The City of Sydney has pledged $4.2 million in funding over six years for the City Recital Hall in Sydney.
The funding will be used to further support core operations of the organisation as it continues to develop and diversify its programs and audiences, as well as renovate and modernise the venue and equipment to streamline its services and functionality.
This will include improving the lighting and audio systems, furnishings and upgrading the IT infrastructure. The City will also support building upgrades to the greenrooms, flooring, bathrooms and bar area.
“The City of Sydney plays a unique role in shaping Sydney’s cultural life, by nurturing community-based and independent organisations to feed the seedbeds of culture, as well as supporting established institutions in our city,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
“The City Recital Hall is one of Sydney’s most culturally significant concert halls, located in the heart of the city. As it approaches its 20th anniversary and continues to expand and diversify its programming, we are proud to increase our support for this vital cultural infrastructure.
“With the light rail coming online soon and a vibrant nightlife returning to the streets of our city centre, I know that the City Recital Hall will become a ‘must visit’ cultural destination for tourists and Sydneysiders alike – offering concerts and events across a range of art forms and music genres.”
Over the last three years, the venue has increased its programming by 20 per cent, hosting 273 events in 2018 that attracted 50 per cent new audiences.