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Community Venues Unit
Tel: 02 9265 9333
Email: council@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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1. Benledi House
186 Glebe Point Road

2. Glebe Town Hall
160 St Johns Road

3. Peter Forsyth Auditorium
Francis Street (corner Franklyn Street)

4. St Helen's Community Centre
184 Glebe Point Road

5. Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator
53 Forsyth Street

Benledi House

Suitable for meetings, training, gentle exercise groups or rehearsals. There are 2 rooms available for hire with the building situated in a prime location next to Glebe Library.

The rooms, located on the ground and first floors, are available for hire 7 days per week from 7am to midnight.

Dimensions

The ground floor meeting room is 12 metres by 5 metres. The first floor meeting room is 5 metres by 5 metres.

Capacity

  • theatre: 60 people (ground floor)
  • theatre: 25 people (first floor).

Facilities

Kitchenette with:

  • sink
  • hot water
  • fridge.

Equipment

  • 10 trestle tables
  • 100 chairs.

Special considerations

  • Noise needs to be kept to a minimum, residential area.
  • Additional cleaning can be arranged.

Accessibility

Toilets are accessible. Wheelchair access to the ground floor is available only during library opening hours. There is no lift access to the first floor.

Transport and parking

  • Bus routes 370, 432, 433 and 444 stop on Glebe Point Road, near Hereford Street.
  • Limited on-street parking.

Small hall hire fees

  • weekdays until 5pm: $41.25per hour
  • weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and public holidays: $58.50 per hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $247.50 per day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $585 per day
  • elections: $1,030 per election
  • security deposit (fully refundable) $500
  • key deposit (fully refundable) $35
  • community hire rate: 50% discount on standard hire rate.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Additional charges

  • cleaning fee: $55 per hour
  • security fee: quotation available on request
  • room set-up fee: quotation available on request
  • portable PA hire: $250 security deposit per booking
  • commercial kitchen surcharge: booking fee + 25 per cent
  • wedding surcharge: booking fee + 10 per cent.

Contacts

For more information please contact:

Community Venues Unit
02 9265 9333

Glebe Town Hall

Following restoration works the building has been transformed into an accessible and sustainable community venue that highlights its heritage significance while providing modern facilities for contemporary events.

Built in 1880 Glebe Town Hall is a beautiful example of the Victorian free classical style with its elegant rooms historically playing host to social and civic events from wartime balls and evening concerts to debating clubs and political meetings.

The meeting room is available for hire 7 days per week from 9am to 10pm.

Hall hire is available from Sunday to Thursday (inclusive) from 9am to 10pm.

The hall can also be hired on either Friday or Saturday from 9am to midnight (not consecutively). It can be hired from 9am to 10pm on a Friday or Saturday adjacent to a midnight booking.

Dimensions

The main hall is 207m², the Southern hall and Chambers hall are 96m², the meeting room is 13m² and the classroom is 36m².

Capacity

The venue is limited to 200 people.

Equipment

  • 3-phase power (main hall)
  • PA systems and hearing loop facilities
  • 30 trestle tables
  • 200 chairs (includes chair trolley)
  • free WiFi 

Facilities

Kitchen with:

  • fridge (under bench)
  • electric oven
  • gas stove top
  • steam oven
  • dishwasher
  • stainless steel bench tops
  • instant hot water (Zip system).

Special considerations

  • Noise needs to be kept to a minimum
  • Additional cleaning can be arranged
  • Some functions may need additional security
  • Gold licence caterers required for alcohol service, venue is unlicensed.

Accessibility

  • All halls have hearing loops
  • Accessible lift and toilets on both levels.

Transport and parking

  • Bus route 470 stops at Glebe Town Hall every 15 minutes.
  • Bus routes 431 and 370 stop at Glebe Point Road.
  • Bus routes 412 and 440 stop at Parramatta Road.

Large hall hire fees

  • weekdays until 5pm: $49 per hour
  • weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and public holidays: $73 per hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $294 per day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $730 per day
  • elections: $1,060 per election
  • security deposit (fully refundable): $500
  • key deposit (fully refundable): $35
  • community hire rate: 50% discount on standard hire rate.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Small hall hire fees

  • weekdays until 5pm: $41.25per hour
  • weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and public holidays: $58.50 per hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $247.50 per day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $585 per day
  • elections: $1,030 per election
  • security deposit (fully refundable) $500
  • key deposit (fully refundable) $35
  • community hire rate: 50% discount on standard hire rate.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Small room hire fees

  • weekdays until 5pm: $29.75 per hour
  • weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and public holidays: $46.25 per hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $178.50 per day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $462.50 per day
  • elections: $1,030 per election
  • security deposit (fully refundable): $500
  • key deposit (fully refundable): $35
  • community hire rate: 50% discount on standard hire rate.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Additional charges

  • cleaning fee: $55 per hour
  • security fee: quotation available on request
  • room set-up fee: quotation available on request
  • portable PA hire: $250 security deposit per booking
  • commercial kitchen surcharge: booking fee + 25 per cent
  • wedding surcharge: booking fee + 10 per cent.

Contacts

For more information please contact:

Community Venues Unit
02 9265 9333

Peter Forsyth Auditorium

The auditorium features a full-size basketball court which is also suitable for indoor soccer, volleyball and netball. The sprung floor makes it ideal for dance, physical theatre and rehearsals. The venue is used for a diverse range of community activities such as tai chi. There is limited court-side seating.

It is available for hire 7 days per week from 7am to midnight.

Dimensions

The auditorium is 21 metres by 35.5 metres. The multipurpose court has limited court-side seating.

Capacity

Theatre: 400 people

Facilities

Kitchen with:

  • sink
  • instant hot water (Zip system)
  • fridge

Equipment

  • public address (PA) system
  • electronic scoreboard.

Special considerations

  • Additional cleaning can be arranged.
  • Some functions may require security.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.

Accessibility

Wheelchair access is available from the front entrance and an accessible toilet is available.

Transport and parking

  • Central station is within walking distance.
  • Bus routes 431, 432 and 433 stop on Glebe Point Road, near Derby Place.
  • Limited on-street parking.
  • Free 2-hour parking is available at the nearby Broadway shopping centre.

Auditorium hire fees

  • weekdays until 5pm: $51 per hour
  • weekdays, weekends and public holidays after 5pm: $56 per hour
  • security deposit (fully refundable): $170
  • community hire rate: 50% discount on standard hire rate.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Additional charges

  • cleaning fee: $55 per hour
  • security fee: quotation available on request
  • room set-up fee: quotation available on request
  • portable PA hire: $250 security deposit per booking
  • commercial kitchen surcharge: booking fee + 25 per cent
  • wedding surcharge: booking fee + 10 per cent.

Contacts

For more information please contact:

Community Venues Unit
02 9265 9333

St Helen's Community Centre

Suitable for meetings, gentle exercise groups, rehearsals and small functions. The centre is situated in a prime location next to Glebe library with a well-lit room and verandahs on both sides of hall.

It is available for hire Monday to Friday from 5pm to midnight and on weekends from 7am to midnight.

Dimensions

It covers 70 square metres including an alcove of 14 square metres.

Capacity

  • dinner: 50 people
  • cocktail party: 70 people
  • theatre: 50 people.

Facilities

Kitchenette with:

  • sink
  • hot water
  • fridge
  • grassed outdoor courtyard.

Equipment

  • 7 trestle tables (each seats 4 people)
  • 6 round trestle tables (each seats 6 people)
  • 50 chairs.

Special considerations

  • Noise needs to be kept to a minimum, residential area.
  • Additional cleaning can be arranged.
  • Some functions may need security.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.

Accessibility

Wheelchair access is available by ramps into the building and toilets are accessible.

Transport and parking

  • Bus routes 432, 433 and 444 stop on Glebe Point Road, near Hereford Street.
  • Limited on-street parking.
  • 10 parking spaces are available after 6pm at the nearby Ward Avenue parking station.

Standard room hire fees

  • standard rate: $43 per hour
  • self-help groups: $10.75 per hour
  • local community/not-for-profit organisations: $21.50 per hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $258 per day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $430 per day
  • elections: $1,030 per election
  • security deposit (fully refundable): $300
  • key deposit (fully refundable): $35
  • community hire rate: 50% discount on standard hire rate.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Additional charges

  • cleaning fee: $55 per hour
  • security fee: quotation available on request
  • room set-up fee: quotation available on request
  • portable PA hire: $250 security deposit per booking
  • commercial kitchen surcharge: booking fee + 25 per cent
  • wedding surcharge: booking fee + 10 per cent.

Contacts

For more information please contact:

Community Venues Unit
02 9265 9333

Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator

Designed by renowned architect Walter Burley Griffin, the incinerator was reinterpreted and restored in 2006. The facility has a small room suitable for meetings and small functions, which is located on the shores of Blackwattle Bay offering stunning water views.

It is available for hire Monday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm and on Sunday from 9am to 6pm.

Dimensions

The room is 9 metres by 5 metres.

Capacity

The venue is limited to 20 people.

Facilities

Kitchenette with:

  • sink
  • microwave
  • fridge
  • Zip Hydroboil tap
  • small terrace overlooking parkland.

Equipment

  • 4 trestle tables
  • 50 chairs

Special considerations

  • No live spruiking/amplified music is permitted on the property.
  • Additional cleaning can be arranged.
  • Some functions may require security.

Accessibility

Wheelchair access is available by ramp at the front entrance and toilets are accessible.

Transport and parking

  • Bus routes 432, 433 and 444 stop on Glebe Point Road, near Toxteth and Wigram Roads.
  • There is no parking available nearby.
  • Patrons are encouraged to use public transport.

Standard room hire fees

  • standard rate: $43 per hour
  • self-help groups: $10.75 per hour
  • local community/not-for-profit organisations: $21.50 per hour
  • day rate (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only): $258 per day
  • weekend full day rate, including public holidays (8am to midnight): $430 per day
  • elections: $1,030 per election
  • security deposit (fully refundable): $300
  • key deposit (fully refundable): $35
  • community hire rate: 50% discount on standard hire rate.

Before hiring a City of Sydney community venue we ask that you read and understand the conditions of hire.

Additional charges

  • cleaning fee: $55 per hour
  • security fee: quotation available on request
  • room set-up fee: quotation available on request
  • portable PA hire: $250 security deposit per booking
  • commercial kitchen surcharge: booking fee + 25 per cent
  • wedding surcharge: booking fee + 10 per cent.

Contacts

For more information please contact:

Community Venues Unit
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 19 September 2013