Leichhardt Town Hall


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The current NSW Health order states that indoor venue capacities are one person per 4m2.    

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)

Normal capacity:

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

COVID capacity at 2m2

  • 140 persons seated, 100 standing

Covid capacity at 4m2

  • 70 persons seated, 50 standing

To determine venue capacity during Covid-19 Health restrictions see current NSW Health square metre rules for Greater Sydney. Unfortunately in no circumstances can capacities be increased above current NSW Health rules.

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.
  • You must attach a COVID-19 safety plan for your event to your booking request. Create one here on the NSW Government website.
  • 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
Per Hour (before 5PM) $113.64  $11.36  $125.00 
Per Hour (after 5PM) $113.64  $11.36  $125.00 
Whole Day block (8:00AM – 12 Midnight) $1,086.36 $108.64 $1,195.00
Day block (8:00AM – 5:00PM) $590.91 $59.09 $650.00
Evening block (5:00PM – 12 Midnight) $590.91 $59.09 $650.00
½ day block rate (6 hours between the hours of 8:00AM to 5:00PM) $540.91 $54.91 $595.00

Weekends and public holidays

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Whole Day block (8:00AM – 12 Midnight) $2,172.73 $217.27 $2,390.00
Day block (8:00AM – 5:00PM) $1,086.36 $108.64 $1,195.00
Evening block (5:00PM – 12 Midnight) $1,086.36 $108.64 $1,195.00
½ day block rate (6 hours) $1,086.36 $108.64 $1,195.00

Bonds, alarm fees and cancellation rules

Details Fee excluding GST GST Fee including GST
Refundable Bond $500.00 $0.00 $500.00
Refundable Bond for 'high risk' functions.   $1,000.00 $0.00 $1,000.00
Fire brigade fee (alarm citation to be attributed to hirers) $1,454.55  $145.45 $1,600.00 
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

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Page last updated: 21 Oct 2021