Sydney Town Hall

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Sydney Town Hall 2012 exterior daylight March 16 image (c) City of Sydney photographer credit Paul Patterson
Sydney Town Hall
Sydney Town Hall 2010 interior Centennial Hall and organ image (c) City of Sydney photographer credit Paul Patterson
Centennial 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
Lower 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

  • Exhibitions Monday December 3 2018 - Sunday March 31 2019
  • Drama Friday January 11 2019 - Saturday February 2 2019