About it –

Neat heritage studio space in the front room of the building, perfect for rehearsals, day & night classes, auditions, photo shoots, exhibitions, meetings, workshops, studio use, film & video shoots, indie film premieres 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 14 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 pic below for slideshow of venue, courtyard and floor plan. Click pics to enter wide screen.

Studio V


Hire pricing (excludes GST) –

Rehearsal, day or night classes, auditions, workshops & general light use –

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

$45 for 4 hour session

$70 for 8 hour session

Weekly discount rates available.


Photo shoots –

$50/half day (4 hours)

$90/full day (8 hours)

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


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 –

$100/day (10 hours)


Seminars or classes of 12 people or more (up to 25 guests) –

$50/half day (4 hours)

$90/full day (8 hours)


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.

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


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 away from pubs, and play when and how we wanted to create the best experience for our audience. We often acquired temporary liquor licenses. The success of those shows lead us to 208 – setting up a space for us and other like-minded acts.

Eventually, the space will become a fully licensed live performance room. We’re currently working through council & licensing approval process. (We’re not able to accommodate live performance just yet…)


Music Video Shoot-07Nov15-WResa