A unique co-working space in the heart of Brunswick for creative professionals.


Creative community

Located only a 3-minute walk from Sydney Road and Anstey Station, Rubato Upstairs is home to a growing community of teams and individuals working across the creative industries.

Capped at 28 large desks, the space is designed to ensure everyone is a familiar face, and collaborative work can flourish. 

Fostering a positive and supportive work environment, Rubato Upstairs is suited to desk-based practitioners from a range of sectors, including:

  • Media & Communications

  • Design

  • Technology

  • Film

  • Environment & Sustainability  

  • Social Enterprise

  • Arts & Entertainment

  • Music


Flexible tenancy

Designed to meet the needs of both individuals and small teams, Rubato Upstairs offers a range of co-working options:

  • Permanent – access 24 hours, seven days a week

  • Part-time – access two or three days a week

  • Temporary – access via a 10 day pass

Environmentally friendly

Our solar-powered, contemporary, purpose-built office space was created with the assistance of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund.

For the keen cyclists among us, Rubato Upstairs offers on-site bike-parking and shower facilities.

And with Sydney Road trams and Anstey Station just around the corner, getting to work by public transport has never been easier.

Featuring oodles of natural light and plenty of fresh air, Rubato Upstairs is geared to helping you do your best work in your own way.


Rubato Upstairs presents a regular events program for both co-workers and members of the local creative community, addressing topics related to working, thinking and thriving creatively.

We also offer our tenants the opportunity to host their own events in the space, including networking events, training workshops, launches and photo shoots.

Tenants also receive discounted access to selected performances at Tempo Rubato, a live classical music venue and bar located downstairs on the ground floor of the building. Tempo Rubato hosts a wide variety of classical music performances on weekends, with all profits going to Piano Project – a Melbourne charity sponsoring piano lessons for children from refugee backgrounds.


Rubato Upstairs is run by an onsite manager committed to fostering a vibrant, productive and supportive co-working environment for all tenants.  

Our facilities include:  

  • 28 large Tasmanian Oak desks in an open studio environment.

  • Secure 24/7 access.

  • Beautifully designed private meeting room.

  • Multi-purpose common area featuring kitchen, dining and lounge.

  • High speed internet and individual networks.

  • A solar-powered building.

  • On-site bike parking and shower.