Sydney is a great city to live in, boasting beautiful beaches, parks and our very own vibrant Inner West! But there’s no denying that when it comes to culture sometimes Sydney’s scene can be a little lack-luster, especially when compared to international cities or (dare we say it) Melbourne. Part of this is the lack of free and cheap spaces in which creativity can be fostered, especially when it comes to music. To put it frankly, Sydney’s music scene is in dire need of a revival, with limited live music venues and few good rehearsal spaces, it hasn’t exactly been an encouraging environment for young talent in the past. A new City of Sydney new initiative, however, sets to tackle this problem by converting up to 17 public buildings into free venue spaces for young musicians. This exciting development is sure to make a few households happy, with a couple less Van Halen covers floating up from the basement. We’ve done the groundwork for you and checked out what’s on offer across the Inner West for your next jam session!
Glebe Town Hall
In the heart of glebe, this restored Town Hall is truly breathtaking. Built in 1880 its large halls and Victorian style are sure to inspire some creativity.
160 St Johns Road
St Helen’s Community Centre
Near Glebe Library, the centre has large rooms and spaces that would be great for any band rehearsal. Its also a stone’s throw from local cafes and restaurants that will keep your muso muscles fuelled.
184 Glebe Point Road
Erskineville Town Hall
The high ceilings in this Town Hall will really let your music be heard!
It is available for hire seven days a week from 7am to midnight.
104 Erskineville Road
Sydney Park Pavilion
The pavilion includes an entry foyer, a hall and an outdoor terrace overlooking Alan Davidson Oval. It is available for hire seven days per week from 7am to midnight.
Alexandria Town Hall
It features high ceilings, carpeted floor, a small wooden dance floor, a stage, window drapes, and a refurbished kitchen located on the first floor, which is serviced by a lift. Also available for hire seven days a week from 7am to midnight.
73 Garden Street
Booler Community Centre
The centre sits in a quiet residential area of Camperdown. It offers enclosed facilities with a garden. It is available for hire seven days per week from 9am to 11pm.
25-27 Lambert Street
- To book any of the rehearsal spaces call the City of Sydney on: 9265 9333