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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, to check availability of dates or to arrange a tour.

Please note: The Founders Room is completely booked for the months of October and November 2017. We have reached our capacity for bookings during  these months.

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 Coordinator via email for more detailed information on the Venue Hire Rates and charges associated with the hire of the Founders Room.

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October 2017

Áine Tyrrell :
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+ Claire Anne Taylor

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