This is one of the Create NSW properties that are provided to support the arts and cultural sector in NSW.
The property provides a multi-arts urban cultural precinct that engages and inspires Sydney’s culturally diverse communities. It offers a unique presentation venue for resident companies and the sector.
Location and history
Carriageworks is located in the old Eveleigh Rail Yards, within the emerging Redfern Waterloo precinct.
It was built between 1880 and 1889 as part of the Eveleigh Railway Workshops. The contemporary arts centre was a major redevelopment by the NSW Government from 2007.
The site is leased to Carriageworks.
Highlights and amenities
Carriageworks produces and presents a varied, multi-disciplinary program, attracting over 400,000 people each year. Carriageworks explores contemporary ideas and issues by working with local and international artists from a range of cultures and communities.
- two large flexible theatre spaces (one 800 seat capacity and one 300 seat capacity)
- three rehearsal rooms
- scenery construction workshop
- exhibition spaces
- smaller space used as a gallery
- a bar and cafe.
Availability and contacts
Contact Carriageworks directly for information about hiring spaces. Bays 22-24 (located at the western end of the building) is available for hire for special events, in particular for creative industries and arts and cultural activities.
Pictured: Hip-hop at Carriageworks - Image supplied by Create NSW