Abbotsford Convent

Abbotsford Convent

The Abbotsford Convent is a community of multi-disciplined artists from writers to puppetmakers, animators to illustrators and painters.

Just four kilometres from the City centre, it creates a tranquil island surrounded by the Yarra River, Yarra Bend Park and the Collingwood Children’s Farm.

Artist studios, creative spaces for writers and designers, galleries, workshops, well-being practitioners, primary school, theatre, indoor and outdoor function spaces, bakery, cafes, restaurants, bars and much more.

Abbotsford Convent recognised on National Heritage List

On Thursday 31 August 2017, the Abbotsford Convent joined iconic landmarks including the Royal Exhibition Building, Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Cricket Ground in achieving the country’s highest level of heritage recognition.

Becoming the 111th site added to the National Heritage List, the Abbotsford Convent has been recognised for demonstrating Australia’s social and welfare history through the lens of a religious and charitable institution.

The Convent’s place on the National Heritage List will help protect the site’s future for generations to come, while honouring those who were affected by its past.

Our Venues

for Hire

Five unique buildings that date from the 1900’s-1950’s are filled with diverse rooms that are available for a variety of small, medium and large meeting spaces. There are indoor and outdoor spaces available for functions, meetings, conferences, performing arts research and development, music & dance workshops, visual arts & crafts as well as filming & photography.

From the decorative and intimate interior of the Bishop's Parlour to the grand gothic proportions of the Convent Community Room, the Abbotsford Convent has the space to hold meetings for a handful of people or conferences catering for up to 300. With three convenient onsite caterers and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere you can enjoy a retreat like setting really close to the CBD.

Bishop's Parlour
Suitable for: Meetings and talks
Capacity: 50

Breakfast Parlour
Suitable for: Meetings of up to ten people
Capacity: < 12

Community Room and Linen Room
Suitable for: Seminars, conferences, markets
Capacity: < 140

Provincial Superior's Office
Suitable for: Small workshops, rehearsals
Capacity: < 40

Rosina Auditorium
Suitable for: Classes, rehearsals and performances
Capacity: < 300

Rosina R&D Spaces - Dorm One
Suitable for: Performing arts rehearsals and workshops
Capacity: < 40

The Antique Bookstore
Suitable for: Arts & crafts workshops, classes
Capacity: < 12

The Salon | More..
Suitable for: seminars, conferences, small markets
Capacity: < 150

The Yellow Room
Suitable for:
Capacity: < 30

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