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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 inclusion in the Founders Room 2018 calendar.
Please note: the Founders Room calendar for 2017 is full.

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. 

DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS: midnight Monday 5 February 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

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 for 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).

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