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We are excited to announce that substantial work has been completed on our capital renewal project over the summer break and is continuing around our performance schedule. These works are being undertaken in partnership with the City of Sydney to bring new life, functionality, and accessibility into the venue. We are working closely with the architect, contractors, and the City of Sydney to reduce the impact to our audiences and artists, and by continuing work across the coming months we have been able to avoid the temporary closure of the venue.

The current stage encompasses the full renovation of the foyers including all four bars and the function room. In the auditorium the house lighting system is being fully replaced in a series of stages across the year. Our artists will also benefit with renovated dressing rooms and a new orchestra room.

On your next visit to the Hall, you can expect newly painted foyers with new lighting on all three upper floors. The ground floor bar and cloakroom are nearing completion and will be ready for ACO’s River season in February. The level 1 bar also remains open while bars on level 2 and 3 are being rebuilt and will be demolished once the upper floor bars are finished. The foyer upgrade is expected to be completed by the middle of the year with laying of new carpet throughout the venue. The first run of new venue signage is in production so you may see temporary signage in places until the new signage is installed.

The renewal will ensure City Recital Hall can continue to deliver unmissable contemporary and classical music programming, with elevated audience experiences, and world-class acoustic for years to come. We hope you enjoy the new look.

Image: Artist's rendering of Ground Floor Foyer for City Recital Hall Capital Renewal Project.