East Sydney Community and Arts Centre; 34-40 Burton St Darlinghurst 2010
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 9am – 11pm
Sunday: 9am – 8pm

The Rehearsal Space at ESCAC - East Sydney Community and Arts Centre 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 designed for Performing Artists preparing for production, training or building their creative practice as well as being a venue suitable for performances, 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
  • 4 channel sound mixer
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Foyer entrance/waiting area
  • Fridge, microwave, instant hot water
  • Accessible toilet with shower and baby change facility
  • WiFi
  • Limited storage (available by arrangement depending on storage needs)

Rates for hire








Artist Pass - Individual
$20 annual subscription

Artist working alone in the studio






Artist Pass - Individual
$20 annual subscription

Working with a team and no budget






Artist Pass - Organisation
$100 annual subscription

Working on projects with a budget






General Access
No subscription required

Non-arts working on a creative project






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.


Access Instructional Video 

Discover easy access to the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre (ESCAC) with our quick guide video. Located in Darlinghurst and supported by the City of Sydney, this video shows you how to navigate from public transport to the venue, highlighting key facilities. Ideal for performing artists and event planners, it ensures a hassle-free visit. Watch now for a smooth start to your creative journey at ESCAC.