Royal Hall of Industries
Affectionately remembered by Sydneysiders as the Showbag Pavilion, the Royal Hall of Industries is majestic, grand, and most impressively rich in history.
Boasting a striking vaulted ceiling and magnificent cathedral windows, this beautifully restored venue is proudly reminiscent of its past glory.
Today it hosts many of Sydney's prestigious special events, offering a blank canvas where one is limited only by imagination. Feasts, fashion, fairs and festivals...
On Friday 28 February 1913, Sir Francis Suttor, President of the Royal Agricultural Society, raised his glass of champagne and proposed a toast to a Mr J B Sanders, the architect of the showgrounds newest, and largest building. They were standing in the Royal Hall of Industries, built in just nine months at a cost of $23,000.
The Royal Hall of Industries was a considered a landmark of progress at the time of its construction. Although the outside is imposing and conservative with Greco-roman architectural details, go through the doors and you find a huge, bright space: 5400 square metres in total, with natural light flooding through the arched windows: a cathedral to Australian innovation.
The Royal Hall of Industries is on lease from the Trust, and is managed on a day-to-day basis by Playbill Venues.
The Royal Hall of Industries is situated within the Moore Park Precinct next to the Entertainment Quarter and Fox Studios Australia, only 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD and 15 minutes from the airport.
By Public Transport
As timetables change so frequently we always suggest you check www.131500.com.au for up to date train and bus timetables.
Make your way to Central, Wynyard or Town Hall stations. From there, you can connect with the 339 bus service, which brings you directly to Fox Studios.
Town Hall, Bondi Junction and Wynyard stations connect with frequent bus services which run along Moore Park Road or Anzac Parade, and have stops close to Fox Studios Australia.
The closest station to Moore Park is Central. Sydney Buses operate regular services from Central to Moore Park.
Routes 338, 374, 376 and 391 depart from Eddy Avenue stand C. Alight at the first stop on the bus roadway at Moore Park.
Routes 372, 393 and 395 depart from Eddy Avenue stand C. Alight at the first stop on Anzac Parade.
Entertainment Quarter operates a managed taxi rank within the site from Errol Flynn Boulevard.
Car parking is available in the Wilsons multi-deck car park. Entry is via Lang Road, off Anzac Parade. Rates can be found here.
Event day parking is $25 and is applicable when there is an event on at Allianz Stadium or the SCG. In order to obtain the standard daily rate, Hordern Pavilion guests should validate their ticket(s) at the Cloak Room prior to paying for parking.
Telephone: (02) 9921 5332
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