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Kindred Studios 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’ve got band rehearsal rooms, co-working spaces, private studio suites, a recording studio, a film and photography studio, a dance and yoga studio, theatre stage, cafe, bandroom and function space available for hire. We’re also home to Victoria University and Victoria University Polytechnic’s music programs 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 10am – 5pm weekdays, the bandroom reception opens 5pm – midnight each week day and we are open 11am – 6pm 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.

Here’s a few we frequently get

I’d like to come and have a look around Kindred Studios, 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, but I like the idea of working out of Kindred Studios. Can I still rent an office at Kindred or use the coworking space?

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 Studios?

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?

Vox guitar amp
Roland Jazz Chorus JC-50 guitar amp
AMPEG combo bass amp
Ashdown 330 touring bass amp
Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head
Gallien-Krueger 15 inch bass cabinet
Pearl Vision drum kit
Pearl Export drum it
Pearl Fusion 7 piece Kit

4 x foldback sends- Quest passive 12 inch boxes

Fixed grid
Etc Smartfade ML lighting desk
12 x LED Par 64 RGB 24 DEG
2 x Selecon Acclaim 18/34 zoom spots
26 circuit patch panel
Platform ladder available

Nexo PS15 FOH system with LS12 Subs
Alan & Heath QU24 digital console
24 channels of audio
Shure PQ drum mic set
5x Beta 58 vocal mics
4 x SM57 instrument mics
4 x DIs
Additional SM58 available as required
Mic leads & mic stands available as required

Alan & Heath Xone 92 mixer
2 x 1200 SM58
2 X CDJ 1000

Adjustable wing flats
Front of house curtain with hand winch.

1x ceiling mounted projector (HDMI inputs) with motorised drop down screen (upstage against back wall)

Is Kindred Studios wheelchair accessible?

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

Want to learn more? Schedule a free tour of our facilities

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. 

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