About us

Darebin Arts Centre is Preston’s premier arts venue, and the home of choice for artists, creators, and innovators in Melbourne’s north.

Our mission is to provide an accessible, affordable, and fit-for-purpose facility.

We offer exciting opportunities for artists to engage with each other, their audiences, and the community.

We have a welcoming recently renovated foyer and improvements to universal access. Our new bar offers barista coffee, snacks, and beverages from local Darebin suppliers.


  • Fully equipped proscenium arch theatre seating 385 people, with full fly-tower and orchestral pit
  • leading in-house audiovisual equipment and technical support staff
  • ticketed venue with professional in-house box office management system
  • generous, newly renovated foyer with a reception desk and refurbished bar, both with accessible height counters
  • flexible spaces available for hire, developments, classes and rehearsals
  • over 100 square metres of gallery and exhibition space
  • fully equipped commercial kitchen available for hire
  • co-working spaces available for short, medium, and long-term licenses
  • accessible entrance, reception, and theatre seating
  • assistive hearing system and bathroom facilities (including the option of gender-neutral toilets)
  • 136 free onsite car parking spaces including four accessible parking spaces.


How to get in touch with us at Darebin Arts Centre.