The Grainstore is Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council's dedicated youth arts facility. As part of our programming policy any rental of space must be for the provision of arts activities for children and young people under the age of twenty five. Our spaces are suitable for for dance, drama, crafts, music or art classes for ages 2 – 25 years, and have proved an ideal space for holiday camps. There is free parking and a café adjacent to the building.


Our Grade 1 listed building has facilities which include a multipurpose hall with a sprung floor (with under-floor heating) suitable for dance and drama classes and performances etc on the ground floor. This space features a fully integrated surround sound hi-fi system, a large extendable screen and high-res projector for film screenings, and a well-tuned upright piano. The multipurpose hall is fully accessible to those with disabilities.

The upstairs space features three separate areas each designed with its own purpose in mind.


A large well-lit workshop area equipped with sinks and a large store of artist materials and library.


Equipped with three Apple Macs with industry standard design and production software and a top of the range printer.


Our recording studio, recently renovated and acoustically treated, features a beautiful sounding live room with an isolated control room. Equipment includes a Focusrite 2i4 interface, KRK Rockit monitors, a selection of Guitar and Bass Amps and a full Pearl drum kit. Additionally, there are a number of electric and acoustic guitars available along with an Orla Concerto C10 digital piano.


For Recording sessions, a highly qualified, freelance sound engineer, with high end recording equipment (incl. Shure, AKG, Rode and Sontronics microphones), is also available to book, independently of the space, both for sessions and instructional mixing tutorials. For details on pricing and availability see; http://www.aliceaudio.ie/ or contact Paddy Crosse Tel: 087 6734348.

Commercial Rental Fees

  • Music Studio: €10 per hour

  • Main Room Downstairs: Full Day: €160, Half Day €95, €38 per hour

  • Main Room Upstairs: Full Day: €133, Half Day €76, €28.50 per hour

Non-Commercial Rental Fees*

  • Music Studio: €8 per hour

  • Main Room Downstairs: Full Day: €100, Half Day €57, €20 per hour

  • Main Room Upstairs: Full Day: €85, Half Day €47.50, €15 per hour

*Full Day: 9.30am-5.30pm, Half Day: 9.30am-1.30pm or 1.30pm-5.30pm.
Evening and Weekend rates are negotiated by the hour. Please note all rates are VAT inclusive.

If you are interested in hiring our spaces for classes and workshops, please contact:

(01) 2047978 / (086)0256727 or email grainstore@dlrcoco.ie, (Mon – Wed: 9am – 2pm or Thurs 9am – 1.30pm)

* non-commercial rates only apply to organisations with charitable status or that are clearly non-profit.