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.

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

Su Goldfish, Manager/Producer - email or call 9385 5684
Contact for: general enquiries and programming 

Mark Mitchell, Production Manager - email or call 9385 4863 
Contact for: equipment hire and technical assistance

Paul Matthews, Designer - email or call 9385 5378  
Contact for: costume, set and prop hire; production and graphic design assistance 

Elizabeth Chua, CPL Coordinator - email or call 9385 1238
Contact for: venue hire and general enquiries

Tom Hogan, Communications & Technical Assistant - email or call 9385 5684 

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

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