COVID-19 UPDATE: This space will reopen from Monday November 1 for fully vaccinated hirers and audiences only.

Brand X considers the health and safety of its artists, staff, hirers and their guest our highest priority. In response to COVID-19, we require all users of this space to:

  • Stay at home if you feel unwell (no cancellation fees will apply if you feel sick).
  • Ensure all participants and guests are fully vaccinated by viewing their proof of vaccination via digital certificate or immunisation history statement upon successful QR code scan check-in at the venue’s entrance.
  • Ensure all participants wear masks while inside the venue.
  • Ensure that all audience are assigned seats and, as far as is reasonably practicable, remain in their assigned seats at all times when they are on the premises.
  • Ensure capacity does not exceed 40 audience members (excluding staff and performers).
  • Sanitize your hands and all touched surfaces using the sterilizing products supplied.

Failure to comply may result in an on-the-spot fine issued by NSW Police.

Users need to be aware that NSW Health is operating a COVID-19 Testing Clinic in the lower hall and therefore Brand X have separated our rehearsal space in the upper hall from their operation downstairs. Access to the lower hall toilets is not permitted during clinic operating hours, but users are welcome to use the accessible toilet next to the upper hall entrance.

All users are required to read the revised COVID-19 terms and conditions before using the space:


A copy of our COVID-19 Safety Plan is located in this venue.

Performance space facilities list

The East Sydney Community and Arts Centre (ESCAC) Performance Space is part of a modern 2-storey building centrally located in Darlinghurst’s creative hub made possible through the generous support of City of Sydney. The space is available to hire for performances as well as being a venue suitable for events, classes and workshops.

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Affordable weekend performance venue in the heart of Darlinghurst

Facilities include:
  • Total hall size 17.3m x 9.7m (168msq)
  • 3.4m to 4m ceiling height
  • Mirrors with curtain cover-up
  • Black-out blinds
  • Sprung floor with 2mm tarkett
  • 9 x trestle tables and 100 x chairs
  • Foyer entrance/waiting area
  • Fridge, microwave, instant hot water
  • In house 4 x speaker PA system
  • Accessible toilet with shower and baby change facility
  • WiFi
Available by arrangement:
  • AV projector with HDMI input and retractable screen
  • 3 x ceiling lighting bars with patch points
  • T/Light Nova 24 channel lighting desk
  • 10 x Fresnel, 14 x Profile, 6 x PAR64 (inc gel holders) and 6 x PAR64 LED lamps
  • 4/8 channel sound mixer
  • Separate storage spaces
Opening Hours:

Friday and Saturday: 6pm – 11pm
Sunday: 9am – 8pm


34-40 Burton St DARLINGHURST 2010

How to get there:
  • Oxford Street 2 minute walk
  • 333, 373, 399, 392, 394 and M10 buses
  • Museum Station 10-minute walk
  • On-street metered parking 
Rates (GST inclusive):

Rate card for performance space

Please note: First-time hirers must allow 24hrs notice for initial booking as a staff member will need to be available to meet you at the studio to induct you into the space. Venue inspections for this studio can be prearranged with Management. All hirers must adhere to the Studio’s Terms and Conditions.

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