34-40 Burton Street
Darlinghurst, NSW

East Sydney Community and Arts Centre (ESCAC) is a new 2-storey building on the corner of Burton and Palmer streets, centrally located in Darlinghurst’s creative hub. A 10-minute walk from Museum Station and 5-minutes from Oxford St, this state-of-the-art meeting room, rehearsal facility and performance space features a sprung floor with 10mm tarkett, mirrors, AV, kitchenette, storage and accessible toilets. The space is designed for Performing Artists preparing for production, training or building their creative practice as well as being a venue suitable for small scale public performance or events. This space is not available to private parties or events.


Indoor Facilities

  • Trestle Tables
  • Kitchen (Commercial)
  • Electric Urn
  • Round Tables
  • Kitchen (Domestic)
  • Oven
  • Chairs
  • Kitchenette
  • Pie Warmer
  • Heating
  • Servery
  • Microwave
  • Air Con/Cooling
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Shower Facilities

Other Indoor Facilities: Facilities include: 12m x 6m tarkett, 3.4m to 4m ceiling height, Mirrors with curtain cover-up, Black-out blinds, Sprung floor with 10mm tarkett, AV projector and retractable screen, Sound system (MP3), Tables and chairs, Foyer entrance/waiting area, Fridge, microwave, instant hot water, AV, mic and lighting patch points, Accessible toilet with shower, WiFi, Separate storage spaces.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Playground
  • Balcony
  • Benches
  • Courtyard
  • Heating
  • Tables
  • Shelter
  • BBQ

Technical Facilities

  • PA/Sound System
  • Piano
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Microphone
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Projector Screen
  • Lectern
  • Sound Proof
  • Data Projector
  • Stage
  • Stage Light
  • White Board
  • Ipod Input
  • Large TV/Plasma
  • Flip Chart

Other Technical Facilities: This venue is fully equipped for theatre and dance rehearsal and performance including lighting, AV and sound patch points throughout the venue.

Party Facilities

  • Dance floor included at no charge
  • No Disco lighting available
  • We do not allow DJ hire
  • Equipment Available for Hire: Private parties or events are not allowed in this venue.

Other Facilities

  • Ample Street Parking
  • Private Area
  • Private Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Wheelchair Access


  • 21st Birthday
  • 18th Birthday
  • After Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Children's Party
  • Teen Party
  • Rehearsal
  • Adult Class
  • Meeting
  • Craft Class
  • Fitness Class
  • Parents Group
  • Workshop
  • Social Event
  • Training
  • Exhibition
  • Performance
  • Play Group
  • Forums
  • Dinner
  • Wedding
  • Engagement
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Religious Service

Catering and Kitchen

  • BYO or External Catering Company allowed
  • Venue Catering
  • No Catering Restrictions
  • Kosher Kitchen
  • Halal Kitchen
  • Vegetarian Kitchen
  • Vegan Kitchen
  • Pescetarian Kitchen
  • No Alcohol Allowed


  • No smoking on hall grounds
  • No animals allowed on hall grounds
  • No restrictions regarding minors
  • Reasonable noise levels at all times (residential area)


Daytime Hourly $34.00
Evening Hourly $34.00
Public Holiday Hourly $34.00
Weekday Evenings $34.00
Weekend Evenings $34.00
Public Holiday Evenings $34.00

Additional Charges

For information on our pricing visit: http://www.brandx.org.au/rates/


Open Close
Monday 8:00am 10:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am 10:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am 10:00pm
Thursday 8:00am 10:00pm
Friday 9:00am 11:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 11:00pm
Sunday 9:00am 8:00pm


Dimensions Seated Capacity Standing Capacity
Upper Hall 10m X 17m 100 150
Meeting Room 5m X 5m 10 0