Lower hall, East Sydney Community and Arts Centre

A building with trees either side.
 A kitchen with a sink and a refrigerator.
A walkway with glass doors

Formerly known as Heffron Hall, the facility has been transformed into a sustainable, accessible community and arts centre.



150 peopleSeating for 60 provided



Ground floor area is 130m²

Used for

Used for


  • Monday to Thursday

    8am to 10pm

  • Friday and Saturday

    9am to 11pm

  • Sunday

    9am to 8pm

What’s provided

  • Close to transport included

    10 minute walk from Museum train station.

  • Recycled rubber and cork floor included

  • Tables and chairs included

    10 trestle tables L1.8m x W.75m x H.7m (seats 6) and 60 chairs.

  • Kitchen included

    Zip hot water system.
    Induction cook top.
    Fridge and freezer.
    Dishwasher (hirer must supply own dishwashing tablets).


  • Onsite mobility parking not included

  • Mobility parking within 300m included

    5 mobility parking spaces located at 301 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst (approx. 300m from venue).

  • Level access entrance included

    Accessible entrance is located on Palmer Street.

  • Entry door type included


3D tour

The front entrance to East Sydney Community and Arts Centre overlayed with a green icon and the words Explore 3D tour of East Sydney Community and Arts Centre.

Cost to hire


Weekdays until 5pm


per hour

Weekdays after 5pm, all day on weekends and public holidays


per hour

Day rate

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm only


per day

Weekend full day rate

Including public holidays


per day

Conditions of hire

These conditions of hire apply to the use of our unstaffed community venues by all hirers.

The City of Sydney aims to provide the local community with a variety of venues that are well maintained and accessible.

We ask that you read and understand these conditions of hire to ensure your use of our community venues runs smoothly, is safe and complies with the City of Sydney’s regulations.

Conditions of hire – community venues (unstaffed)PDF · 339.3 KB · Last modified

Other considerations

  • Noise needs to be kept to a minimum, residential area.

Brand X spaces for hire for creative and cultural uses

Brand X Productions is a not-for-profit arts organisation and registered charity. It operates and manages the centre’s upper floor.

It has 2 spaces for hire. Priority is given to artists and creative practitioners.

Hire the rehearsal space for production, training and building your creative practice, and for events, classes and workshops.

Hire the meeting room for desk-based activities, meetings and presentations.