As a part of Sydney’s plan to breathe energy into the music and performance sector, nine town halls and community centres will be available to hire for free by Primary School, Secondary School, University and TAFE students seeking a rehearsal space for music, theatre, dance and other forms of performance.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said in a statement that the changes were in place to encourage creativity around the city. “As more Sydneysiders move into apartments and our population becomes more dense, it’s increasingly hard for musicians and performers to find suitable spaces to play and rehearse,” she said.
It’s a great coup Sydney music scene, after the council announced the opening of Glebe Town Hall as the city’s newest live music venue.
The nine venues that are set to open as rehearsal spaces are:
Millers Point – Abraham Mott Hall and Harry Jensen Centre;
Potts Point – Rex Centre and Reginald Murphy Centre;
Redfern – Ron Williams Community Centre and Redfern Town Hall;
Zetland – The Tote and Green Square Community Hall;
Alexandria – Alexandria Town Hall and Cliff Noble Centre;
St Peters – Sydney Park Pavilion;
Erskineville – Joseph Sargeant Community Centre and Erskineville Town Hall;
Camperdown – Booler Community Centre; and
Glebe – Glebe Town Hall, Peter Forsyth Auditorium and St Helen’s Community Centre.