We are Kindred

Kindred is a purpose-built space for creative individuals and organisations in Yarraville, Melbourne. We accommodate musicians, bands, photographers, designers, dancers, actors, artists, entrepreneurs, daring freelancers and more. 

We provide band rehearsal rooms, co-working spaces, private studio suites, recording studio, film and photography studio, dance and yoga studio, bandroom, bar, cafe and function space available for hire. We’re also home to Victoria University Bachelor of Music Degree and many dance and music schools who run their classes out of our studios. 

First opened in 2005, we’ve always been privately owned and operated by artists. This could be why Lonely Planet listed us in their Top Ten Workspaces in The World in 2016. More recently, we were awarded the Maribyrnong City Council 2019 Civic Award – Arts Organisation

Our office is open 9am – 5pm weekdays, the bandroom reception opens 5pm – midnight each week day and we are open 12pm – late on weekends. If you’d like to know more, shoot us a message, visit us in person at 3 Harris St, Yarraville, or call (03) 9689 9859.

Kindred Studios acknowledges the Marin-balluk clan from the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land our studios now operate on.

We pay our respects to their elders past, present and continuing.

Contact us

Kindred Studios
3 Harris St, Yarraville VIC 3013
(03) 9689 9859

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I'd like to come and have a look around Kindred, who do I talk to?

Our admin team! Feel free to pop in and say hello, or shoot us an email and let us know when you’re coming. Our office staff are here between 10am and 5pm on weekdays but if you can’t make it then, our front of house staff are here until midnight weekdays and between 11am and 6pm on weekends.

Is Kindred a not for profit or government funded organisation?

Nope. Kindred Studios is 100% privately owned and operated by artists.

We proudly offer our spaces to artists who allow us to continue to support Melbourne’s creative industries. At this stage, we do not receive any funding from arts bodies or the Government.

Can I perform at Kindred for free?

Like you, our front of house staff like to eat so we do hire our performance venues out at a cost. We’re totally open to discussing the possibility of starting a residency or displaying your work in our studios for free though. We love showcasing artist’s work. Let’s talk.

I don't work in the creative industries. Can I still rent a space at Kindred?

Are you a freelancer? That’s creative! We welcome entrepreneurs like you with welcome arms. If you feel our vibe, chances are we’ll feel yours. We’d love to have you.

Man, this place is so cool. Can I work for Kindred?

Aw, shucks. We’re not currently hiring, but we’re always looking for people to collaborate with. If you want to be a part of the Kindred Studios creative community and hang out with like-minded people, we’d suggest giving our co-working space a go or run an event here.

What are the tech specs in the bar and theatre?

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Guitar Amp
Fender Rumble 100 Bass Amp
Mapex Meridian Birch 6 piece Drum Kit A
additional backline available on request

4 x foldback sends – Quest passive 12 inch boxes

Fixed grid
Jands Stage CL lighting desk
12x Multipar LED fixtures
2 x Selecon Acclaim 18/34 zoom spots 26 circuit patch panel
Platform ladder available

JBL VXR 932LA Line Array Speakers & VRX 918S Subs
Allan & Heath QU24 digital console
24 channels of audio
Shure PQ drum mic set
5 x Beta 58 vocal mics
4 x SM57 instrument mics
4 x DIs
Additional DIs available as required
Additional SM58 available as required
Mic leads & mic stands available as required

Pioneer DJM 900 Nexus
2 x CDJ Nexus 2000
2 X Technics 1200 MKII
8 x Speakers + Soundbar + Sub independent house music system

Adjustable wing flats
Front of house curtain with hand winch.

1 x ceiling mounted projector (HDMI inputs) with motorised drop down screen
3 x effect projectors

Is Kindred wheelchair accessible?

Yes, certainly! None of our ground floor rooms have steps preventing access and we have an elevator for access to level 1.