The largest and most ornate late 19th century civic building in Australia is renowned for its high Victorian interiors and rich decoration.
Venue tour included
Close to transport includedPublic transport nearby.
Accessible toilets included
Hearing support system included
Wheelchair access included
Wheelchair access and vehicle drop-off and pick-up from Druitt Street. An intercom is located at the door to gain access. Signs are located around the building perimeter.
What’s OnSibelius Symphony No.2Simple yet sublime, the music of Sibelius and Max Richter provides a window to the soul of these composers.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnWithin Reach GalaAn all-star line-up of guests come together to speak on this year’s festival theme, Within Reach.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnPaul Kelly: Words and musicPaul Kelly reflects on the comfort of literature in a special night of performance and storytelling.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnThe Space Between WordsSome of the nation’s most accomplished actors read poems that illuminate the Festival theme, Within ReachSydney Town Hall
What’s OnSWF Great Debate: How Good Is Australia?In a great battle of wit, some of the country’s finest thinkers enter the arena to debate: how good is Australia?Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnMahler's Fourth SymphonyExperience the might and magnificence of Mahler. In his Fourth Symphony, he takes us to the heavens themselves.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnBeethoven's Pastoral SymphonyBirdsong. Flowing rivers. Summer storms. In his 'Pastoral' Symphony, Beethoven has us stop and smell the roses.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnCarmina Burana by Sydney Philharmonia ChoirsExperience the awesome power of over 120 voices in one of the greatest 20th century cantatasSydney Town Hall
What’s OnAdams & ShostakovichHear the music that launched the careers of John Adams and Shostakovich.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnBeethoven & BrahmsFrom the quiet opening of Beethoven's Triple Concerto emerges music that’s all about the interplay between soloists.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnShostakovich's Symphony No.10Premiered in 1953 after the death of Stalin, Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony is a bumpy ride of emotion and inner turmoil.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnSimone Young conducts Mozart's RequiemUnfinished at the time of his death, Mozart’s Requiem Mass is one of the most famous Classical choral works we have.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnSibelius & TchaikovskyIn Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, the beauty of the Finnish landscape stretches out before us.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnStephen Hough performs TchaikovskySoaring melodies and a heart-pounding start. Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto remains a favourite for good reason.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnShamray performs RachmaninovRachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto is a torrent of emotion, melody and colour and demands a truly virtuosic performance.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnAdès, Illean & DebussyConductor Finnegan Downie Dear takes us on a voyage through starlight and salt spray.Sydney Town Hall
What’s OnSibelius' Fifth SymphonySibelius takes us to poetic heights in his glorious Fifth Symphony.Sydney Town Hall
Hireable indoor spacesMarconi Terrace, Town Hall HouseSydney · 350 people
Hireable indoor spacesMarconi Room, Town Hall HouseSydney · 200 people
Hireable indoor spacesThe Vault, Sydney Town HallSydney · 16 people
Hireable indoor spacesSouthern Function Room, Town HallSydney
Hireable indoor spacesLower Town Hall, Sydney Town HallSydney · 800 people
Hireable indoor spacesThe Vestibule, Sydney Town HallSydney · 200 people
Hireable indoor spacesCentennial Hall and Vestibule, Sydney Town HallSydney · 2000 people
A well-known landmark on George Street
Sydney Town Hall has been a major landmark in the heart of the city for over 130 years, with its steps possibly Sydney's best-used rendezvous point. Today it is a workplace, hireable venue and a seat of local government.
The town hall was built in the 1880s on the site of an old cemetery from local Sydney sandstone.
HistoryA major landmark in the heart of the city, with its steps possibly Sydney’s most popular rendezvous point.Published 18 September 2020
HistorySydney has transformed from a penal colony in 1788 to today’s global city. Along the way it has been governed by London appointees, landed gentry and, since 1842, by a council that has been either elected or imposed by the state government.Published 18 September 2020
HistorySydney’s first official cemetery is where Sydney Town Hall now stands.Published 25 November 2019
- The 10-minute minimalist piece ‘Imitations’ was written to mark the 175th anniversary of the formation of the City of Sydney