Rude Mechs has a lease through December 15, 2018 on 5 rooms in The Austin American-Statesman warehouse. On June 14, 2017, we held an open-house to find out from the artists that attended what kind of space they need most and how much they can afford to pay for it. And because it is part of our mission to create community space that is affordable, we will do our best to honor their needs. THE SPACE IS NOT FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCES.
Folks mostly indicated cheap rehearsal space was their biggest priority, so the rates below are based on those conversations. That said, we will try to accommodate your budget. Just talk to us about what you need. The point is to get you in here working.
Studio A is 1600 square feet with two obstructive columns. Based on community needs, this space is part storage, part craft space, and a very small rehearsal space has been carved out at one end. If you want any of these things, talk to us. The rehearsal space would be free because you wouldn’t have exclusive access.
Studio B is roughly 1600 square feet (29 x 55). It’s available for exclusive use and is a pretty sweet rehearsal space. It’s a linoleum floor.
Studio C is 696 sf (~26 x 26). Clearly it used to be a conference room, but it can also be a sweet little rehearsal studio, or be used for recording, video – whatever you dig. It’s carpeted.
NONPROFIT ORG / ARTIST RENTAL RATES – to get the conversation started.
Studio A – talk to us about the two interior offices in here, or the small communal rehearsal space, or office or storage needs you might have.
Studio B – $50/day or $15-25/hour sliding scale
Studio C – $35/day or $15-25/hour sliding scale
Talk to us about longer-term rentals – weekly, monthly.
Bookings must be made by the Thursday prior to the week you’d like to rent.
For questions or to book the space, contact info[at]rudemechs.com.
Furniture is free to use in the space. Rental rates apply when taken off site.
6 5′ conference room tables (on wheels, hinged for storage) (like new)
9 conference chairs (like new)
32 stackable plastic chairs (like new)
60 brown restaurant chairs (very used)
30 metal folding chairs (shabby chic)
Light Gear inventory and rental rates coming soon.
Sound Gear inventory and rental rates coming soon.
Dance floor inventory and rental rates coming soon.
Projection Gear inventory and rental rates coming soon.
For immediate assistance, contact Thomas Graves at thomas[at]rudemechs.com.