Leichhardt Town Hall

Leichhardt Town Hall

Built in 1888, the recently renovated Leichhardt Town Hall is a handsome example of Victorian Italianate style. The main hall has high ornate ceilings, a rich heritage colour palate and large commercial kitchen.  The Town Hall is the perfect setting for concerts, performances and special occasions.

  • Weddings, receptions, celebrations and parties
  • Conferences, lectures and expos
  • Musical or theatrical performances
  • Large dance groups or choirs

Size and capacity

273 mplus stage (68m2)


  • Theatre-style seating: 300 persons
  • Banquet style: 220 persons (allowing for dance floor)

Bookable hours

This venue is bookable daily from 8am to 12 midnight inclusive of set up and pack up.
Can be booked hourly, or full or half day.



AV equipment and digital capabilities

  • Projector with drop down screen
  • Three phase power on stage only
  • Acoustic panels for enhanced acoustic performance

General facilities

  • Portable stage riser
  • Ceiling fans and heating
  • Commercial kitchen with oven, gas stovetop and chiller.
  • Tables: 20 tables (1600 by 800 mm)
  • Chairs: 280 chairs


  • Ramp access
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilet available
  • Hearing loop available to book


Corner of Marion and Norton Streets, Leichhardt.

Transport and parking

Limited hourly metered parking on surrounding streets. After 7PM Mon – Sun on Norton Street free parking.

For accessible parking there is a public car park adjacent to the facility, with a 2 hour time restriction on weekdays between 8AM and 8PM.

Conditions of hire 

  • Bookings will not be accepted within seven (7) days of a proposed event date.
  • You must be 18 years+ to book a Council community venue.
  • You must book time for set up, pack up, and cleaning within your booked hire time.
  • Bookings will not be confirmed until full payment of fees is made and all hirers are required to pay a Refundable Bond.
  • If engaging the services of contractor to conduct activities and or provide catering you must provide all necessary clearances, certificates, insurances and permits pertaining to the services provided, such as RSA certificates, food safety certificates, public liability insurance, working with children checks, police event notifications, etc.
  • You must leave the premises in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Smoking, pyrotechnics, open flames/fire pits or use of any smoke generating machines is prohibited in Council Venues or on Council grounds. If the fire alarm is activated unnecessarily for any reason you will be liable for the fine issued by the NSW Fire Brigade.
  • Community Venues for hire are unstaffed venues, in the event of an emergency, call 000 for the police, ambulance or fire brigade. For access and maintenance issues, contact Inner West Council's After Hours Service on 02 9392 5000.
  • In the event that there is a breach of the Conditions of Hire, you may be subject to damages including cancellation of the booking.

Fees and charges


Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Weekdays - Hourly Rate $126.36 $12.64 $139.00 
Weekdays - Whole Day Rate (Open – Close) $1,163.64 $116.36 $1,280.00
Weekdays -Day Rate (Open – 5PM) $631.82 $63.18 $695.00
Weekdays -Evening Rate (5PM – Close) $631.82 $63.18 $695.00

Weekends and public holidays

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Whole Day block (Open – Close) $2,327.27 $232.73 $2,560.00
6-hour Block Rate $1,163.64 $116.36 $1,280.00

Bonds, amendment fees, alarm fees, and cancellation rules

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Refundable Bond $1,500.00 $0.00 $1,500.00
Minimum; a higher Bond may be assessed at Council Officer's discretion      
Booking Amendment Fee: per amendment (per venue) within one request $45.45  $4.55  $50.00 
Fire brigade fee (alarm citation to be attributed to hirers) $1,600.00  $160.00 $1,760.00 
Cancellations - 14 days and greater prior to booking 100% of Hiring Fee Refunded
Cancellations - Less than 14 days prior to booking 0% of Hiring Fee Refunded

Hirer's Guide and AV instructions

Download a PDF of the Hirer's Guide for instructions on accessing and using the venue. (PDF 210.1KB)

Download a PDF of the AV instructions. (PDF 147.7KB)

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Page last updated: 03 Jul 2023