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Our Story - 20 Years

In 2019 City Recital Hall turns 20. To commemorate this milestone we will be sharing stories from artists, producers, staff and many more, who have been a part of the journey of venue for the last two decades.

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City Recital Hall produces, presents and hosts a rich and diverse program of concerts and events, embracing all genres and art forms from chamber orchestras to opera, contemporary ensembles to bands, talks and debates, to festival events.

Our home at the centre of the vibrant Angel Place laneways precinct in the heart of Sydney is a world-class, purpose-built performance space, loved by audiences and performers alike for its unbeatable acoustics.

We welcome you to City Recital Hall to discover, connect and socialise and hope you leave stimulated and energised.

Our Company

City Recital Hall Limited was established as a not-for-profit company in 2015 to produce, promote, present and facilitate a vibrant, enterprising, diverse and inclusive program of concerts and events each year.


To be one of the ‘must visit’ cultural destinations in Australia.


Our mission is to unlock the cultural, social and economic value of City Recital Hall.

We will achieve this by:

  • producing, promoting, presenting, encouraging and facilitating excellent cultural events;
  • ensuring diversity of users, audiences and programs;
  • engaging new audiences; and
  • operating and managing the venue responsibly and sustainably, and in cooperation with stakeholders.

Our Values

Progressive thinking and creative excellence underpin everything we do. We think outside the square to deliver unique and creative experiences for our artists, partners and audiences.

Democratic and diverse – Everyone plays an important part, every voice is heard, everyone is respected. We champion diversity by engaging with all genres, all peoples, all ideas. We are proud to be open, transparent and inclusive.

Playful – We love exploring ideas and opportunities in a fun and creative cultural environment.

We must be connected locally, nationally and internationally with our artists, partners and audiences.

We act with integrity and professionalism at all times.

Annual Report

Download our 2017-18 Annual Report here.

Images: Tim da-Rin

A band performing at City Recital Hall

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