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.

Melbourne Studios
Sydney Studios
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Melbourne Studios

The Melbourne Opera Centre is located at 35–47 City Road, Southbank, near the Arts Centre Melbourne.

Hire charges:
(see room dimensions and capacities below)

  • Studio 1: $120/hour or $960/day
  • Studio 2: $95/hour or $760/day
  • Green Room: $75/hour or $600/day (access included with Studio hire)
  • Coaching Room & Multipurpose Room: $27.5/hour or $220/day (each)
  • Board Room (meetings): $27.5/hour or $220/day

*All listed charges include GST.

Additionally, a flat-rate fee of $100 will be charged per booking for required COVID-19 Venue Cleaning. A deposit of 10% of the total hire fee is payable to OA to confirm the hire booking.

Studio 1 (MOC 1)

Studio 1

COVID-safe capacity: 150 (subject to set ups)
Piano: Yamaha C7 (227x102cm, 88 key)
Flooring: Flexipro, sprung floor
Dimensions: W21.5m X L15.97m
Floor to Roof: 4.9m
Doorways: Double door: H2.89m X W2.28m
Single door X 2: H2.05m X W0.90m

Power: 3 phase (32 amp, 5 pin Wilco outlet) and standard (10 am double gpo)
Lighting: LED downlights, separately switched

Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose room

COVID-safe capacity: 10
Piano: Upright
Dimensions: W.84m X L9.0m. Can be split in half using room divider.
Lighting: T5 Fluro fittings, separately switched

Studio 2 (MOC2)

Studio 2

COVID-safe capacity: 90 (subject to set ups)
Piano: Yamaha C2 (173x101cm, 88 key)
Flooring: Flexipro, sprung floor
Dimensions: W14.92m X L15.02m
Floor to Roof: 4.95m
Doorways: Double Door: H2.9m X W2.35m
Single door: H2.05m X W0.90m

Power: 3 phase (32 amp, 5 pin Wilco outlet) and standard (10 am double gpo)
Lighting: LED downlights, separately switched

Green Room

Green room

Access to:

  • Kitchen
  • Hot/chilled water
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Crockery
  • Tea and Coffee facilities

Coaching Rooms (2 available)

Coaching Rooms

COVID-safe capacity: 6
Piano: Upright
Coaching Room 1: W4.3m X L3.8m
Coaching Room 2: W4.4m X L3.6m
Lighting:
T5 Fluro fittings, separately switched

Sydney Studios

The Sydney Opera Centre is located at 480 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, near Central Station. Entry to the studios is via Clisdell Street, at the back of the building.

Hire charges:
(see room dimensions and capacities below)

  • Joan Sutherland Studio: $180/hour or $990/day
  • Sir Warwick Fairfax Studio: $150/hour or $825/day
  • Philip Bacon Studio: $150/hour or $825/day
  • Albert Studio: $50/hour or $400/day
  • Board Room (meetings): $50/hour or $275/day
  • Coaching Rooms: $40/hour or $220/day (each)

*All listed charges include GST.

Additionally, a flat-rate fee of $100 will be charged per booking for required COVID-19 Venue Cleaning. A deposit of 10% of the total hire fee is payable to OA to confirm the hire booking.

Joan Sutherland Studio

Joan Sutherland Studio

COVID-safe capacity: 162
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, separately switched

Albert Studio

Albert Studio

COVID-safe capacity: 22
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, separately switched

Sir Warwick Fairfax Studio (TOC1)

Fairfax Studio

COVID-safe capacity: 118
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, separately 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: 66
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, separately switched

Additional information

Included in Melbourne and Sydney studio hire:

  • Chairs (subject to availability)
  • Trestle tables (subject to availability)
  • Music stands (subject to availability)
  • Piano and piano stool
  • Mirrors and ballet barres in Studio 2 (Melbourne) and Phillip Bacon Studio (Sydney) only
  • Wi-fi
  • Separate air-conditioning with controls
  • Access to Green Room with tables and chairs
  • Access to kitchen with sink, hot/chilled water, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, and crockery
  • Access to loading dock by arrangement
  • PA equipment (Sydney only, subject to availability)

NOT included in Melbourne and Sydney studio hire:

  • Set up of chairs, tables, music stands or any other equipment
  • PA equipment in Melbourne
  • Mirrors or ballet barres in other studios/rooms not mentioned above
  • On-site parking
  • Security Fees: office hours are 9am-5pm. Any hire outside of these hours will incur a security/staffing fee:
    • Before & After Hours: $40/hour
    • Saturday: $40/hour (minimum 4 hrs)
    • Sunday: $60/hour (minimum 4 hrs)
    • Public holiday: $80/hour (minimum 4 hrs)

Conditions of entry for external companies – COVID-19:

Prior to entry:

  • All company members must be fully vaccinated (minimum double dose).
  • Companies must confirm all members test negative (RAT) before entry on the day.
  • No-one must come onsite if experiencing symptoms or subject to self-isolation.

Upon arrival:

  • Company members must check-in & out, using the QR code available at the door.
  • Proof of full vaccination (digital vaccination certificate) must be checked for entry.
  • Company members must always wear a mask and physically distance in the common areas inside the building (when outside the studio).
  • Company members must not mix with other people onsite (Opera Australia staff and other hirers).
  • Company to exit immediately upon completion of the hire.

After departure

  • Companies must notify Opera Australia of any positive Covid tests within 48 hours after being on site.
  • Companies must assist with Opera Australia contact tracing process, as required.

Request a booking

To book directly, please contact: studio.hire@opera.org.au.