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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 or to check availability of dates.


Venue Hire Rates

$165 per half day (max 6 hours) / $275 per day (24 hours) / $1250 per week

Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists / Rehearsals:
$120 per half day (max 6 hours) / $200 per day (24 hours) / $900 per week

$60 per half day (max 6 hours) / $100 per day (24 hours) / $450 per week


All Private Functions / Events
(includes weddings, performances, conferences etc)

per event (maximum hire period of 3 days)

*Private Functions / Events Venue Hire Rate Includes 3 day Hire Period for the Founders Room / payment of SAC Bar Supervisor / 1 hour familiarisation with SAC Technician / Insurance Coverage


Image Credits: Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival Launch

Upcoming Events

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March 2017

Embracing Risk in Early Childhood

27 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Clinical Psychologist Lisa Ford, for the Resilience Co. Join other parents and educators to learn about the importance of risk in early childhood. Learn how risk taking behaviour helps children develop inner strengths and coping skills. Understand how risk taking during the early years is one of the foundations for resilience. Understand your role as a parent or educator in encouraging children to take risks and bounce back from mistakes. Join a discussion on ways to encourage risk…

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Cor Fuhler : Experimental Sound WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE

28 March

Improviser, composer, songwriter, instrument builder, acoustic ecologist or recording engineer – it is all part of a process: to put an idea into sound. The tool one needs could be a bassoon, a soldering iron, a computer program, a screwdriver, a microphone, a pencil and paper, a rehearsal, or even a good long walk. All are equally valuable methods of achieving beautiful, interesting, humorous, questioning and any other kind of sound world that expresses something meaningful and worthwhile. Having travelled…

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April 2017

Salon Cubano : The Cuban Room

22 April @ 9:00 pm

Presented by Casa Cubana (Hobart Cuban Salsa). An evening of social dancing to the latest Cuban Salsa tracks. With special guest for the night, from Havana via Melbourne, is none other than Alejandro Espinosa aka ‘Alex de Cuba’. TICKETS: $10 Tickets available at the door VENUE: The Founders Room (entry via Wooby’s Lane) EVENT: Saturday 22 April 2017 9:00pm – 12:00 midnight Join the facebook event

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