Studio 53 Mackay is a Premium Arts Space situated in Mackay, North Queensland.  Studio 53 Mackay is more than just a building, it was designed to bring the entire Arts Community together, fostering a passion for the arts within the district and enabling everyone the opportunity to use this state of the art, purpose built space.  Studio 53 Mackay is home to numerous local business, and a ‘home away from home’ for some of the most prestigious dancers, choreographers and professional dance and theatrical companies in Australia while on tour.  

With five separate purpose built studios; changing and showering facilities; off street parking; dedicated waiting and reception areas; retail spaces and boutique exhibition options, Studio 53 Mackay provides the region with a dynamic venue capable of hosting multiple classes, workshops with visiting arts professionals, exhibitions, small concerts and events of all types.

While the dance studios are second to none, it is the complex as a whole that makes these premises truly special – and all situated in the heart of Mackay.  (The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre) is conveniently only 5 minutes walk away, making Studio 53 Mackay the ideal venue for visiting companies performing at the MECC to rehearse, and for student practice leading up to and during eisteddfod competition work.

Hire of the space is available in a number of categories including:

  • Contract studio hire for local dance/drama/vocal schools: full year following school terms

  • Contract studio hire for local fitness and social dance classes: full calendar year

  • Casual hourly/daily rental on particular days for Arts Organizations

  • Contract or Casual hire daily and hourly for Private Teachers and Industry Professionals

  • Casual One off hire for Events and Examinations

  • Casual One off hire for visiting professionals for Workshops or Rehearsals

  • Student Hire special rates offered based on availabilty for students’ practise

  • If a professional, purpose built, friendly environment is what you are looking for – Studio 53 Mackay is second to none!

We welcome enquiries from all members of the Mackay Arts Community and anyone visiting the area and trust that we can find the perfect fit for your particular needs.  We look forward to welcoming you to this dynamic arts venue.

Lynette Denny AM

CEO Studio 53