About Leichhardt Town Hall
Leichhardt Town Hall is located on the corner of Marion and Norton Streets in Leichhardt.
Within the Leichhardt Town Hall building is a large hall available for the community to hire for the purpose of activities such as performances, concerts, conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and range of other activities.
The facility is operated by Inner West Council - Leichhardt as an unstaffed community venue.
The bookable space comprises a floor space of approximately 273m² (22.5m x 12.15m) plus a stage area of 68m² (12.15m x 5.5m). The kitchen is a commercial kitchen and offers a stove with 6 hotplates, fridge, instant hot water urn, 3 sinks, 2 hand basins, and ample bench space. Please note that there are no provisions for cutlery, plates or glassware. A booking of this facility includes the use of the hall and stage areas, and kitchen. Other areas in the Town Hall building are used by Council for internal operations. There are also 20 trestle tables and 280 chairs available for use. Hirers are responsible for packing up and packing away any furniture utilised.
Leichhardt Town Hall is a fully accessible venue. An accessible toilet is located off the front foyer, along with recently refurbished ladies and gents toilets and a parents room.
The Leichhardt Town Hall is fitted with ceiling fans which are operated from a switch on the left hand side of the stage. The light switches are also located here. There is currently no air conditioning installed. Portable heaters are available. 3 phase power is available on the stage area only.
There is a public car park adjacent to the building, with a 2 hours time restriction on weekdays between 8am and 8pm. There is no time restriction in the public car park after 8pm or on the weekends. There are a number of accessible car parking spaces including one near the entry to the Town Hall. There is also metred and restricted time onsite parking.
The Leichhardt Town Hall is on the following bus routes: 436, L37, 438, L38, 440, 442, and 443 (from the city, George Street), 444 and 445 (from Petersham Train Station), and M10 (from Maroubra).
Use of the venue is only available between 8.00am and 12.00 midnight. The hirer must cease playing or broadcasting of music by midnight and must comply with the Noise Control Act and Regulations. The Leichhardt Town Hall may be booked for full or part Saturdays or Sundays for a maximum of three consecutive weeks.
The hall is available to be inspected by appointment. Please email the Leichhardt Town Hall Caretaker to arrange an inspection.
The Caretaker is generally unavailable between 8.00am and 5.30pm Mondays to Fridays.
The maximum capacity of the Leichhardt Town Hall is:
300 persons - Theatre style seating
220 persons - Banquet style seating (allowing for a dance floor)
Please note that this is an unstaffed community venue, and therefore staff are not located on site.
Council staff are available to take enquiries regarding this facility between 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
Location: Corner of Marion and Norton Streets, Leichhardt
Phone: Bookings - 02 9367 9222
Email enquiry - Leichhardt Town Hall
Leichhardt Town Hall Floor Plan - Main Hall Only (PDF 126.8KB)
Leichhardt Town Hall Ground Floor Plan (PDF 137.1KB)
Leichhardt Town Hall First Floor Plan (PDF 105.2KB)
General Conditions of Hire (PDF 173.3KB)
Facility Information for hirers of Leichhardt Town Hall (PDF 123.5KB)
Leichhardt Town Hall Evacuation Plan - Under construction
Fees and Charges
Leichhardt Town Hall Fees and Charges 2016-2017 (PDF 336.3KB)
To make a booking you can complete the application form below:
Community Facility Booking Application Form (PDF 187.6KB)
Alternatively you can use our online booking form at the link below:
Reduced Fees and Fee Waivers
Inner West Council offers reduced fees and fee waivers for a number of Council venues and services to eligible applicants. The program aims to support organisations, community groups, and individuals with limited income streams to provide projects, programs, events, and activities for the benefit of the local community. This program assists Council and the community to achieve shared objectives outlined in Councils Strategic Plans. The program is guided by Council's Grants and Community Resourcing Policy 2012 - Find out more about Council's reduced fees and fee waivers
Leichhardt Town Hall was completed in the centenary year of 1888. Designed by architects, Drake and Walcott, in the Victorian Free Classical style it was officially opened the same year. The town hall marked the ‘coming of age’ of the Leichhardt area which was undergoing a period of rapid development. The site of the town hall is the highest west of Sydney between Martin Place in the city centre and the Blue Mountains.