The beautiful, awe-inspiring Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School is a visually remarkable building and a significant feature of Australia’s colonial and cultural heritage, built in 1822 as the Old Darlinghurst Gaol (as mentioned in Wikipedia).

The Cell Block Theatre is a hidden gem boasting 10 metre towering golden sandstone bare walls, creating a gracious cathedral-like atmosphere. The impression of the old cells still lingers with traces of the curved stone staircases climbing three storeys high, narrow barred windows, rough sandstone edges that mark the cells and the solid iron doorway. The sandstone walls and wooden floors keep the simplicity of the space focused on the history that has been, making the Cell Block Theatre a very unique yet flexible venue for many types of events such as exclusive VIP cocktail parties, product launches, live music concerts, corporate occasions, private parties, dinners, weddings, special ceremonies, performances and filming.

The Cell Block Theatre is surrounded by delightful courtyards that come complimentary with all bookings. Located in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst, the National Art School is a tranquil oasis nestled behind high sandstone walls and yet conveniently sits a stone’s throw away from the Taylor Square and Oxford Street precincts. Visit the website to download a venue pack.

Capacities & Facilities

Area sq.m Ceiling ht.m Cocktail Banquet Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Catering Audio Visual Parking Accommodation Disabled Access
Cell Block Theatre 0.00 11.00 290.00 150.00 230.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Yes Yes Yes No Yes

Capacities & Facilities

Cell Block Theatre
Area sq.mNo
Ceiling ht.m11.00
Audio VisualYes
Disabled AccessYes