Sydney Town Hall - Sydney's ain concert venue
Located at 483 George Street, Sydney Town Hall is just
opposite the Queen Victoria
Building and is a good place to
rendezvous with someone.
Sydney Town Hall was a collaborative effort of well-known
- John Henry Wilson (1868) – Designed the original
building on George Street.
- Albert Bond (1873-1877) – Designed the roof and
- Brothers Thomas and Edward Bradridge (1875-1877) –
Designed the clock tower.
- Thomas Sapsford (1883-1889) – Designed the
Before the opening of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town
Hall was Sydney’s main
concert venue. The 2008 Colour Parade
last April 5th was held here and was a colorful
artistic expression and unity.
It was much later discovered that the Sydney Town Hall was
built on an ancient Aboriginal burial ground. Because of
this, the government is still debating on whether or not to
this building on the heritage list.
The seat of the city government, the Sydney Town Hall is a
prime example of High
Victorian-style architecture in
Still a major venue for cultural and civic events
in Sydney, the Sydney Town Hall has an impressive concert
hall, beautifully designed and crafted stained glass
windows, and an
8000 pipe grand organ.