Brunswick Mechanics accepts enquiries for private hire year round. Our venue is flexible and can host a wide range of events including: meetings, classes, workshops, photoshoots, film shoots, rehearsals and developments or private hire events.

Our spaces are wheelchair accessible, including an accessible bathroom. All bookings have access to our on-site kitchenette and WiFi. 
Interested in booking at Brunswick Mechanics? 
Get in touch with Stacy Jewell, Creative Producer at mechanics@nextwave.org.au
Interested in opportunities for artists at Brunswick Mechanics?
We regularly call out for expressions of interest to be a part of our programming and to develop work at Mechanics. Sign up to our newsletter and keep an eye on our social media for announcements.

Artists and companies wishing to present live performance seasons (I.e. theatre, dance, comedy, music, opera).

Enquire via email mechanics@nextwave.org.au

Season proposals will be considered using the following criteria: — High-quality, original work — Well-researched with a clear rationale — Experimental, pushing artform boundaries, or innovating within a specific artform — Considers cultural safety, environmental sustainability, access and inclusion — Well-planned and financially viable

Download the Brunswick Mechanics Institute hire pack here.

Theatre

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The Theatre is a classic blackbox with a 110-seat retractable tiered seating bank. The space is fully equipped with a suite of lighting, sound and some AV equipment. Stage Dimensions With seating bank: 9.2m (d) x 8.4m (w) Without seating bank: 15.9m (d) x 8.4m (w) Capacity: 110 –120 seated Equipment: A full suite of lighting, sound, limited AV equipment and rostra available to hirers. Conditions may apply in some cases Facilities: Tables, chairs, shared kitchen facilities, dressing room and backstage storage space, WiFi, wheelchair accessible, heating/cooling Suitable for:

  • Live performance (theatre, contemporary dance, music)
  • Screenings and cinema events
  • Literary launches
  • Presentations
  • Creative developments and showings
  • Micro-festivals

Prices here.

Studio 1

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Studio 1 is a large bright room with hardwood floors, white walls, high ceilings and four large windows. Room Dimensions: 10m x 6.3m Equipment: Limited lighting, sound and AV equipment available to hirers Facilities: Tables, chairs, shared kitchen facilities, WiFi, whiteboards, heating/cooling Suitable for:

  • Creative developments and showings
  • Rehearsals
  • Workshops and classes
  • Meetings
  • Small functions
  • Auditions

Prices here.