East Sydney Community and Arts Centre; 34-40 Burton St Darlinghurst 2010
Friday and Saturday: 6pm – 11pm
Sunday: 9am – 8pm

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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For information on our cancellation policy please read our Studio Hire Terms and Conditions.


17.3m x 9.7m (168 msq)
3.4m to 4m ceiling height

Facilities include
  • Mirrors with curtain cover-up
  • Black-out blinds
  • Sprung floor with 2mm tarkett
  • 9 x trestle tables and 100 x chairs
  • In house 4 x speaker PA system
  • Foyer entrance/waiting area
  • Fridge, microwave, instant hot water
  • Accessible toilet with shower and baby change facility
  • WiFi

Avaliable by arrangement
  • AV Projector with HDMI input and retractable screen 
  • 3x ceiling lighting bars with patch points
  • T/Light Nova 24 channel lighting desk
  • 10x Fresnel, 14x Profile, 6x PAR64 (inc gel holders and 6x PAR64 LED lamps
  • 4/8 channel sounds mixer 
  • 4 channel sound mixer
  • Limited storage on site 

Rates for hire



Artist Pass - Individual
$20 annual subscription


Artist Pass - Organisation
$100 annual subscription


General Access
No subscription required


Getting there

Bus Oxford st bus stop - 333, 373, 399, 392, 394 and M10 buses (2-min walk)
Train Museum Station (10-min walk)
Car On-street metered parking

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.