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Industrial School

Suitable for

Events
Exhibitions
Film and Photography Shoots
Markets
Meetings
Performances
Rehearsals

Dimensions

Large area: 22.8m x 7.6m
Small area: 22.5m x 5.5m
Total area: 299.8m²

Downloads

Industrial School Venue Information Pack

Suitable for

Events
Exhibitions
Film and Photography Shoots
Markets
Meetings
Performances
Rehearsals

Dimensions

Large area: 22.8m x 7.6m
Small area: 22.5m x 5.5m
Total area: 299.8m²

Downloads

Industrial School Venue Information Pack

About

The Industrial School is a versatile and unique venue. Its long, rectangular shape allows this venue to spilt into two distinct spaces that both connect and divide when required, with a series of openings along the length of the building. The Industrial School features a rich patina of age from multiple uses over time.

Designed by JB Denny and built in 1868, the Industrial School is the oldest surviving building within the Convent grounds. Originally a two-storey building comprising workrooms and dormitories, it is the oldest known privately built school of industry in Victoria, which offered trade-specific training to its former occupants. The foundations of the heavy-duty equipment it once housed can still be seen on the floor.

Facilities

The space includes 3-phase power and single-track lighting. Additional facilities including tables, chairs, whiteboards, heaters and fans are available to hirers. Basic AV equipment is available to hirers.

For venue capacity, rates and floor plan click here.

Key Features

  • Partitioned room
  • Distressed walls
  • Single track lighting

Accessibility

The Industrial School is wheelchair accessible, however the flooring is rough.

Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available close to the venue.

Make an enquiry

Abbotsford Convent’s varied indoor and outdoor spaces are perfect for inspiration, creativity and collaboration.

To hire a space, simply contact venuehire@abbotsfordconvent.com.au.

By hiring a space at the Convent you are supporting the long-term sustainability of our not-for-profit arts, cultural and learning precinct for everyone to enjoy.