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Update: 20th March 2020

It is with sadness that we announce that all gigs at The Stomach are suspended until further notice.

Creative Sounds Society is not confident that we will be able to provide a safe environment (meeting the requirements for ‘social distancing’ measures according to government advice) for musicians, staff, and audiences. We will advise you when this changes.

For now: we are still open for rehearsals and recording. We will update you if there are any further changes these.

Creative Sounds Society is immensely proud of The Stomach and the community of musicians and music lovers that both make and fill our space. We really look forward to bringing you accessible all-ages shows celebrating original local music again as soon as we can.

We’d like to acknowledge the artists who were scheduled to perform at The Stomach in the coming weeks. This is a disappointing outcome for them. A huge amount of time, energy, and resource goes toward making a show (or a tour!) happen.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us: 06 359 0120 or

Venue Hire & Booking Shows

The Stomach hosts all-ages shows every month. If you are a new local band, we’d like you to have a 15 to 20 minute set of your own songs. If you are a new solo performer, we’d like you to have three of your own original songs. When you do, feel free to contact us to hook up a spot in a line up.

If you want book your own performance/show our staff are happy to help. Touring groups are most welcome too; if you really want to play at a licensed venue we can point you in the right direction.

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to discuss using The Stomach for an event or if you’d like to book a show. A venue hire fee will be discussed.

For gigs the venue hire will typically be $350.00 (please note that this price is already highly subsidised by our public funding streams). This covers, the venue, PA, backline, lighting, an engineer, staff & volunteers, promotion, and support band booking. There will always be a local artist/band performing at our shows.

Anyone who hires the practice room/recording studio/venue is responsible for any and all damages or theft during the hire. They are also responsible for any and all actions of all people present during the hire. For more information please refer to our hire and rehearsal policies.

More information about our venue:

PA: JBL loaded 4 box system (2x dual 18″ sub + 2x dual 15″ w/ 2″ mid-high); Yamaha CL5 FOH console w/ RIO 3224 D2.
Monitors: QSC K12 & Martin CDD12B

Capacity: max 150 (including performers and crew)
Typical door price: $10-15 (pre-sale prices often $15-20)
All shows include local musicians

Backline available:
Sonor Force 3007 5piece kit w/ hardware
Full bass rig (typically Mesa Boogie 1×15″+4×10″ or 6×10″ cab w/ Markbass Little Mark III head amp)
Fender Hotrod Deville IV 2×12″ or Deluxe III 1×12″ combos
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100 head w/ 1960 4×12″ cabinet
Some other items available on request. See our full equipment list.

Live Recording
We can record live performances via our Yamaha/Dante audio network. Digital recordings are multi-track (up to 64 channels) post analogue head amp, pre console processing. They are captured via Dante and are available for purchase as raw .wav files, or can be mixed via the studio at our standard rates. If you are interested in a live recording please let us know (we record on request).

Make a venue booking or let us know about your musical project by getting in touch with us