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The Founders Room

7df149562e0611e3a0ee22000aeb0fed_8-1Nestled beneath the vaulted gables of an 1840’s warehouse is SAC’s latest offering to the people of Tasmania: The Founders Room. Newly renovated with polished oaken floorboards, limewashed sandstone walls and heritage windows that look out over the SAC Courtyard on one side and Wooby’s Lane and Salamanca Square on the other.

Dedicated to the Founders of Salamanca Arts Centre, this is the perfect location for performances, wedding receptions, cocktail parties, seminars, training sessions, launches and promotional events.

Available facilities include a licensed bar, cabaret style seating, PA, projector and screen.

The Founders Room is licensed for 200 patrons.


Hiring the Founders Room

Application & Availability

Please contact the Venues Coordinator for more detailed information on applying for the Founder Room or to check availability of dates.


Venue Hire Rates

$165 per half day (max 6 hours) / $275 per day (24 hours) / $1250 per week

Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists / Rehearsals:
$120 per half day (max 6 hours) / $200 per day (24 hours) / $900 per week

$60 per half day (max 6 hours) / $100 per day (24 hours) / $450 per week


All Private Functions / Events
(includes weddings, performances, conferences etc)

per event (maximum hire period of 3 days)

*Private Functions / Events Venue Hire Rate Includes 3 day Hire Period for the Founders Room / payment of SAC Bar Supervisor / 1 hour familiarisation with SAC Technician / Insurance Coverage


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