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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.


Alert for Next Call for Applications

APPLICATIONS for remaining dates in 2019 and dates in 2020 are currently being assessed

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Founders Room, including for dates in 2020 and from 2021 onwards, please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next 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@sac.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 (PDF).

Venue Hire Rates

Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Rehearsals:
$150 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $230 per Day / $1,050 per Week

Commercial / Government Departments:
$200 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $310 per Day / $1,400 per Week

Venue Hire Package Private Functions / Events* (includes weddings, dinners, parties, conferences etc.)
$1,400 per event (maximum Hire Period of 3 Days)

Venue Hire Package for SAC Supported Local / Touring Performances*
$200 per event (maximum Hire Period of 1 Day)

For more information on Venue Hire Rates, please DOWNLOAD the Founders Room Conditions of Hire (PDF).


Please note: The Founders Room is already fully booked for many months in 2019.

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

May 2019

$10 – $15

Conservatorium of Music
Songwriter Showcase Concert

30 May

Presented by the UTAS Conservatorium of Music The Conservatorium of Music‘s best and brightest new talent performing all original material. From Acoustic Folk, Hard Rock to Hip-Hop, there will be…

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$10 – $15

Conservatorium of Music
Jazz & Popular Showcase Concert

31 May

Presented by the UTAS Conservatorium of Music The Conservatorium of Music‘s Jazz and Popular Showcase Concert brings together all of the contemporary ensembles for a night packed with variety and…

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June 2019


Beware of Imposters :
The Secret Life of Flowers

14 June - 23 June

Selena de Carvahlo Contemplate the fate of an ‘endling’ orchid, the last of its species found only in a rural Tasmanian cemetery, via an immersive sculptural installation. DATES & TIMES:  Friday…

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July 2019


Django & Grappelli :
The Originals

27 July

The next hot club jazz Manouche tribute iteration presented by Harry Edwards and Charlie McCarthy – following 2 sold out concerts in 2018! This new limited concert series will focus exclusively on…

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