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PERTH CBD | UNIQUE VENUES
PERTH TOWN HALL
erth Town Hall is a West Australian
architectural icon. Thanks to an
award-winning restoration, this Victorian
Gothic jewel continues to lend elegance to public
and private events well into its second century.
The venue was modelled on medieval
European town halls, with the ground floor
conceived as a covered outdoor market, and the
first floor as a grand public meeting space.
At first approach, the Town Hall wears its
whimsical charm lightly, with pointed arches,
guard towers, tourelles, majestic spires and gables,
recalling the romance of an earlier age.
Within the walls, hand-stencilled friezes,
Italianate arches, and a sweeping staircase or two
exude an austere majesty. Stained glass windows
encircle the main hall, with its unadorned polished
jarrah floors, while lancet windows and 15m
ceilings suggest a cathedral-like ambience.
Above, three Gothic arches and a mezzanine
Juliet balcony can form a second, surprise
performance space. Below, a glass and chrome
treatment around restored arcading and black
granite floors make the lower foyer a stylish,
smaller second space for cocktails and exhibitions.
Modern features such as air-conditioning,
a lift and a renovated kitchen were installed to
complement the hall’s heritage values.
Produce your show with the fully equipped
stage, new sound system, theatre lighting and
grand piano. Or bring in caterers, AV, theming
and other service providers of your choice and
transform the venue for an elegant afternoon tea,
glamour fashion show, art exhibition, or even
a Rocky Horror-themed party.
Managed flexibly as a community facility, the
hall is available to event organisers, for whom
catering and AV packages can be arranged, while
not-for-profit organisations enjoy a hire discount
and can control costs by performing some services
themselves. At least one staff member is always on
duty to help with building systems and equipment.
Where | The Perth Town Hall is a short walk
from major city hotels and public transport.
Numbers | The main hall can seat up to 240
people for a banquet, 340 for a theatre-style
function, and 400 cocktail. The supper room
can hold up to 82 people and lower foyer 128,
with a total venue capacity of 400.
Food | Perth Town Hall can recommend caterers
who have served here with distinction.
Address Corner of Hay and Barrack Streets, Perth
Phone (08) 9461 3555
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