Venue Hire

The Concourse is one of Sydney’s leading entertainment venues and home to a dynamic range of live arts and entertainment events. Built as a combined arts and conference hub, it offers superb technical resources, intelligent design and excellent acoustics, making it one of the leading spaces for hire in Australia.

Why The Concourse?

The Concourse provides a modern and vibrant setting for your next event. The venue includes a diverse range of performance and corporate facilities including a world class Concert Hall, an intimate Theatre and a highly versatile Civic Pavilion. Venues also include a stand-alone Rehearsal Centre, a variety of landscaped outdoor spaces plus accommodation with Silkari Suites.  Our venue hire spaces are ideal for the performing arts, conferences, business meetings, exhibitions, product launches, banquets and cocktail parties.

“The Concourse Theatre, in fact the entire complex, its facilities and management are superb. From Century Venues, our Australian Presenters and the first rate Willoughby Symphony who have played for us, in this exclusive Sydney season, this has been a tremendously successful and enjoyable experience for the whole Company. We would love to return!”

Wayne Eagling, Artistic Director, English National Ballet 

The Concourse is conveniently located in the heart of Chatswood on Sydney’s North Shore. Located only 15 minutes drive from Sydney CBD and 30 minutes from the airport, it has an onsite car park for 400 vehicles. The venue is also easily accessible by public transport and is located 2 minutes walk from the Chatswood Interchange which incorporates both train and bus terminals.

The Concourse, Luna Park Venues and Northside Conference Centre have partnered to bring you a complete event venue guide for the North Shore. To assist you with your next event in Sydney, we have collated a variety of options available to you across the three partner venues including accommodation package partners within the precinct. For more information, download the North Shore Alliance brochure(PDF, 5MB).

Catering

The Concourse caters for all occasions from small meetings to conferences, lunches, dinners and cocktail parties.

For further information please call The Food & Beverage Manager on 8075 8125.

Booking Enquiries

Thank you for your interest in The Concourse

To speak to our Business Events Manager about any aspects regarding our venues call +61 2 8075 8100 or email [email protected].

The Concourse is part of The North Shore Venue Guide, offering premium venue and accommodation packages just 10 minutes from Sydney’s CBD.


Concert Hall
Concert Hall

Visually spectacular and acoustically excellent, the Concert Hall provides a sensational atmosphere for a diverse range of performances, from classical music to chamber ensembles, jazz, world and pop music and is equally efficient as a conferences space.

Inspired by traditional European designs, it creates an intimate space with the high ceiling maintaining a sense of grandeur and opulence. Performers enjoy an open concert platform and exceptional acoustics, dressing rooms, storage and exemplary technical facilities.

Venue Snapshot

Capacity

1000 seating capacity, comprising:

  • Stalls: 464
  • Balcony: 258
  • Boxes: 166
  • Choir Stalls: 114

Features

  • 144 sqm unraked stage
  • Polished Blackbutt hardwood floor
  • Wood wall paneling in American Rock Maple
  • Rich red comfortable seating
  • Optional breakout rooms available for business events
  • 2 x Steinway Concert Grand Piano 9′ Model D
  • Yamaha G1 Parlor Grand

Seating Map

Lighting and Audio

  • Fibre-optic lighting in walls to create flexible house lighting ambience
  • Large 9m x 6.75m Flying Projection Screen
  • Flexible rigging options available (4 lighting bars, 6 relocatable chain motors)
  • 3 stage traps each with 1 x 15amp GPO
  • 1 x Audio Data
  • 1 x Audio Tie Line
  • 6 riggable beams above stage
  • OB possible

Facilities

  • Conductor’s and Principals’ dressing rooms
  • Additional rooms available (Orchestra Room and Chorus Room)
  • Shared Green Room common space
  • Option to include self-contained Rehearsal Centre on Lower Ground Floor
  • Laundry facilities with commercial grade Washer & Dryer

Access

  • Stage Door (located on Anderson Street)
  • Disabled access
  • Easy access from Loading Dock (height 1420mm)(located on Ferguson Lane)

Suitable for

  • Brand and product launches
  • Business meetings and conferences
  • Dinners and cocktail parties
  • Performances

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Theatre
Theatre

With excellent sight-lines and acoustics, The Concourse’s Theatre is a highly impressive and adaptable venue suitable for a wide variety of performance and business events. This world class proscenium arch theatre attracts regular seasons of cultural performances, theatre, musicals, drama, live music and spoken word as well as hosting a number of business events.

Built with two tiers of seating, it can accommodate approximately 500 patrons (361 stalls, 139 circle). Features include a motorised fly tower and orchestra pit, level loading dock access, state of the art technical facilities and numerous practical support spaces. As one of the most versatile spaces at The Concourse, it is designed to meet a wide range of needs.

Venue Snapshot

Capacity

499 seating capacity (464 with orchestra pit installed)

  • Stalls: 361
  • Circle: 139

Features

  • Large unraked stage (max size 14m x 10m)
  • Motorised Orchestra Pit
  • Hardwood floor covered in Masonite sheets
  • Plush red comfortable seating
  • 42 line powered motor winch fly tower
  • Excellent sightlines and acoustics
  • Optional breakout rooms available for business events

Seating Map

Lighting and Audio

  • State of the art lighting and audio

Facilities

  • Two levels of dressing rooms
  • Additional rooms available (Orchestra Room and Green Room)
  • Additional self-contained Rehearsal Centre on Lower Ground Floor (149sqm x 2) available
  • Laundry facilities with commercial grade Washer & Dryer

Access

  • Stage Door (located on Anderson Street)
  • Disabled access
  • Easy access from Loading Dock (height 1420mm)(located on Ferguson Lane)

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Suitable for

  • Brand and Product Launches
  • Performances

The Lounge
The Lounge

The brand new home of Live Music, Theatre, Cabaret and Comedy on the North Shore at The Concourse, Chatswood. The Lounge offers state of the art facilities and flexibility in a stunning and vibrant space.

Venue Snapshot

CAPACITY
500 in GA Standing
300 in Cabaret Mode with Premium Seating

Premium Seating
The best seats in the house! When you book one of our premium seats you not only get the very best seat in the venue but also a full size cabaret table with complimentary grazing platter. The grazing platter is a special selection of the best of our food offerings and only available to those who book our premium seating in advance.

Lighting and Audio

Access

  • Internal access from underground car park
  • Disabled access
  • Patrons requiring accessible seating or wheelchair seating should book by contacting our Box Office team directly on (02) 8075 8111 to discuss their access requirements

Suitable for

  • Contemporary Music
  • Live Theatre
  • Cabaret
  • Comedy
  • Corporate Functions

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Rehearsal Centre
Rehearsal Centre

The Concourse’s Rehearsal Centre is completely self-contained and can be accessed directly via The Concourse stage door offering easy loading dock access for large sets and props. It is ideal for rehearsals, theatre development and performance workshops and comprises of two rooms: the 149sqm Studio Room and 112sqm Rehearsal Room.

Both rooms include office space and access to the Green Room, a kitchenette, toilets and showers. The rooms are also ideal break out rooms for conferences and business events and can be booked individually when hired in conjunction with The Concert Hall, Theatre or Civic Pavilion.

Venue Snapshot

Capacity

The Studio (149sqm)

  • Theatre: 150
  • Classroom: 60

The Rehearsal Room (112sqm)

  • Theatre: 110
  • Classroom: 40

Features

The Studio:

  • Curtain rail around walls
  • Wooden floor boards
  • Grid in ceiling

The Rehearsal Room:

  • Wooden floor
  • Mirrored wall
  • Optional portable ballet barres

Additional Features

  • Office space
  • Optional WIFI
  • Shared access to the Green Room
  • Kitchenette
  • Toilets and showers

Floor Plan

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Outdoor Space
Outdoor Space

The Concourse has a number of large landscaped public spaces available for hire. With an impressive reflection pool and green where visitors can relax and soak up the atmosphere, this amphitheatre and park is an ideal venue for open air theatre and concerts.

The Upper Terrace with its landscaped gardens and the option of the Urban Screen for hire is a dramatic location for an outdoor cocktail function or dinner, product launches and corporate events.

Venue Snapshot

Capacity

  • Amphitheatre – up to 1000
  • Upper Terrace – up to 500

Features

  • Outdoor split audio system on upper and lower levels
  • Optional hire of the Urban Screen
  • Optional amphitheatre cushion seating
  • High-tech event support
  • Access to 3 phase power
  • Adjacent bar and food facilities

Suitable for

  • Outdoor events
  • Performances

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Urban Screen
Urban Screen

The Urban Screen on The Concourse is one of Australia’s premium outdoor screens, located on the upper terrace of The Concourse. Currently, the screen operates in event mode only.

External hire of the Urban Screen is currently under review by Willoughby City Council.

Venue Snapshot

Capacity

  • Seated: 170
  • Standing: 300

Features

  • 412 inch/50 meter square LED screen
  • 960 x 520 native screen resolution
  • 16:9 or 1280x 720 screen size
  • Adjacent to bar and food facilities

Access

  • Direct access to underground car park

Suitable for

  • Brand and product launches
  • Business meetings and conferences 
  • Outdoor events
  • Tradeshows and exhibitions


Foyers
Foyers

The Concert Hall and Theatre Foyers provide a dramatic setting for any reception. With striking architectural surrounds, the foyers offer elegant lighting, modern bar facilities and dramatic views through the grand open windows of The Concourse. The Concert Hall foyer houses a spectacular suspended light installation by Warren Langley making it impressive space for cocktail functions and pre or post event receptions. The outdoor Eastern Terrace and Urban Screen are available for hire in conjunction with the Theatre foyer and offer opportunities for further activation for business receptions, brand launches and corporate presentations.

Venue Snapshot

Capacity

  • Concert Hall Foyer: 300 standing
  • Theatre Foyer: 200 standing (additional capacity if using the Eastern Terrace)

Features

  • Bar including tea and coffee facilities
  • Art Installation in Concert Hall Foyer
  • Lectern and audio facilities available for hire

Access

  • Access to Outdoor Area and Urban Screen (Theatre foyer only)

Suitable for 

  • Dinners and Cocktail parties

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Chatswood Library
Chatswood Library

Chatswood Library, spacious and light-filled, is well-loved and used by the local community
and visitors to Chatswood CBD. Often busy with students and families, it is a vibrant and
active place for study, reading and connecting.

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday – 9am-9pm
Friday – 9am-6pm
Saturday – 9am-5pm
Sunday – 1:30pm-5pm
Closed public holidays.

Parking and Location
Chatswood Library is located on the Lower Ground level of The Concourse. The Concourse is
a two-minute walk from the Chatswood Interchange, which incorporates both train and bus
terminals.
More information about how to get here.

Parking is available onsite at The Concourse car park and offers one hour free parking.
The Library has direct lift access from The Concourse car park and from The Concourse
Ground Floor level.
More parking information.

Contact details
tel:  + 61 2 9777 7900
[email protected]

Hire a meeting room at Chatswood Library.


Venue Hire Form
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