Sanctum Theatre | Sanctum Studio
Sanctum Theatre is a Melbourne-based visual performance ensemble presenting folk theatre in everyday spaces since 2006.
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Sanctum Studio is a dynamic new arts space in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We create public art, street art, giant puppets, sets and costumes for festivals, arts companies, government and commercial clients. We also partner councils and community groups to facilitate arts-based community development projects.

Sanctum Studio is a factory in a castle…yes, a castle, with turrets and towers covered in vines.  It has a 130m2 footprint with a 4m high ceiling and road frontage (35,000 cars drive past per day). It can be hired as a fully equipped artist’s workshop, or for photo and film shoots, exhibitions, performances, rehearsals, classes and events. Artists looking for a long term shared studio space are also encouraged to apply. Download the Rental Guide PDF for information on pricing, location and dimensions.

Sanctum Studio is managed by artist, author and puppeteer Lachlan Plain ( and is the headquarters of Sanctum Theatre (, a visual performance company presenting live art in everyday spaces since 2006.

To enquire about commissioning a public artwork or giant puppet, booking a Sanctum Theatre for your festival or event, or hiring the space, please contact us on Or call Lachlan on (+61) 432 103 538. Or, if you’re in the vicinity, drop by – 6/183 Para Rd Greensborough.