The Factory Rehearsal Centre for the Arts

The Factory Rehearsal Centre for the Arts

The Factory Rehearsal Centre for the Arts is ideally suited to:

  • School bands, rock bands, percussion groups, pipe bands and solo artists etc…
  • Community performing arts groups
  • Amateur theatre companies
  • Community bands
  • Amateur movie makers
  • Professional production companies
  • Professional dance groups
  • Professional theatre groups

Location

The Factory is located at the Cranbourne Indoor Leisure Complex at 65 Berwick-Cranbourne road Cranbourne East. We share the rear building with The Shed skate park

Technical Specifications

  • Loud Band Room: 14m x 9m - 25 people
  • Rehearsal Room 1: (152m2) 19.2m x 9.3m - 120 people
  • Rehearsal Room 2: (60m2) 9.1m x 7.3m - 44 people
  • Rehearsal Room 3: (98m2) 12m x 8.3m - 66 people
  • Practice Room 1: 3.4 x 6.4m - 14 people
  • Practice Room 2: 3.9 x 4.4m - 10 people
  • Practice Room 3: 4.2 x 4.2m - 10 people
  • Practice Room 4: 3.6 x 5.8m - 14 people

 Room Features

 All rooms have sprung floors suitable for professional dance groups

  • All rooms contain either Yamaha acoustic or electric pianos
  • All rooms have access to chairs and trestle tables
  • Some rooms have access to storage for regular users

Sound Systems

Each rehearsal room has an individual 400 watt Crown/JBL in-house sound system. The system accepts audio input from RCA, and ¼” sources as well as mini plugs from ipods, laptops, iphones and CD player sources (not supplied). Users must bring their own  music device source.

Public liability Insurance for hirers

All hirers of rooms, studios and workshops at The Factory are expected to provide their own Public Liability Insurance for a minimum cover of $10,000,000.00. Casual and short term hirers may purchase Public liability Insurance from The Factory for their bookings at a charge of $15.00 per room per hire. Please contact the Factory coordinator for further details.

Special Needs Accessibility  

The Factory has close disabled parking bays, ramp access, elevator access to upper level and accessible facilities including baby change tables. A loading zone is beside the entrance for the convenient loading and unloading of equipment.

Discounted Band Rehearsals for the School Holidays

Over the Christmas School Holidays rehearsal space for rock bands has been discounted to $40.00 per session. Loud Band Room hire includes a quality PA system with 4 mics, stands, keyboard, and use of the  break out lounge. 

Sessions are available 7 days per week from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm, 1.00 pm - 5.30 pm and 6.00 pm - 11.00 pm. Advance booking is essential. To book please call 5995 9520 during office hours.

Schedule of Fees for the Factory Rehearsal Centre for the Arts

Room

Regular Not for Profit

1 hr session

Casual Not for Profit

1 hr session

Regular Commercial
(plus GST)

1 hr session

Casual Commercial
(plus GST)

1 hr session

Regular Casey Not for Profit

3 hr session

Rehearsal Room 1
(152 m2)

$20.00

$31.00

$42.00

$50.00

$46.00

Rehearsal Room 2
(60 m2)

$12.50

$20.00

$28.00

$36.00

$30.00

Rehearsal Room 3
(98 m2)

$15.00

$22.00

$32.50

$42.00

$37.00

Practice Rooms
1 - 4

$6.50

$8.50

$13.00

$18.00

$15.00

 Sessional rates apply to “Regular” Casey Not-for-Profit 3 hour sessions and are available for the following times: 

  • Morning Session: 9.00 am – 12 pm
  • Afternoon Session One: 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm or 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
  • Afternoon Session Two: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
  • Evening Session: 7.00 pm onwards (All groups are to vacate by 11.00 pm )

Community Workshop for Performing Arts

The Factory’s Community Workshop is a space that hirers can utilise for the manufacture and maintenance of performing arts related equipment. The space is available for the construction of sets, maintenance of equipment, painting of props, etc…The floor area is large enough to complete the final assembly of sets prior to bumping into a theatre. Hiring options include daily, weekend, weekly and monthly (subject to availability).

Workshop Features

  • 4.5 metre high roller door access
  • Secure Lockable space
  • 9 metre X 17 metre floor space
  • Separate bathroom facilities
  • Suitable for painting, and manufacture of sets, stages etc.

*Please note that the Community Workshop is not designed for long term storage of equipment. This space is subject to availability.

Hirers will be required to sign the Factory’s standard Hire Agreement and provide their own Public Liability Insurance cover. Please contact The Factory for further details.

Schedule of Fees - Community Workshop

Duration

Daily Booking

Weekend Booking

Weekly Booking

Monthly Booking

Rates

$25.50

$31.00

$50.50

$168.00

 All prices include GST, unless otherwise specified.

 Daily Session: 8.00 am – 6.00 pm

  • Weekend Session: 6.00 pm Friday – 6.00 pm Sunday

  • Weekly Session (7 days): 8.00 am Monday – 6.00 pm Sunday (or other 7 day block)

  • Monthly Session: Monthly up to 31 days

Hirers will be required to sign the Factory’s existing Hire Agreement and provide their own Public Liability Insurance cover

Loud Band Room

Band Rehearsals

The Factory’s loud band room is a purpose built soundproof room that has been designed for louder groups such as rock bands, percussion groups, school bands, bagpipes, solo artists etc…

Some of the features of the room include:

  • Drum riser
  • Quality vocal PA system and microphones
  • Acoustic treatment
  • Instrument and amplifier hire
  • Separate lounge

The spacious room measures 14 X 9 meters and will suit amateur or professional musicians. School groups may use our “house instruments” free of charge while rehearsing.

Recording Sessions

The Loud Band Room has a recording facility with the latest Pro-Tools based recording system. The recording studio may be hired for full or half days (subject to availability of recording engineers). Please see the Schedule of Fees for pricing and conditions.

The recording facility features:

  • Microphones, leads and stands
  • Microphone pre-amps and compressors
  • Effects
  • Studio quality instruments
  • Quality DW drum kit

Hirers will be required to provide photo identification, sign the Factory’s standard Hire Agreement and provide their own Public Liability Insurance cover when hiring the Loud Band Room and Recording facility. Please contact The Factory for further details.

Schedule of Fees - Loud Band Room

Duration

Rehearsal  (4 hour session) 

School rate (4 hour session)

Hourly rate (Saturdays)

Recording Studio

Rates

$51.50 per session (off peak)

$72.00 per session (peak)

$52.00 (9-4.00 midweek)

Includes base level instruments and PA system

$21.00 per hour

Includes base level instruments and PA system

1/2 day $328

Full day $615

* Subject to availability of sound engineer

All prices include GST, unless otherwise specified.

Please contact the Factory Co-ordinator for further details about terms and conditions of hire.

Hirers will be required to sign the Factory’s existing Hire Agreement and may have to provide their own Public Liability Insurance cover. All hirers of the Loud Band Room will have to provide proof of identification prior to use.

Coordinator, The Factory Rehearsal Centre for the Arts
City of Casey, PO Box 1000, Narre Warren, Vic 3805

Telephone: 5995 9520
Fax:
5995 9530
Email: thefactory@casey.vic.gov.au

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