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Motley Bauhaus
Creative Venue Hire

Carlton, 3053
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ABOUT Motley Bauhaus
Creative Venue Hire

The Motley Bauhaus is a completely unique, utterly independent and proudly inclusionary multidisciplinary art and craft house.

They are dedicated to promoting skills based art practices, encouraging intermingling across all disciplines and making art an everyday part of our lives.

With an eclectic array of spaces The Motley Bauhaus is the perfect location for your next party or function and can be hired space by space or the entire venue for a truly grand celebration!


The Spaces

  • Blackbox Theatre - 75 pax

  • Cabaret Stage/Space with Private Bar - 100 pax

  • Large sun-filled Upstairs Gallery - 150 pax

  • Front Bar and Courtyard - 100 pax


Front Bar and Courtyard

Our public bar and street-facing courtyard is a warm and welcoming space and the front of this multi-disciplinary arts venue.

We welcome public and private functions in this space, such as fundraisers, birthdays/engagement parties, networking events etc.

We offer an extensive cocktail list, quality spirits and wines, and - for our gluten intolerant friends - O'Brien's gluten-free beer on tap, plus any externally organised catering you wish.

Our comfy couches, timber finishings, and brass tones throughout makes it the perfect place enjoy an evening (or day) with friends and a drink in hand.

Located on the corner of Rathdowne and Elgin St in Carlton, close to La Mama Courthouse and the vibrant Lygon Italian strip.


Cabaret Stage

The Cabaret Stage is versatile space on the 1st floor of The Motley Bauhaus's multi-disciplinary arts venue. It's an open setup and comes with its own dedicated bar. This space features a stage with lighting rig, PA system and projector.

The Cabaret Stage seats up to 60 people with a front on seating arrangement, 40 with two rows of tables and some end on seating for a reduced capacity, 100 – 150 standing.

The perfect space for private functions; this includes:

  • work/birthday parties

  • trivia nights

  • ceremonies of any kind

  • engagement parties

  • live music

  • and more!


The Gallery

A large, beautifully lit area with a capacity of 150 people.

It features a gorgeous mix of timbers, floor boards, and exposed brick as well as a stunningly large sky light that fills the space with natural light during the day.

Perfect for private functions such as birthdays, engagements, or networking events can join the cabaret space for a larger function complete with private bar.


Blackbox Theatre

A beautiful brick-lined blackbox located downstairs at the back of the venue.

It's completely accessible and seats up to 75 depending on how much stage space you might need. It features a full lighting/sound setup, and projector.

Perfect for birthday karaoke, screenings, ceremonies and more.


Book your next function with The Motley Bauhaus and enjoy being immersed in a bustling Melbourne independent arts venue.


Get pricing & check the availability on venue hire via ‘Contact Venue’



Room Min Max
Gallery/Bar 10 100
Theatre 10 75
Cabaret Space/Bar 10 100
Front Bar/Courtyard 10 200
Entire Venue 10 350
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