The Main Hall is available for theatre and dance rehearsals, creative developments, contemporary art exhibitions and workshops; seminars, conferences, fundraisers and forums, weddings and special events.

An open plan, high ceiling room with a small theatrical stage opposite the main entrance, the Main Hall is available for hire at very reasonable rates. Its stage is framed by a simple proscenium arch. Phillip Adams BalletLab is committed to supporting artists and our community and offers discounts for performing arts projects and not-for-profits, and for unfunded art projects.

Please email us on or fill out the form below for further details or to discuss your project. For unfunded independent artists we are also happy to discuss labour exchange (basic maintenance and administration support) for space hire. As a small arts organisation, we are always looking for ways to support independent artists wherever possible. 

Temperance Hall is located just off Clarendon Street in the vibrant heart of South Melbourne. It is well-served by public transport and has 2-hour weekday and unlimited weekend on-street parking. The ground-floor Main Hall has wheelchair access and an accessible toilet and shower.

Images courtesy Gregory Lorenzutti. 

Main Hall Specifications
Dimensions: 15.5m x 9m (139.5m²)
Stage: 6m x 2.65m (14.75m², excluding small stairs on both wings)

Unfunded artists: $19 per hour
Funded artists and not-for-profit organisations: $25 per hour
Commercial: POA

Photography/video and film projects:
Unfunded artists: $250 half day or less / $500 full day
Funded: $380 half day or less / $760 full day
Commercial: POA

* + GST

Minimum 3 hour bookings for rehearsals.

Please note, these fees are indicative only and subject to change.

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