Albert Studio: $50/hour or $400/day
  • Coaching Room: $40/hour or $220/day

Additionally, a flat-rate fee of $100 will be charged per booking for required COVID-19 Venue Cleaning.

Melbourne
To be confirmed

Not-for-profit organisations receive 50% discount on the hire charge. All listed charges include GST. A deposit of 10% of the total hire fee is payable to OA to confirm the hire booking.

Included in studio hire:

  • Chairs (subject to availability)
  • Trestle tables
  • Music stands (subject to availability)
  • Piano and piano stool
  • Wi-fi
  • Separate air-conditioning with controls
  • Access to loading dock by arrangement
  • Access to Green Room with tables and chairs for 50 people
  • Access to kitchen with sink, hot/chilled water, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and crockery

Not included in studio hire:

  • Set up of chairs, tables, music stands or any other equipment
  • AV equipment
  • On-site parking
  • Security outside Monday–Friday 8am–5pm. For evenings, weekends and public holidays, additional security charges apply:
    • Before 8am/after 5pm: $40/hour (minimum 4 hrs)
    • Saturday: $40/hour (minimum 4 hrs)
    • Sunday: $60/hour (minimum 4 hrs)
    • Public holiday: $80/hour (minimum 4 hrs)

Sydney Studios

Joan Sutherland Studio

Joan Sutherland Studio

Covid-safe capacity: 81
Piano: Yamaha C7 (227x102cm, 88 key), tuned fortnightly
Flooring: weathertex, sprung
Dimensions: W18.7m x L18.m
Floor to truss: 3.76m
Doorways: H 2.8m x W1.6m
Power: 3 phase (32 amp, 5 pin Wilco outlet) and standard (10 am double gpo)
Lighting: LED down lights and T5 fluro fittings, seperately switched

Albert Studio

Albert Studio

Covid-safe capacity: 11
Piano: Yamaha C2 (173x101cm, 88 key), tuned fortnightly
Dimensions: W4.1m x L11.7m
Doorway: H2.94m x W 1.57m
Power: standard (10 am double gpo)
Lighting: T5 fluro fittings, seperately switched

Sir Warwick Fairfax Studio (TOC1)

Fairfax Studio

Covid-safe capacity: 59
Piano: Yamaha C2 (173x101cm, 88 key), tuned fortnightly
Flooring: Weathertex, sprung
Dimensions: W17.7m x L14.1 m
Floor to truss: 3.9m
Doorway: H3.4m x W1.7m
Power: 3 phase (32 amp, 5 pin Wilco outlet) and standard (10 am double gpo)
Lighting: LED down lights and T5 fluro fittings, seperately switched

Coaching Rooms (3 available)

Covid-safe capacity: 3
Piano: Upright or G3, tuned fortnightly
Coaching Room 1: W2.8m x L4.3m x H2.3m
Coaching Room 2: W4.37m x L3.3m x H2.8m
Coaching Room 3: W2.77m x L4.37m x H3.24m

Philip Bacon Studio (TOC2)

Phillip Bacon Studio

Covid-safe capacity: 33
Piano: Yamaha C2 (173x101cm, 88 key), tuned fortnightly
Flooring: Weathertex, sprung
Other: 1x Mirrored wall, barres on 3 walls
Dimensions: W11.7m x L12.3m
Floor to truss: 3.9m
Doorway: H2.9m x W1.6m
Power: 3 phase (32 amp, 5 pin Wilco outlet) and standard (10 am double gpo)
Lighting: T5 fluro fittings, seperately switched

Melbourne Studios

The Melbourne Opera Centre will open when Covid-19 restrictions allow. If you would like to enquire about hires in 2021, contact studio.hire@opera.org.au.