Venue Specs

With ample open space, the venue can be booked as one 660m2 room, or two distinct internal spaces. These can be subdivided into smaller areas for more intimate functions. The best news is you will have exclusive use of the venue… we never host two events at the same time.

We have a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture onsite, projectors, soundsystem and microphone available for use. You may decorate as you please and there will always be a Lightspace manager present to ensure everything runs smoothly.

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The Main Space

The Main Space is fantastic for an exhibition, presentation or indulgent formal dinner. It features a wide, open expanse with industrial girders, timber roof and polished concrete floor. Combined with Lightspace 2 its capacity is 500 for a cocktail event, 350 theatre style or 250 for a sit-down function.


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The Bar Lounge

This furnished space is perfect for cocktail events, smaller presentations or anything requiring a relaxed lounge setting. Its capacity is 150 guests cocktail style, 120 theatre style or up to 70 guests for an intimate formal dinner.


The Outdoor Terrace

Adjoining The Bar Lounge is an outdoor terrace featuring a bamboo hedge, Japanese water feature and outlook towards the city skyline. Bordering the main railway line heading into the Valley it’s also a trainspotters’ delight.

Features & Inclusions

– Exclusive use
– 4m high timber ceilings
– Polished concrete floor
– Loads of mixed vintage
– 120 bentwood chairs
– Vehicular access
– Drive-in loading bay
(door height 3.5m)
– Onsite manager on hand
– Ducted air-conditioning
– Change facilities with Shower
– Green Room
– 32 amp 3 phase power
– Super fast fibre optic Wifi
– Projectors, soundsystem + microphone
– Catering arranged
– 2 large commercial
refrigerators + ovens
– Onsite glassware
Can I supply my own food and beverage?

We are a licensed venue so drinks must be purchased via Lightspace.  This will be via a pre-paid package or on consumption bar (we have some amazing selections at fantastic prices).  Our caterers can provide the food and staff to serve the drinks, or we can hire the bar staff. Chin chin!

What is the capacity of the venue?

Lightspace 1+2 can host up to 500 cocktail style, 400 theatre style or 250 for sit-down dining. The spaces can be further divided for more intimate events using drapes we have onsite.  The bar lounge (Space 2) is perfect for 150 cocktail style, 100 theatre style or 60 for a sit-down dinner.

Will there be another party on the same evening?

Nope! We only ever host one event at a time, so once you book the space is all yours!


There is no onsite parking for events at Lightspace, only a loading bay within the venue. After normal business hours the streets are normally clear of vehicles, so there are normally plenty of spots available in Scanlan or Prospect Streets.  Street parking is fairly sparsely available during normal business hours but there are plenty of loading zones and metered parks directly out front.

If you are hosting a small daytime event or meeting there is the possibility of arranging parking within the main space, which creates around a dozen carparks. Please ask us for details.

Can we play music?

Yes, we have equipment onsite so you can play your favourite tunes, or you can borrow our iPod... complete with a quality selection.

There is also a sound limit and we have neighbours across the road, so the volume is more than enough to have a great party, but not enough to wake the dead.

What AV equipment is included?

We have a projector (fixed into the ceiling in the bar lounge), 4 x 500 watt speakers, 2 mixers, 2 microphones and iPod jacks for you to use. Anything else will have to be hired in. We can recommend trusted suppliers if necessary.

How does setting up and packing down work at Lightspace?

Upon arrival the venue will be set with our onsite furniture and accessories. You can re-arrange if desired, or add your own touches.

For most events the bump-out must occur the next morning as we can't load trucks and vans in the street late at night. There will be NO bump-out via the front door after 10pm, some loading can occur via the back terrace (i.e; catering equipment) but this must be done as quietly as possibly as we have neighbours in close proximity.

What time will I have access to set-up?

This is normally arranged depending on the amount of set-up required and whether we have an event the previous night.

Can we bring in our own decorations?

You can customize Lightspace however you would like, providing that any existing decor is not damaged in the process. No nails, screws or glue may be used. Any onsite furniture that is removed has to be replaced at the end of the event or the next morning by arrangement.

Closing times?

As we have neighbours in close proximity all events must conclude by 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights, 10pm otherwise.

Are there any hotels nearby?

The Emporium Hotel is a brilliant option only two minutes walk from the venue, otherwise Tryp, Limes, Alpha or Rydges Hotels are approximately ten minutes. Breakfree Apartments on Brookes Street is good for those on a budget. Otherwise we're only 5-10 minutes from the city via taxi.

I'm ready to book! What's next?

You may make a tentative booking at any time, however the date is only secure with the payment of our deposit fee, which varies according to the venue hire.


In the event of cancellation or change of date all payments made will be forfeited, so please make sure you're ready to go when you lay your money down.

For more information please
Ph: 0499 999 400

It would be handy if you could list…

– The type of event
– Expected guest numbers
– Potential dates
– An indication of your catering requirements