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Sydney Town Hall

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Sydney Town Hall 2012 exterior daylight March 16 image (c) City of Sydney photographer credit Paul Patterson
Photograph: Paul PattersonSydney Town Hall
Sydney Town Hall 2010 interior Centennial Hall and organ image (c) City of Sydney photographer credit Paul Patterson
Photograph: Paul PattersonCentennial Hall, featuring Sydney Town Hall’s grand organ (1890)
Sydney Town Hall 2009 interior Lower Town Hall image (c) City of Sydney photographer credit Paul Patterson
Photograph: Paul PattersonLower Town Hall

Built on a graveyard and completed in 1889, Sydney Town Hall is an impressive High Victorian building, topped by a clocktower with a two-ton bell. It has retained its original function and interiors, including the council chamber and lord mayor’s offices.

The stunning vestibule, its colourful domed ceiling hung with a huge crystal chandelier, has some of the earliest examples of Australian-made stained glass.

Behind this, Centennial Hall is dominated by a magnificent 8,000-pipe organ: with a capacity of 2,048, it was once the largest concert hall in the world, and it is still used for organ recitals and other musical events.


Venue name: Sydney Town Hall
Address: 483 George St
Cross street: Druitt St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Town Hall Station (City Rail)
Static map showing venue location

Pick a date

  • Talks and discussions Saturday May 4 2019
  • Fairs and festivals Saturday June 8 2019