Take a Tour
Join us for a tour of the Conservatorium with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides. Discover why in 1915 Premier William Holman proclaimed that the disused governor’s horse stables (built in 1817) would be renovated and turned into a music conservatorium ‘to serve the people of Sydney’. Explore the whole site and learn the history of the area, be overwhelmed by the grand Verbrugghen Hall converted from the interior parade ground of the stables building and admire the bricks handmade by convicts.
By the year 2000 music learning at the Con was exploding, and a state-of-the art music school was completed. The discrete architectural simplicity of this elegant building is largely underground. Nestled beneath the Royal Botanic Gardens and adjacent to the former stables, this world-class music school provides classical and contemporary study for a world-wide group of students.
Guided group tours are held on Wednesdays during semester time at 11am or 2pm. On the tour you will enjoy history and heritage, architecture, and artifacts from an archaeological site dig, all of which can be combined with a lunchtime concert at 1.10pm in Verbrugghen Hall.
The cost for is $15 and tickets can be purchased through the City Recital Hall Box Office.
- In person City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)
- T 1300 797 118 or +61 2 8256 2222 (booking fees may apply)
- W Semester 1, 2013 (Jan-Jun): www.cityrecitalhall.com/ (booking fees may apply)
- W Semester 2, 2013 (Jul-Dec): www.cityrecitalhall.com/ (booking fees may apply)
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.