City Recital Hall

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2 Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney


Situated in the very heart of the bustling city of Sydney, Australia’s City Recital Hall hosts a range of spectacular and high energy concerts and events, showcasing both emerging artists and classical music productions. The City Recital Hall is also known for accommodating spoken word,chamber recitals and music because of its amazing acoustics, with specially designed acoustic banners and a 1.8 reverberation time which is attuned for chamber music. The City Recital Hall is characterised by grey, gold leaf, light timber paneling and an exquisite, grand white marble staircase. Based on the classic European neoclassical design, the City Recital Hall boasts a shoe-box design, offering incredible views from all over the theatre. 

Having hosted an array of cutting-edge artists, the City Recital Hall is home to the likes of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera, the Sydney Children’s Choir and the Australian String Quartet. A cultural destination which caters to the music lovers of Sydney, as well as international visitors, the City Recital Hall undoubtedly puts Sydney on the map.

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Capacity & Seating

Boasting over three tiers of sloped seating, City Recital Hall offers some incredible views of the stage, whatever the performance you are enjoying. It also has two galleries that wrap around the rear of the auditorium.

With a capacity of 1, 238 guests, City Recital Hall boasts an intimate and immersive atmosphere, whilst also providing spectacular performances with its amazing acoustics.

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How to get there

Located in the centre of Sydney, the City Recital Hall’s address is:  

2 Angel Place, Sydney

NSW 2000, Australia

  • Train: the closest train station is the Wynward Light Rail Stop, which is only a five-minute walk away. Martyn Place Station is also close to the City Recital Hall. 
  • Bus: there are several bus routes which go to Martin Place, just next to the Recital Hall. 
  • Car: if you are travelling to the Recital Hall by car, then you can park at 123 Pitt Street. 
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The City Recital Hall is dedicated to assisting all patrons in their visit. Please call the box office if you have any specific needs and the City Recital Hall will meet your requirements, providing accessible seating if you have a hearing aid or a Companion Card.


There is accessible parking available in the car park which is next to the venue’s elevators. This will allow patrons to access the recital hall by using the car park directly one hour before the performance starts.

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When the City Recital Hall opened in 1999, it was the first specially designed concert venue to be built in Sydney since the creation of the Opera Sydney House, which was built in 1973. It was originally intended to host solo recitals, chamber music and the spoken word and was initiated by the City of Sydney. In 2015, the City Recital Hall was named an official Non-For-Profit Company.

While the City Recital Hall still mainly showcases classical and chamber music, it now also shows a range of contemporary music, making it one of the most popular music venues in Sydney.

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City Recital Hall

2 Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney1

1NOTE: approximate address. The only address that is completely valid is the one shown on the tickets