Stage 1

Stage 1 is the flagship sound stage.  This state-of-the-art stage, sets the scene for the entire studio experience – perfectly suited to modern filmmaking.

Stage 1’s water pit has been transformed into a magical mermaid’s grotto for the forthcoming feature, The King’s Daughter (The Moon and The Sun) and in Ghostrider, Nicholas Cage rode on waterStage 1 has seen Spike Jonze’s beautiful snow sequences for Where the Wild Things Are and also Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes being scared to death in a reconstructed haunted house in Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

Stage 1 is a large blank canvas offering the opportunity to rig almost anything and create dramatic atmosphere for any large scale event. In 2013 Kmart hosted its end of year conference in Stage 1, which featured the largest purpose-made screen in Australia. Stage 1 also hosted the much talked about launch of the Virgin Melbourne Fashion Festival in 2014, Optus TVC with Usain Bolt and Ford TVCs.

Stage 1 specifications:

Stage 1 is equipped with an ‘I’ beam grid system and catwalks that allow a uniform distribution load of 480 kilograms per square metre (98 pounds per square foot). The stage features silent air-conditioning and sound attenuation of 50dB(a) minimum. A large waterproof pit is located near the centre of the stage for wet and dry filming.

Ground Floor Annex 

  • 2 Production Offices
  • 1 Make-up Room
  • 2 Star Dressing Rooms
  • 1 Green Room
  • Large Wardrobe Area
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry
  • Holding Bay
  • Showers & Bathrooms

Production Offices

The upper floor houses two large partitioned offices, totalling 420 square metres (4,552 square feet) with kitchens and bathrooms. The production offices can be hired separately from the stage.


  • Download Admin Ground Floor

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  • Floor Area:
    2,323 m2 (25,000 ft2)
    57 x 40.9 x 14.7 m (187’ x 134’ x 48’)
    3 Phase 415v @ 2,000 amps /phase
    Electrical Distribution:
    Multiple 3 phase 415v and single phase 240v outlets to industry standards
    Painted concrete
    Floodable Pit:
    18 x 12 x 3 m (59’ x 39’ x 10’) (with Plywood cover)
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