The Creative Practice Lab (CPL) 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.

Mark Mitchell

Production Manager

Before joining UNSW Mark had a wonderful time working with many theatre companies including Performance Space, Griffin, Belvoir, Performing Creatures, Performing Lines, Chunky Move, Sydney Theatre Co, and many other diverse groups and festivals. He enjoys working with students and staff at the school helping them realise their ideas for live performance.


Paul Matthews


A multi-disciplinary designer, Paul's practice crosses live performance, installation and graphics. As resident production and graphic designer with the UNSW Creative Practice Lab, and as a freelance artist, Paul collaborates with artists and students across diverse contexts including dance, theatre and performance, and installation.



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

You can use our venues for rehearsing, filming, and performing – just make sure you book ahead as they are in high demand. We also have rehearsal studios in the Robert Webster building.

The CPL team support creative practice 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.