About The Factory

Opened in 2006, Councils purpose built performing arts rehearsal centre was specifically designed to give local performers a hub for rehearsals, tuition, networking and training. Today we are the home of more than 25 performing arts groups including amateur theatre companies, choirs, music and vocal tuition schools, dance schools, group music sessions, bands, solo artists, cultural performing arts groups, amateur movie makers and recording artists.

The facility has three rehearsal rooms, four practice rooms, a loud band room, recording studio and a community workshop. Dance rooms are equipped with quality sound systems, pianos or electric keyboards, and tables and chairs. All dance studios have sprung floors, mirrors, ballet barres and acoustic treatment. For full details including dimensions, capacities and pricing visit The Factory Room Hire webpage.

Bookings are able to be made by individuals, groups, small businesses and commercial hirers. Small businesses such as dance schools, vocal tuition schools, music schools, dance classes etc. with less than 12 employees may be eligible for a discounted commercial rate. Please contact the Factory Coordinator for eligibility.  Small businesses that are eligible must hold a current Public liability Insurance policy. Rates for small businesses are listed on each individual room page.

Location

The Factory is located at Building 5, Cranbourne Indoor Leisure Complex, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road Cranbourne East.

We are serviced by public bus route 896 from Cranbourne station and the High street Shopping Centre.

Accessibility

Accessibility to the facility is easy with reserved accessible parking close to the front door. There is ramp access for mobility aids, and trolleys for loading equipment from vehicles. We have elevator access to the first floor with accessible bathrooms on both levels. The ground floor bathroom includes an electric hoist. Baby change tables are conveniently located on each level. A kitchen is available with tea and coffee making facilities, microwaves, fridge and a dishwasher.

Our foyers have seating, poster boards and display racks.

Public Liability insurance

It is a requirement for all hirers to have Public Liability Insurance when hiring rooms at The Factory. If you are a regular group hiring on a weekly basis you must provide your own insurance cover to a minimum value of $10,000,000.00 that includes cover for your activities at The Factory. This type of insurance can be obtained from a number of Australian underwriters.

Casual hirers with no insurance must purchase Councils own Public Liability Insurance for occasional users. This is an additional charge to the room hire and will cost $12.00 per booking.   

How to book

We recommend that you organise a time to visit the facility and take a tour to discuss the options. To apply for hiring a room at The Factory please fill out our Hire Request Form below and either email it back to the office or drop it in during office hours.

Once your booking has been accepted you will be required to come into the office and complete a 45 minute facility orientation covering room usage, the alarm system and OH&S etc. Upon signing a City of Casey Hire Agreement and payment of a bond you will be issued with keys to your room.

Contact details

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

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