Take a Tour

Join us for a tour of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides. Explore the whole site and learn about the history of the area, what lies underneath the grand Verbrugghen Hall, why the building resembles a castle, and admire the handmade convict brickwork.

With the Royal Botanic Gardens above and trains running below, the modern extension completed in 2001 is an architectural marvel. Come and explore the hidden corridors where our most talented young musicians practice, learn and perform.

Tour Information
Guided group tours are held on Saturdays at 10am and 1pm and on Wednesdays at 11am and 2pm. On the tour you will enjoy history and heritage, architecture, and artefacts from an archaeological site dig, all of which can be combined with a Rising Stars Concert (Saturdays) or a Lunchtime Concert (Wednesdays) in Verbrugghen Hall.

Tours cost $15 per person and bookings are essential. Bookings close at 11am on the day prior to the tour date.

How to Book

  • In person City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)
  • 1300 797 118 or +61 2 8256 2222 (booking fees may apply)
  • Online at www.cityrecitalhall.com:
    • Semester 1, 2014 – Rising Stars (Saturdays, January to June): Book online
    • Semester 1, 2014 – Lunchbreak (Wednesdays, January to June): Book online
    • Semester 2, 2014 – Rising Stars (Saturdays, July to December): Book online
    • Semester 2, 2014 – Lunchbreak (Wednesdays, July to December): Book online

Group Tours
Groups should contact the SCM Volunteers Office on (02) 9351 1382 to discuss the needs of the tour group, including any access issues the group may have and whether the use of the Music Café will be required. Please note there is a limit of 40 tickets per tour.