Venues & Hire

Our venues and resources are managed by the UNSW Creative Practice Lab (CPL) with the SAM school office. While primarily for student and staff coursework and research, we are pleased to make them available to the Arts Industry and commercial hires.

Information and contacts for each venue and resource are listed below. 

Io Myers Studio

Io Myers Studio

The Io Myers Studio is a multi-modal space with endless possibilities. A prized teaching space, the venue is also suited to contemporary performance, video screenings, film shoots, cross-media installation works, conferences and workshops.

This space is popular with performance companies, independent artists, filmmakers and students.

Click here for more detail, including plans and application to hire.


Hires & Students Contact
cpl@unsw.edu.au | 02 9385 5684 | Monday to Friday 9:30am-5:00pm


Studio One

Studio One

Studio One is a highly accessible, small black box theatre. This space works well for intimate performances, rehearsals, creative developments and small film shoots.

This much-loved space is a regular stomping ground for University student groups and local community theatre companies. Studio One has long been a significant contributor to the cultural life on campus.

This space is popular with performance companies, independent artists, filmmakers, students groups and community groups.

Click here for more detail, including plans and application to hire.


Hires & Students Contact
cpl@unsw.edu.au | 02 9385 5684 | Monday to Friday 9:30am-5:00pm

Props, Costume and Equipment Hire

Costume Hats

We house a truly eclectic assortment of prop and costume items. Imagine your favourite Op Shop, add more glitter, fake fruit and renaissance clothes. We also have basic set items like rostra and standard theatre flats.

Limited equipment is available for the Arts Industry and commercial hire only. Please note, we don't do party hire (we know how that ends). 

All resources are free to SAM students and staff for coursework and research. 

Click here for more detail, including hire 'Terms & Conditions'.


Hires and Students Contact
CPL Designer, Paul Matthews | p.matthews@unsw.edu.au | 02 9385 5378 | Monday to Friday 9:30am-5:00pm

Alternate Spaces

Arc Spaces

If you're a member of Arc UNSW Student Life there are a number of spaces available to hire.

Click here for information on how to book a space.


UNSW Venues & Events

For information on other venues on campus visit the UNSW Venues & Events website.