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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 12 weeks (or as required in the case of a short lead time).
Applications are sought for performances, concerts, workshops, film events, and Private Functions.

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the Founders Room 2019 calendar.

For more information on the hire of the Founders Room, including Venue Hire Rates for and the Conditions of Hire, pleaseDOWNLOAD the Founders Room Conditions of Hire (PDF) prior to submitting your online application. 

midnight SUNDAY 2 December 2018

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

Alert for Next Call for Applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Founders Room, including for dates from 2020 onwards, please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

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 note: The Founders Room Calendar for 2018 is full and applications for dates in 2019 are currently being assessed.

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

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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The Insider Out

20 November

Presented by Matt Boden, Meg Keating, Damien Kingston, Al Dobson, Tom Robb.  The Insider Outis a new, one-night-only multi-artform performance work that marries soundscape, live performance, animation, video, VJ techniques, and live…

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December 2018

Tasmanian Centenary Celebration of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar

2 December

Presented by Tasmanian Iyengar Yoga Teachers A celebration of the life and work of internationally renowned Yoga teacher Sri BKS Iyengar. Classes, talks and demonstrations related to the work of Sri…

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$10 – $15

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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