The building has two function rooms. The room upstairs is the largest and most flexible function space, ideal for entertaining up to 50 guests with a sit down dinner or hosting a cocktail event for 100. With its open plan, polished wooden floor boards and sweeping views from every window this room is a popular choice for art exhibitions, wedding receptions, engagement parties etc.
The downstairs room is smaller and provides a more intimate/break-out space. There is a kitchen, bathroom and small balcony and stairs leading off the upstairs room. Hirers also have access to the land directly adjacent to the rear of the building for caterer set-up and/or marquee.
There is a portable ramp suitable for wheelchair access to the ground floor only.
180 Degree Ocean Views
Clifton School of Arts was the perfect place to hold my 60th birthday party. The location and 180 degree ocean views are stunning, and the Federation building is both elegant and intimate. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a venue for a small to medium function in an unsurpassed location
- Liz Ellis
Unique and Beautiful Building
The Clifton School of Arts is a unique and beautiful building nestled between the ocean and escarpment....a proud and beautiful structure that is 'other timely' and nice to have in the present
- Rosie Welch
A Beautiful Building
The school of Arts is a beautiful building set against the picturesque back drop of the mountains
- Anna Scott
We love the school of arts!
We love the school of arts....such an iconic old building. Its even more special because it will be our wedding venue!
- John Simpson
A Great Call!
Holding my exhibition at Clifton was a good call. The space and abundant natural light is perfect for displaying artwork and the audience loved the building.
Flooded with light!
Flooded with light, with that view of the ocean and the escarpment brought the best of the natural world inside and added a bit of drama.
It has Soul
It has a soul, it has a history of people coming together there for reasons of community and art appreciation and I think that vibe makes itself felt down the ages. You don’t get that from a contemporary box in a suburb.
We hired the building for our wedding and it was fantastic. The location and history of the place made it a very special day. All the help and advice we got from the caretaker Lorelle was very much appreciated!