The Substation

About the Venue

The Substation is a unique large-scale multi-purpose gallery, performance space and dance studio for artists, championing contemporary and experimental arts. Housed inside a 100-year-old former industrial building steeped in the rich history of Melbourne’s inner west, The Substation is an arts destination unlike any other in Australia. From large ornate windows to high ceilings and natural light, original features remain throughout the building.

From our local community in Newport to our national and global network of collaborators and cultural partners, we celebrate artists and ideas that encourage transformative conversations between wide-ranging audiences. Through our ever-evolving program and artist-led initiatives, we support the development of ambitious and inclusive works that defy simple categorisation.


The Substation
1 Market Street, Newport VIC, Australia

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Venue Manager

Gabrielle Ryan

Technical Manager

Rob Sowinski


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