Hobart's creative venues

The City of Hobart owns properties including open bushland, heritage spaces, and little-known underground venues. Moody basements, ornate ballrooms and open parklands are just some of the venues available for artistic and cultural use.

We are keen to see these spaces used for your ideas and creative projects.

This first edition of he Guide to Creative Places profiles 20 City of Hobart-owned venues, showing you the basic details of size, capacity and technical features, as well as images and who to contact for more information. View A Guide to Hobart's Creative Places(PDF, 7MB) .

Other venues available in Hobart

Salamanca Arts Centre
A hub deep in the fascinating core of historic colonial Hobart, Salamanca Arts Centre is a focus of creative output in all art forms – galleries, performance, artists, artisans, and more – in an inspirational setting. 

Peacock Theatre
Salamanca Arts Centre features a classic and versatile end-stage performance space that has been created at the foot of an historic quarry with a magnificent natural rock face as its backdrop. Named after the company that produced jams and juices on the site for half a century, the Peacock Theatre is a favourite venue for intimate live productions and film and has good disabled access. Capacity is around 150 people, with raked seating and an optional front row which can be installed.

Theatre Royal
The Theatre Royal is both a piece of Tasmania’s history and a living centre for the performing arts. It presents an annual program of live theatre, contemporary music, dance and entertainment. The theatre is available for hire by professional and amateur companies and is also used for private hire events. Maximum capacity is 698 people.

Playhouse Theatre
Built in 1864, this classic proscenium arch theatre is home to lively musicals, solid theatre classics and new adventurous Tasmanian plays. Capacity is 490 people, with provision to expand to 600.

Federation Concert Hall
This is the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s TSO) home. For over 60 years the TSO has been at the forefront of concert life in Tasmania and is one of Australia’s premier orchestras. With a tiered auditorium on two levels, the maximum capacity is 1100.