The Hordern Pavilion reboots with upgraded facilities as it expands its reach into events

Hordern Pavilion

The Hordern Pavilion in Sydney’s Moore Park precinct has rebooted with a multi-million dollar seating and behind the-scenes upgrade enabling the venue to host more events than ever before.

Playbill Venues general manager Anthony Dunsford said the major seating upgrade is a significant milestone in their continued refurbishment plans.

“While The Hordern will continue to host live music concerts, we’re excited by the prospect of introducing the upgraded, more versatile space to new patrons for occasions such as indoor sporting events, artistic performances, corporate exhibitions, product launches, award evenings, gala balls, charity functions and much more,” he said.

“The new seating system offers event hirers and promoters more seated, standing and tiered event modes including exhibitions, large corporate functions, theatre events and smaller capacity concerts.”

Dunsford said The Hordern’s reboot coincides with a new market confidence as businesses re-emerge from the challenges and restrictions of the pandemic.

“The past couple of years have been challenging for business, which is why providing an affordable, highly versatile event space for partners, promoters and the wider entertainment and business community has been a key focus for us,” he said.

“And it’s not just concerts making their long-awaited come back at the Hordern. We are thrilled to be hosting the 2022 ARIA Awards at The Hordern this November, a celebration of Australian music and its return to the live stage.”

Playbill Group managing director Michael Nebenzahl said while the venue is best known for live music gigs, it continues to expand its reach into other business, community and charity events.

Hordern Pavilion

Over the years, The Hordern has hosted a wide range of conferences and exhibitions such as Sydney Build, One Fine Baby, Life InStyle and the UNSW Careers and Employment, speaking events such as TED Talks and The Success Summit with Anthony Robbins, as well as various corporate functions and award ceremonies like the NRL’s Dally M Awards.

“As The Hordern approaches its 100th Birthday in 2024, our major seating upgrade is just the beginning,” said Nebenzahl.

“We’re getting this beloved Sydney venue ready to keep rocking for another century of live events and entertainment of every form.”