The Paddington Substation provides a unique venue and setting to celebrate your special occasion. From Kids Arty Birthday Parties or Sip and Paint nights for grown-ups our professional artists offer quality creativity and fun!

What is an Arty Party?

The Substation ‘Arty Parties’ are colourful and designed to celebrate your occasion with a creative theme. We offer individual, unique experiences and your guests will create a unique and lasting piece of art to take home with the guidance and support of our professional artist.

We have lots of different options to theme the activities to suit your birthday.

The allocated time is 2 ½ hours allowing for set up and clear away and 2-hour party time. During the 2 hours the children will spend 1 1/2 hours making amazing art and then finish with 30 mins for birthday cake and party food.

Adult Sip and Paint Parties are an extremely popular option. This is a simple way to celebrate! You’ll BYO drinks and nibbles, invite a group of friends and we provide everything else you need for a fun, feel good painting session. The workshop is designed for beginners or those with some experience keen to learn and practice some basic techniques.

What makes our Arty Party different to all the others?

You are in a real working art studio and gallery.  There are no templates or tracings just expertise to guide you along the way, with stories, music and laughter.

It’s your night out and we want you to have a great time! You’ll learn a  little, laugh a lot. The best part? The painting you create is all yours to take home.


The party time is 2.5-hours, allowing for  set up and clear up either side and also allowing time for you to cut a birthday cake.


$400 (including GST) for up to 10 participants. Additional guests $35 per person up to maximum of 15 participants.


Bookings are subject to availability. We recommend contacting us early to ensure your preferred dates.

You Bring

  • Any bespoke decorations
  • A table cloth for the downstairs food table.
  • Party food, Birthday cake, drinks

Contact for inquiries and bookings

Kids Party Info