UNSW Creative Practice Lab (CPL) is a specialised arts unit within the School of the Arts & Media that supports teaching and practice-led research across a diverse range of subject areas. We manage the School's performance venues, rehearsal studios and technical resources. 

CPL staff members are industry professionals, technical magicians, filmmakers, producers, sound-makers and production designers. We work closely with students, researchers and artists to develop new work, and hold a range of inspiring events throughout the year. 

We also support Visiting Artists & Creative Projects and host the SAM Alumni Creative Residency & Grant.

Paul Matthews, Designer
p.matthews@unsw.edu.au or call 9385 5684 
Contact for: general enquiries; programming; costume, set and prop hire; production and graphic design assistance 

Mark Mitchell, Production Manager
m.mitchell@unsw.edu.au or call 9385 4863 
Contact for: equipment hire and technical assistance

If you require assistance, please contact us and make an appointment.

We have resources and information in all areas of production for live performance and screen arts. There are many performance and rehearsal spaces attached to the school as well as costumes, sets, props and equipment that you may find useful. 

You can use any of our performance venues for filming, just make sure you book ahead as they are in high demand. There are also rehearsal studios on the third floor of the Robert Webster building.

The CPL team support the creative practices in the School of the Arts & Media. The many facets of the CPL's work include producing, supporting and instructing in the development of performance and cross-media works, operating and maintaining resources and facilities, and linking the University with the professional creative industries. 

For more information on the facilities, props and costumes, technical resources and range of venues and spaces available for hire, visit Venues & Hire

**Please note: In light of COVID-19, venue, costume, prop and set hires are currently closed until further notice**

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