Venue Hire

Wesley Music Centre

20 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

Music Venue Hire

The Wesley Music has a variety of different spaces available for hire. Centrally located in the inner south, right near Capital Hill, the Music Centre is easily accessible via car (with on-site parking) bicycle or public transport. Talk to us about finding the right space for your music activity today. 

The Music Centre can be hired for a diversity of uses, such as concerts, music courses, recording sessions, private music teaching, regular U3A courses, music examinations, master classes and public lectures. If a larger venue is needed, the main Church is available.

Information about rates and what exactly is available is in the Application Form. 

Downloading our latest Application form here provides full details of hiring charges for space, instruments and equipment. It is recommended that you also read the "Conditions of Use" before sending an application as these will be become part of your Agreement, if you go ahead.

Joint Ventures are also possible but need to be first discussed with the Director of the Music Centre.

Public Liability Insurance: Hirers (but not Joint Venturers) are required to have PLI.  If you do not already have PLI, that covers our venue, we can arrange $10m cover (excess $500). The fees are listed on the above Application Form.

For further information and enquiries please contact the Office of the Wesley Music Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  02 6232 7248

 

The Mansfield Room  

Opened in 2002, the Mansfield room is a purpose-built performance venue beloved by local musicians. This unique space boasts adjustable acoustics, an elevated stage and is home to a stunning Yamaha Grand Piano. Ideal for music events, recordings, lectures, workshops and functions, talk to us today about how we can make your event an unforgettable one!

Venue Specifications

Dimensions: 16.40m x 8.20m 
Capacity: Theatre 100, Banquet 70 
Heating and Cooling Available
Adjustable Acoustics

Available Equipment:

Music stands (multiple)
Cello chair
Lectern
CD player (fee depends on usage)
Small PA system (fee depends on usage)
Large, music quality PA system (fee depends on usage) 
Choir risers ($30 per day)

Instruments Available Current Fees *New Fees from 1 July 2023
Yamaha Grand Piano $80/day $85/day
Harpsichord (A 415) $80/day $85 day
     
Hire Fees    
Room Hire 
(includes use of the Seminar Room/Ante
Room or Bach room as Green rooms)
$145/hr $150/hr
Recording/Rehearsal Rate during
Office Hours
(Tue-Fri 10am-3pm)
$70/hr $75/hr
Recording/Rehearsal Rate outside
Office Hours 
$90/hr $95/hr
   
Seminar Room  
The Seminar room is ideal for workshops, seminars and meetings. Includes tables with seating for up to 18 people, whiteboard, and Yamaha electric keyboard, and perfectly equipped as a green room for events in the Mansfield room, as it features a sink with mirror. This sunlit room is a delightful space for your next meeting. 
   

Venue Specifications

Dimensions: 9m x 3.50m 
Capacity: Approx. 20  
Heating and Cooling Available

Available Equipment:

Tables and Chairs
Whiteboard
Yamaha electric keyboard

  Current Fee *New Fees from 1 July 2023
Hire fee $35/hr $35/hr
   
Bach Room  
The Bach room is an ideal teaching space for both private lessons and small groups. With a Steinway Grand piano, harpsichord and whiteboard. 
   

Venue Specifications

Dimensions: 7m x 4.40m
Capacity: Approx. 12  
Heating and Cooling Available

Available Equipment:

Music stands (multiple)
Chairs (multiple)
Whiteboard

Instruments Available Current Fees *New Fees from 1 July 2023
Steinway Grand Piano $35/day $40/day
Harpsichord $35/day $40/day
     
Hire Fees    
Room Hire  $25/hr $30/hr
   
Music Centre Foyer and Kitchen
The Foyer of the Music centre is a welcoming space where audiences can mingle before a concert, or with refreshments after an event. 
 

Venue Specifications

Capacity: ~60 (standing) in foyer, plus an extra 40 in courtyard
Heating and Cooling Available

Available Equipment:

Trestle tables (multiple available)
Chairs
Kitchen facilities including instant boiling water, sink and dishwasher
Crystal wine and champagne glasses (including non-slip waiter's trays) - suitable for wine, beer, juice and water

Fees Current Fees *New Fees from 1 July 2023
Kitchen space (includes foyer and
courtyard) for serving refreshments
$30/day $35/day

Crystal glasses 

 

 

First 3 dozen glasses $30

Each dozen after $8

Breakages will be charged at $10/glass

First 3 dozen glasses $30

Each dozen after $8

Breakages will be charged at $10/glass

   

Wesley Uniting Church

The Wesley Uniting church is a grand space available for concerts. With a large capacity, and functional side spaces (such as the choir stalls), this venue can be used for a diverse range of setups. Featuring a historic Pipe Organ, Yamaha Grand Piano, sound system and a stunning acoustic, this is the perfect venue for your next performance. 
 

Venue Specifications

Capacity: 290, plus another 20 in choir stalls
"Stage space": fits a chamber orchestra and/or community choir (front pews can be removed for extra space)
Heating and Cooling Available

Available Equipment:

Music stands (multiple)
Cello chair
Lectern
Hand Held microphone (speech)
Choir risers ($30 per day) - altar space has stairs that can function as risers. 

Instruments Available Current Fees *New Fees from 1 July 2023
Pipe Organ  $75/day $85/day
Yamaha Grand Piano $80/day $85/day
     
Hire Fees Current Fees *New Fees from 1 July 2023

Performance rate (from 30mins prior to concert start)
Includes use of Music Centre as Green Rooms

$165/hr

 

$175/hr

 

Venue hire - rehearsal rate
(includes pre-concert rehearsal periods)

$90/hr

$95/hr