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Sydney Town Hall is built on the site of Sydney's first official European cemetery.

Sydney Town Hall is built on the site of Sydney's first official European cemetery.

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The Vestibule chandelier is lit with has over 170 lamps and is lowered twice a year for maintenance and cleaning.

The Vestibule chandelier is lit with over 170 lamps and is lowered twice a year for maintenance and cleaning.

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For its time, Sydney's Grand Organ was considered by Westminster Abbey's organist as the 'finest organ ever built by an English organ builder'.

For its time, Sydney's Grand Organ was considered by Westminster Abbey's organist as the 'finest organ ever built by an English organ builder'.

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The City's first Royal visitor, HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, laid the foundation stone for Sydney Town Hall on 4 April 1868.

The City's first Royal visitor, HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, laid the foundation stone for Sydney Town Hall on 4 April 1868.

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Four huge bronze bells play the Westminster chimes on the quarter hour and chime the number of the hour, on the hour.

Four huge bronze bells play the Westminster chimes on the quarter hour and chime the number of the hour, on the hour.

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The electric passenger lift in Town Hall, installed in 1906, is the oldest working lift in continuous use in Australia.

The electric passenger lift in Town Hall, installed in 1906, is the oldest working lift in continuous use in Australia.

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The citizens of Sydney were granted a public holiday on the day Sydney Town Hall opened on 27 November 1889.

The citizens of Sydney were granted a public holiday on the day Sydney Town Hall opened on 27 November 1889.

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The ceiling in Centennial Hall is made of Wunderlich pressed metal panels. In 1888, it was claimed that it could withstand the playing of the highest organ note.

The ceiling in Centennial Hall is made of Wunderlich pressed metal panels. In 1888, it was claimed that it could withstand the playing of the highest organ note.

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There was no one single architect for Sydney Town Hall. At least eight men contributed to its final design over a period of 21 years.

There was no one single architect for Sydney Town Hall. At least eight men contributed to its final design over a period of 21 years.

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The first meeting of the Municipal Council of Sydney was held in November 1842.

The first meeting of the Municipal Council of Sydney was held in November 1842.

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Centennial Hall & Vestibule

Located in the heart of the city, Sydney Town Hall is an iconic civic landmark which combines state-of-the-art venue facilities with spectacular heritage architecture and interior decoration. Inside, the splendour of the Vestibule and Centennial Hall offer a unique event and venue space.

Centennial Hall

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 20 metres enhances audio-visual presentations.

This glorious venue features a Tasmanian blackwood and tallowwood floor and the famous 25 metre 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 twelve 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.

Vestibule

The Vestibule opened in 1880 as Sydney’s first town hall before the completion of the Centennial Hall some nineteen years later. High above the elegant interior is a beautiful elliptical dome featuring some of the earliest examples of Australian stained glass and from which is suspended a spectacular crystal chandelier.

The Vestibule can accommodate up to 200 people for a party, reception, exhibition, launch or special occasion. It is used primarily as the location for registration or pre-dinner drinks for events being held in the Centennial hall.

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