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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.

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 21 May 2018

If you are interested in dates from 2019 onwards please register your details via the Alert Me online form and you will be contacted once a Call for Applications opens.

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).

Upcoming Events

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May 2018
$15 - $20

Uncle Gus
and The Rimshots

4 May

CONCERT + LIVE Album Recording Be prepared to jump-jive and swing the night away with Uncle Gus and The Rimshots as they record their first album LIVE. This is a night you won’t want to miss! In the words of Scar from the Lion King… “Be Prepared”… This is sure to be an event to remember. On May the 4th (intergalactic Star Wars Day)* Uncle Gus and The Rimshots will be hitting the stage of The Founders Room hard as…

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June 2018

SAK YANT with Ajarn Ohr

14 June - 24 June

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre. An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls for Dark Mofo 2018 Submit your skin (and soul) to a sacred tattoo from a monk and master of traditional Thai Sak Yant (or ‘magic tattoo’). As you discuss your life with Ajarn Ohr, he’ll provide you with spiritual counsel and tattoo your body with an ancient design using a large needle (traditionally, this was done with a sharpened bamboo stick). Ohr will create a tattoo that’s right for you – a…

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