Rehearsal space for students and school groups

Rehearsal space for students and school groups

Free rehearsal space music to your ears?

Free for student performers

We have a bunch of rehearsal spaces across the City of Sydney local area that students and school groups can use for free.

The program is part of our live music and performance action plan, which aims to support local musicians and the live music scene in Sydney.

Booking conditions

Access to selected community venues for music and performance rehearsals is on application and subject to standard hire conditions and availability. Additional conditions are:

  • all rehearsals must be at appropriate noise levels and meet any relevant noise restrictions
  • if you're under 18 you must have an adult with you while using the rehearsal space, and the hire agreement and other documents must be signed by a parent or guardian
  • recurring rehearsal bookings are to be made no more than 2 weeks before the intended booking date
  • one-off rehearsal bookings can be made up to 2 days before the intended booking date
  • maximum of 2 rehearsals a week for each hirer
  • maximum of 1 recurring booking a year for up to a 3-month period
  • space must be used for rehearsal only
  • no performances are permitted with an audience present, filming, anything of a commercial nature (including recording of audio), classes or auditions.

How to book a rehearsal space

  1. Choose the venue you would like to hire. Each location is unique, so the way you can use the space and booking times will vary.
  2. Contact the Community Venues team to check venue availability. Call 02 9265 9333 or email enquiry@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au and we'll get back to you within 48 hours. If it's not available, we'll try to find a suitable alternative.
  3. Found a spot? We recommend that you check out the space to make sure it works for you. We'll arrange a time to take you through the space.
  4. If you're happy, we'll give you the hire agreement and application for cover forms. You can either fill these out on the spot or email them to us later, if they need to be signed by a parent or guardian. You'll also need to provide a copy of a valid student card.
  5. Would you like to continue your booking? If you want to book more than 1 date, you won't have to go through the whole process again. You can make a recurring or regular booking for up to 3 months once a year.
Two students play guitar and another plays the drums.

Last updated: Tuesday, 6 March 2018