Paddington Town Hall

Paddington Town Hall

High point

Built in the late 1800s the impressive Paddington Town Hall sits at the highest point on the Oxford Street ridge. Next to the Victoria Barracks the Town Hall has a 32m high clock tower, which was completed in 1905 to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII, dominating the Paddington skyline.

Paddington Town Hall is less than 5km from central Sydney and a magnificent setting for a wide variety of events. The function space, the Stapleton Hall, is situated on level 1 and accessible by a lift and stairs.

The Stapleton Hall

The Stapleton Hall is an open-plan space with a 9m high ceiling, polished timber floor and superb acoustics. It offers guests unobstructed views from all angles making it ideal for gala dinners, wedding receptions, concerts and product launches.

The main room is complemented by an elegant foyer/reception area with bar facilities and a spacious balcony that runs the length of the building and overlooks Oxford Street. It also boasts a large commercial kitchen, green room and backstage facilities. Lighting truss, an elevated working platform and external banner rigging points are also included with venue hire.

Audio visual equipment

Audio visual equipment available at Paddington Town Hall includes:

  • sound system suitable for speeches and background music
  • lectern and microphone
  • dimmable lighting in Stapleton Hall
  • ISDN, broadband and phone lines
  • motorised truss rigging
  • 3 phase power.

A technician is available for consultation and to give advice on complex requirements.


Featuring a gracious entrance, 9-metre high ornate ceiling, art deco finishes and expansive polished floor, the Stapleton Hall can accomodate up to 500 guest banquet style and up to 750 cocktail style. The table below provides more details on capacity.

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Paddington Town Hall has an open catering policy to all Gold Licence caterers registered with Restaurant and Catering. A list of Gold Licence caterers can be obtained by calling the venue management on 02 9265 9189.

An appropriate liquor licence is required to sell and/or serve alcohol at Paddington Town Hall. The responsibility for the appropriate delivery, storage and service of alcohol during events held in the venue rests at all times with the holder of the liquor licence.


Paddington Town Hall 249 Oxford Street (near corner of Oatley Road)
Paddington NSW 2021
02 9265 9189


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Last updated: Monday, 13 July 2020