We are here to break down barriers of entry to the creative industry and to support the underground arts and music scene.

DIFFERENT WRLD is a performance space + creative studio. It’s a place for you to take up space, explore ideas, and get connected with resources and creative gear. It’s an event venue and performance space – a place to get inspired and see other people share their creativity.

When we’re not hosting events, the space is a creative studio. It’s like a big shared studio space or chill office away from home. The core of the studio is our photo studio + gear catalog available for people to check out. Gear includes synthesizers, cameras and lighting, and plenty of books and art supplies for inspiration at your fingertips. We have coffee, tea, and snacks to fuel your day. Come by for a chai, bring your latest knitting project, or meet your book club here. Check our calendar for free classes + creative meetups.


Anything from local or touring live music, to clown shows, djs and dance nights, fundraisers, karaoke nights, and private parties. Weeknights we have chill hangouts like synth lab, trivia, book clubs, art classes, and creative meetups. Check the events page for the latest.

Let’s talk! Tell us your idea on our booking form, or stop by and chat with us. We host local and touring bands, djs, performance pieces, installations, and experiences of all different genres. We book private parties on some weekdays and Sunday nights. Send us a demo or let us know what kind of experience you want to create.

We are currently open by event for summer! Check the calendar for free art class, workshops and open studio days, or come thru for an event!

Well it just so happens we have a whole page for that! There are lots of ways you can get involved, from dropping in for coffee, to becoming a supporting partner, or donating gear. The support page has the breakdown. We also just want to see you in the space, so check out the events coming up and stop thru!

may 2023


come thru for live music, workshops, and creative events throughout the week!

TXT ‘JOIN’ TO 833.277.3524 💅


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