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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 Woobys 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 for 2021

SAC Assesses applications for the Founders Roomy twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year, and also approximately every 8 weeks for projects with a short lead time.

Applications are sought for Performances, Concerts, Workshops, Film Events, Corporate Events, Private Functions*, Rehearsals and Creative Developments.

For more information on the hire of the Founders Room, including Venue Hire Rates, capacity of the venue, facilities, and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Founders Room Conditions of Hire (PDF) prior to submitting your online application.

midnight WEDNESDAY 30 September 2020


Please note: All Applications for the Founders Room must be completed online. Paper submissions or submission by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@sac.org.au

*Note: PRIVATE FUNCTIONS include : Weddings (Ceremonies & Receptions), Parties, Balls, Dinners, Cocktail Parties, Conferences and Fundraisers.

ALERT ME : Next Call for Applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Founders Room, including for Special Rounds (including NIMBLE and as a result of a cancellation etc.), please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

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).

Please note: The Capacity of this Venue has been reduced as a result of Covid-19 Restrictions relating to Gatherings, Physical Distancing and Density Limits.  As these Restrictions are subject to change, please contact the Venues Manager via email avenues@sac.org.au for more information.

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 and Packages, please DOWNLOAD the Founders Room Conditions of Hire (PDF).


Limited Dates remaining in 2020

Call for Applications for 2021 OPEN NOW

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).

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October 2020


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