Venue Hire

Venue Hire and Functions at FCAC

Located on the banks of the Maribyrnong River and a short walk from the Footscray train station, Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is a highly versatile cultural precinct with unique outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate a wide range of events.

FCAC specialises in corporate meetings or events, weddings, parties, and has a specialist team of event managers, front of house and production staff available to develop tailored functions and performances.

By holding your next function at FCAC, you will not only make an impact on your guests, you will make a real impact in your community. All proceeds from our venue hire and event management services go straight back to FCAC’s important work in supporting communities of Melbourne’s west and maintaining our venue for the years to come.

Download our Venue Hire and Functions Package here. For more information, please contact our Events Coordinator at events@footscrayarts.com or call us at (03) 9362 8888.

Our Services

Venue Hire
FCAC offers a variety of unique spaces across our arts precinct that is perfect for your next occasion. The venue hire fee includes use of the hired space and covers access to basic furniture such as tables, chairs, tablecloths and some technical equipment. Specialist equipment, including the use of marquees or production that is more elaborate can be discussed and quoted for by the Event Coordinator.

Event Coordination Service
Drawing from a wealth of knowledge in activating FCAC’s spaces, our event coordination service provides advice to support and maximise your event experience at FCAC. As your dedicated event contact, The Event Coordinator can advise on staffing requirements, organise production design meetings with our Production Coordinator and provide tours of our spaces.

Event Staffing and Production Services
We work with a dedicated team of technicians, sound engineers, front of house professionals and bartenders who can ensure the best possible outcome for your event. FCAC functions that include the service of alcohol or out-of-hours venue access require a Duty Manager to ensure the delivery of smooth and safe outcomes. The Event Coordinator will recommend the appropriate staff services required for a professional function.

Bar Service
FCAC stocks a range of high-quality beverages such as locally brewed Two Birds beers and cider, CAPI Premium Soft Drinks and a selection of wines. An assortment of sweet and savoury bar snacks are also available.

Venue Hire – Live Music Presentation
Please refer to the venue hire package for information about presenting Live Music at FCAC.

Venue Hire – Artistic Presentation
FCAC prides itself on supporting hirers to present outstanding, impactful and memorable artistic projects. Presentation of artistic projects (including theatre, dance, exhibitions, music) are considered with the following criteria:

  • Hirer has a track record of presenting work that is presentation-ready at a quality standard
  • Hirer has a track record of attracting audiences to their work; timeliness and relevance of the work to audiences
  • Alignment with FCAC’s values and goals: to profile work by or for FCAC’s communities of focus: First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people with disability.
  • Alignment with overall mix of programming at FCAC

1- Dave and Jas with Marks I in background. 
Marks I by Brook Andrew is a commissioned work for Footscray Community Arts Centre, created with extensive community involvement, 2012. Photograph by fotoJOJO.
2- Dave and Jas. Photograph by fotoJOJO.

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