The Brunswick Mechanics Institute accepts proposals for events and projects year round.

We are interested in a broad range of projects and programs. We encourage local thinkers, contemporary creators and cultural innovators to get in touch about using our spaces.

We are flexible and modular, and can host a wide range of happenings from meetings and classes, rehearsals and developments, to public presentations of new work and community events.

We believe a diverse conversation is the only one worth having and herald projects that have diversity and inclusion at their core. We value projects that have integrated sustainability into all stages. We encourage experimentation and value the development of new work.

Seasons of Live Performance

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Artists and companies wishing to present live performance seasons (I.e. theatre, dance, comedy, music, opera) at Mechanics are invited to enquire using the Enquiry Form below. 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

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: 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

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

Studio 2

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Studio 2 is a flexible, bright room with high ceilings, large windows and a painted concrete floor.

Room Dimensions: 6.4m x 4.5m

Equipment: Limited lighting, sound and AV equipment available to hirers

Facilities: Tables, chairs, shared kitchen facilities, WiFi, whiteboards, heating/cooling

  • Suitable for:
  • Play readings
  • Writing space
  • Auditions
  • Small rehearsals and classes
  • Working groups

Enquiry Form

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