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Our spaces

Conveniently located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley around 5 minutes from the CBD, the Judith Wright Arts Centre (JWAC) is a contemporary visual and performing arts hub that is home to arts organisations and creative industry tenants.

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Gallery space

Catriona Drummond, Sweaty Saturday (2021). Photos by Cian Sanders courtesy of Outer Space.Outer Space was selected in 2021 through a Queensland Government Expression of Interest (EOI) to manage and activate the Judith Wright Arts Centre (JWAC) gallery space which showcases Queensland artists. .

Outer Space is a not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation with a track record of collaborating with artists and arts workers to develop, make, and present critically engaged creative practice in a supportive professional environment. Outer Space’s tenancy and programming of the gallery help to make the venue a vibrant space engaged in creation, innovation, collaboration and arts presentation.

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Performance space

The performance space offers 3 core configurations with a maximum capacity of 300. It is a popular option for events requiring raked theatre seating, cabaret style, or the flexibility of a flat floor layout.

Offering high quality sound and audio visual equipment managed by our professional technical crew, many musicians and performers remark that they rarely sound better than when playing a show at the JWAC.

The same high-specification production values are applied to a broad range of events and productions from circus to conferences, screenings to seminars, and art exhibitions to awards nights.

Seating modes:

  • Cabaret
  • Theatre
  • Flat floor general admission standing

Maximum capacity 300.

Theatre rehearsal room

The Theatre rehearsal room is a medium sized space for rehearsal and development activity, also suited to meetings, keynote presentations and smaller conference or events. The space is also well suited to small scale and non-standard performance/presentation activities. It has a maximum capacity of 80.

The space is fitted with an audio and lighting system and features a professional grade sprung tarkett dance floor. Twin barres and full length mirrors are fitted behind blockout drapes.

Multipurpose room

Ideal for at-home professionals and short-stay business people, this is a great space to host small consultations, give presentations or stage a meeting with clients.

Audio visual equipment is available for use including projectors and electronic white boards. Visitors are able to configure the space to suit their specific needs.

Key features:

  • Small meeting room in Brisbane’s CBD.
  • Suitable for up to 12 people.
  • Audio visual equipment.

The Foyer

In addition to live productions and performances, these highly flexible and licensed spaces can accommodate film shoots and screenings, workshops and seminars, creative meetings of minds, major product launches, tradeshows, arts festivals, awards nights and conferences.

Venue hire terms

Please review the Judith Wright Arts Centre Venue Hire Terms:

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