About Us


The vision for Queen Street Studio is to be a recognised and sustainable arts service and facility that provides a platform of support for the development of arts practise.

Managed by independent artists Sam Chester and James Winter, Queen Street Studio exists to support its membership of emerging, independent or established artists or organisations by building community and encouraging artists to produce new work through the provision of a space that is affordable and accessible.

The policy on rates for the studio has been designed to subsidise unfunded artists from fees generated through funded, commercial and non-arts hirers.

Income generated through the studio goes to paying the rent, electricity, and maintenance of the studio.

The facility is staffed and managed by volunteers.

The studio receives no funding or subsidy. The studio is sustained soley by the income generated through the hire of the facility.

Queen Street Studio is the trading name for

Our Team

Samantha Chester

Founder, CEO

Has been involved in the Australian arts industry for the past 15 years where she has worked as a dancer, producer, director, choreographer, teacher and administrator.

James Winter

Lead Designer

Graduated from the Centre for the Performing Arts in 1993 as an Actor and has worked with Magpie Theatre Company (“Anaheim Magic”),