Centennial Hall and Vestibule, Sydney Town Hall

Interior view of Centennial Hall facing the grand organ.
Centennial Hall banquet style with In-house production
From a high pitched ornate ceiling hangs a chandelier over parquetry floors.

In the heart of the city, Sydney Town Hall is a civic landmark that combines state-of-the-art venue facilities with spectacular heritage architecture and interior decoration.



2000 peopleup to 800 people for dinner or 2,000 people theatre-style.




What’s provided

  • Venue tour included

    To book a tour of the venue contact our team.

  • Audiovisual equipment included

    In-house audiovisual equipment is available to hire. Our expert production team is available to discuss your requirements.

  • Tables and chairs included

    Furniture items are included in the venue hire price. If a piece of equipment is not in the City of Sydney’s possession, we may procure or hire this item and charge the hirer at a rate to be determined at the time.

  • Commercial kitchen included

    The City of Sydney has an exclusive contract with Doltone House as its provider of catering services.


  • Wheelchair access included

  • Hearing support system included

  • Onsite mobility parking included

    If you hold an approved permit, you can park free for a certain period of time in designated parking zones.

  • Level access entrance included

    Accessible entry to Sydney Town Hall is available from Druitt Street. Directional signs are located around the building.

Treasured as one of the grandest surviving 19th century halls in Australia, the Centennial Hall was completed in 1889 in honour of the centenary of the founding of Australia.

A spectacular and versatile setting for grand banquets, balls, concerts, conferences and large-scale events of every description, the Centennial Hall comfortably seats up to 800 people for dinner, 1,500 for cocktail events and 2,000 people seated theatre-style. A ceiling height of 20m enhances audiovisual presentations.

This glorious venue features a Tasmanian blackwood and tallowwood floor and the famous 25m wide Grand Organ, which spans the entire width of the western wall. There are 21 stained glass windows featuring Australian flora, a stunning ornate ceiling and 12 giant marbled pillars in the corners of the hall.

The Centennial Hall offers sublime acoustics, spectacular lighting opportunities and a Fazioli grand piano is available for hire. An unrivalled space for performances and events of every kind, the sheer scale of the Centennial Hall offers great versatility in event planning and infinite options for staging and theming special occasions.

Essential information for hirers

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