Arts Centre

The Barn at Rosny Farm

Image by Rebecca Ramage

The Barn at Rosny Farm is a multi-purpose, small capacity arts venue situated in the cultural hub of the City of Clarence on Hobart’s Eastern Shore.

The venue is contained within the walls of a c1818 stone barn which has been tastefully refurbished to retain its colonial aspect whilst catering to a broad range of arts based activities. Situated within the picturesque grounds of the Rosny Farm Arts Centre, which is also home to the Schoolhouse Gallery and Rosny Cottage, it has been described as, “The best acoustic venue in the Southern Hemisphere.” – Stefan Grossman.

To hire the Barn for your music or performing arts event, please fill in this enquiry form, and we will give you a call.

Please note: the Barn has limited availability due to a busy schedule of events and exhibitions.


Archive of Past Events

Tasmanian Fashion Runway, 2023. Image: Rosie Hastie

Miettes playing at Jazz Lounge, Clarence Jazz Festival 2022. Image Credit: Eden Meure

Lucy Irvine installation in the Rosny Barn for Dark Mofo 2017


  • Rosny Hill Road
  • 10 minute drive from the Hobart CBD, just across the bridge
  • 15 minute drive from Hobart airport
  • In between the Rosny Parklands and Eastlands Shopping Centre


  • Concerts, comedy, theatre and dance
  • Exhibitions, installations, film and displays
  • Workshops, public meetings and gala events


  • The Rosny Farm site including the Barn, Schoolhouse Gallery and Cottage are open to the public. Winter Hours: Open Wednesday – Friday 11am – 4pm, weekends 10am – 4pm.
  • Hirers can access the site and Barn outside of operating hours by arrangement.
  • Barn access is via street side double doors and in-site double doors and has drive through
  • 45 car parks and two disabled access car parks are available adjacent to the venue.
  • Whole of site has disabled access.


  • Female, male and disabled access toilets on site

Barn and Equipment Specs

  • Place of assembly licence for 300 (whole of site) and seats 110
  • 21.5m x 6m useable floor area with in floor heating

For Performing Arts:

  • 100 seats and 20 round café tables* *(tables by negotiation)
  • 8 x 2m x 1m stage units 600mm-800mm high with 2 x stage steps
  • Adjustable black back curtains
  • Cottage available for green room by negotiation
  • Ticketing and marketing assistance available by negotiation
  • 2 x matched 4000 ansi lumin full HD 1080p 3000:1 projectors and 3m x 2m Pro Screen
  • 1 x short throw projector
  • 4 x Lupas
  • 3 x Prolite spots, 4 x Prolite Fresnels with Barn Doors, 6 x full colour LED par cans
  • 2 x Selecon PL Profiles MKII
  • 2 x Selecon PL Fresnels MKII
  • 1 x LSC Maxim lighting desk
  • 2 x QSC K12’s FOH
  • 2 x QSC K118 Subs FOH
  • 2 x 12” RCF Active Speakers
  • 2 x 12” Mackie Active Speakers
  • 1 x Midas M32R Console
  • 1 x Midas DL16 Stage Box
  • 2 x Radial J48 DI’s
  • 2 x Klark Teknik DN100 DI’s
  • 1 x Klark Teknik DN200V2 DI
  • 1 x SE Electronics V Pack Arena Mic Kit
  • 3 x Shure SM58’s
  • 3 x Shure SM57’s
  • 1 x Rode NT3
  • 8 x tall K&M Mic Stands
  • 4 x short K&M Mic Stands
  • 1 x Madonna Headset Radio Mic
  • 1 x Wireless Handheld Mic

For Visual Arts:

  • 24 x 1.2m x 2.4m movable display walls
  • Gallery lighting system
  • Selection of gallery plinths
  • Flat screens in variety of sizes
  • 2 x matched 4000 ansi lumin full HD 1080p 3000:1 projectors and 3m x 2m Pro Screen

Application for Barn Hire


Barn Doors

Inside the Barn, image by Rebecca Ramage


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