About it -

Neat heritage studio space in the front room of the building, perfect for rehearsals, day & night classes, auditions, photo shoots, indie film premieres, exhibitions, meetings, workshops, studio use, film & video shoots etc. The room has a stage, high pressed metal ceiling, double sink, bar fridge, a mirror and table for makeup, warm bright lighting for afternoon / evening sessions, complimentary tea and coffee, fold out seating for 25 people and a partition curtain to separate the kitchenette area. A side walkway leads to the rear courtyard with male & female toilets, and bench seating.

Studio V is located in a public transport hub. Victoria Park station is just across Hoddle St, bus terminals running north-south & east-west routes are located within 50 metres. Smith St Trams are within a 10 minute walk.

Click below for slideshow pics of venue, courtyard and floor plan. Click pics to enter wide screen.

Studio V


Hire pricing (excludes GST) -

Rehearsal, day or night classes, auditions, photography & general use -

$35 for 3 hour session (we have a 3 hour minimum hire period)

$45 for 4 hour session

$60 for 8 hour session

Weekly discount rates available.


Film & video shoots -

$80/half day (4 hours)

$140/full day (8 hours)

Strictly no gear, equipment, bags, shoes or clothing allowed in walkways or doorways.


Pop-up retail -

from $80/day (10 hours)


Functions -

(eg film nights or conference, attendance of approx 15 people or more) –

$150 half day (4 hrs), $300 full day (8 hours), Bond $200.


Hours of use -

Studio closes by 10pm weekdays & Saturday, 7pm Sunday.

Other uses, including longer term – let us know what you’re thinking.


Payment -

Direct bank deposit to confirm and secure your booking. Entry door code issued upon receipt of payment.

Paypal payment also available – details on your booking confirmation invoice.


Booking and cancellation details –

Bookings paid for and cancelled or changed within 14 days of a session are non-refundable if we’ve knocked back another booking for that date.

We hold all bookings for 48 hours after issue of confirmation invoice. If payment is not received in that time, the booking may be cancelled. We’ll do our best to notify you. For last minute bookings, payment must be made immediately to secure that booking (email or text a copy of your deposit confirmation). Direct deposit details listed on confirmation invoice.


Parking -

2 hour parking during business hours available on Johnston & surrounding streets.
Parking is unrestricted on Johnston Street after 12pm Saturday, all day Sunday and after 6:30pm weekdays. 2 hour parking other times. There’s a clearway on our side of the street from 4 til 6:30pm weekdays. Victoria Park station has ample parking (150m away).

Feel free to contact me if you’re looking for a venue like ours.
Happy to show you through.
Marty 0412 398 662
Email: StudioV208@gmail.com


Strictly no gear or equipment – including light and camera stands, trussing, seating, tables, bags, clothing, shoes etc – to be placed outside studio curtain lines. We need to keep walkways and doorways clear for safety and access.

Floor plan below showing hire area, walkways and doorways.

Studio V Floor Plan

Transport Map-Page


Back story -

After years of overseas touring, in late 2013 we moved into 208 to set up a live performance space. Our band also played in local pubs & bars – but we were rarely happy with the deal. In 2012 we decided to move our shows from pubs to spaces-for-hire or local lounge-rooms. That way we could play the show we wanted, start & finish when we wanted, play with our chosen guest artists, charge what we wanted on the door, and generally create the best environment for our audience. We often applied for temporary liquor licenses (which are fairly cheap). The success of these shows lead us to 208 – setting up a space for us and other like-minded acts.

We’re not licensed to sell liquor yet – but if you’d like to provide alcohol at your event, we can advise re the temporary license process.

We’re unable to accommodate live performance at this time. Eventually, the space will become a fully licensed live performance room. We’re currently working our way through council & licensing approval process.

For events requiring public liability insurance, hirers will need to organise their own insurance.


Music Video Shoot-07Nov15-WResa