Studio 1

The Red Box

A video showing the location, access and features of the Red Box
A video showing the location, access and features of Studio 1

With our rustic and light-filled warehouse studio in the old Parachute Regiment building and our purpose built Red Box studio with its unique design for aerial physical theatre development, our venue in Lilyfield provides a variety of rehearsal and production options to suit a range of needs and budgets.

We are able to provide a venue for;

Historical video showing the original use of the 91 Canal Road site.

  • Rehearsals

  • New Work Developments

  • Workshops

  • Commercial Functions such as product launches, presentations, exhibition-style events, Christmas parties

  • Artistic Functions such as showings and auditions

  • Film and Photography

We are unable to cater for ticketed events aimed at the general public.

Our Venue Info and Rates Pack provides floor plans, images, pricing and other pertinent information.


This distinctive facility was built by ArtsNSW as a creative home for Sydney’s physical theatre community and is a place where artists have the opportunity to make, play and share in an inspiring and collaborative performance culture environment.

Capacity: approx 300 standing, 250 banquet

Access notes and vehicle capacity: The Red Box has 2 large barn-doors allowing for vehicle access into the venue and easy bumpin/bumpout. The site itself, however only has room for between 8 to 28 cars. There is street parking available nearby. The Red Box is wheelchair accessible with no steps required to get into/out of the studio.

Amenities: There are toilets available less than 1 minute walk away in the building adjacent to the studio. A microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge are made available to hirers.

Dimensions: 24m x 20m (480sqm), 12m height

Features: Sprung floor with tarkett, large scale rigging capabilities. 

Suitable for: Performance rehearsals particularly for complex rigs and/or aerial work, auditions, sharings/presentations, creative events, launches, meetings, training, film shoots, and corporate events

Clients have included Major Performing Arts companies, Key arts Organisations, international touring performing arts companies, arts collectives, individual artists, music producers and labels, corporate brands. 


Studio 1 is a rustic warehouse space located on level 3, building 19 at 91 Canal Road. It on the top floor of the old Parachute Regiment building and features large windows with a lot of natural light, stunning views over Parramatta river over to Rodd Point.

Capacity: approx 800 standing, 400 banquet

Access notes and vehicle capacity: The Studio is on level 3 of our building and can only be accessed by 2 elevators (one 4 tonne capacity, the other 3 tonne). There are 4 fire exit stairwells that can be used to exit the site if required. Due to site security, a pass is required for elevator use. 1 pass is provided to hirers. The Studio is wheelchair accessible with no steps required to get into/out of the studio.

Amenities: There is 1 accessible toilet available on level 3 in the Studio space. All other amenities are on the ground floor about 2 mins away and are the same as those available to the Red Box.

Dimensions: 24m x 52m (1200sqm)

Features: rustic "abandoned warehouse" atmosphere, large open area, bare-walls hire. 

Suitable for: Film/photography, launches, workshops/seminars, sharings/presentations, creative events.

Clients have included major TV and film studios, music producers and labels, corporate brands, individual artists, arts companies and collectives.   

Indicative availability for our Red Box and Studio 1 is found in this calendar. If you'd like to enquire about availability or a quote, please don't hesitate to contact us at 02 9560 9479 or email our Venue Manager.