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The Founders Room

Nestled 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.


Applying for the Founders Room

SAC Assesses applications for the Founders Room approximately every 8 weeks (or as required in the case of a short lead time).

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for the remaining dates in the Founders Room 2018 calendar and also for inclusion in the 2019 calendar. Please note that the remaining dates in the 2018 Calendar are very limited (we primarily have weekdays available), so we recommend contacting the Venues Manager via email prior to submitting your application to ensure that the dates you require are available.

Applications are sought for performances, concerts, workshops, film events, and Private Functions.

For more information on the hire of the Founders Room, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Founders Room Conditions of Hire prior to submitting your application. 

midnight SUNDAY 30 September 2018

If you are interested in dates from 2020 onwards please register your details via the Alert Me online form and you will be contacted once a Call for Applications opens for those dates.

Please note: All Applications for the Founders Room must be completed online. Paper submissions or submission by any other means will not be accepted.
For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@salarts.org.au

Conditions of Hire

For more information on the hire of the Founders Room, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Founders Room Conditions of Hire.

Venue Hire Rates

Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Rehearsals:
$150 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $230 per Day / $1050 per Week

Commercial / Government Departments:
$200 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $310 per Day / $1400 per Week

Tertiary Students:
$75 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $115 per Day / $525 per Week


All Private Functions / Events
(includes weddings, dinners, parties, conferences etc.)

$1400 per event (maximum hire period of 3 days)*

*Private Functions / Events Venue Hire Rate Includes 3 day Hire Period for the Founders Room / 3 day Hire Period for the Kitchen / payment of SAC Bar Supervisor / Public Liability Insurance Coverage


Please contact the Venues Manager via email to check the availability of dates for your event or to arrange a tour.

Floor Plan

Please DOWNLOAD the basic Founders Room floor plan HERE.

Image Credits:
Sixty Jazz Club (2016)
Salamanca Moves (2016).
Wide Angle Tasmania presentation (2016).
Salamanca Moves (2016).
Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival (2015) 
Wedding (2015 & 2016).
Corporate Dinner (2016).

Upcoming Events

September 2018

$40 – $65

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27 September

Presented by the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Tasmania The search for the obvious With Graham Barton, Creative Director at Folk Creativity. Some claim to have it. Most, claim not.…

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No Regrets :
The Edith Piaf Story

29 September - 30 September

BOTH PERFORMANCES HAVE SOLD OUT! Presented by Nikki Nouveau Presenting the intriguing life and times of legendary Parisian artist Edith Piaf through song and story. Nikki Nouveau narrates the intriguing life…

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October 2018

$10 – $15

Oz Jazz Small Big Band

3 October

Presented by the University of Tasmania 12 piece jazz extravaganza playing all Australian compositions. The Oz Jazz Small Big Band is the latest and greatest from the UTas Conservatorium Featuring…

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10 October

Presented by The Clothing Exchange National (Clothing) Swap Day has arrived! National Swap Day is a celebration of #swapping instead of #shopping – a chance to get off the fast fashion…

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November 2018


Django & Grappelli :
The Early Years
(second concert)

16 November

A hot club tribute to the early-career music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli from 1934 – 1940. Legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and virtuoso violinist Stephane Grappelli were two of the most influential musicians of…

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December 2018

$15 – $25

Tiffany Eckhardt
and Anne Toner :
Double CD Launch

8 December

Presented by the Cygnet Folk Festival A night of stories and songs with two Huon Valley Songwriters, Tiffany Eckhardt and Anne Toner as they launch their CDs to the world! Award…

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