Venue Hire

The facilities and rooms of the Elder Conservatorium of Music are historic and are perfect for a variety of events and functions.

Elder Hall in spring

From private performances, corporate presentations, conferences, forums, school groups through to musical concerts, productions and gala events.

  • Elder Hall

    Capacity: 660 people

    Elder Hall is one of Australia’s finest concert halls. Known primarily as a concert and performance venue, Elder Hall is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities and a range of flexible, functional spaces that can be adapted to a variety of needs.

    We are located in the heart of Adelaide in the grounds of the University of Adelaide on North Terrace. Part of the celebrated 'boulevard of culture and learning', Elder Hall is close to the Art Gallery, the South Australian Museum, and the State Library.

    Whether corporate conferences, seminars, public lectures, award ceremonies or concerts, Elder Hall offers personalised service and beautiful facilities in the unique, heritage listed surrounds of one of Australia’s oldest University campus.

    The Hall was completely refurbished in 1978, and again in 2006. It has a capacity of 660 seats and is suitable for professional, amateur and educational groups. In 1979 a spectacular organ built by Casavant Freres of Quebec was installed. Crafted in the French Classical tradition, the organ is regarded as one of the finest instruments in the country.

    Elder Hall may be hired on a per performance, per day, or per day and evening basis. Instrument hire is also available including a Steinway piano, percussion, organ and harpsichord.

    For larger conferences and events, Elder Hall may be hired in conjunction with other rooms, lecture theatres and facilities including the National Wine Centre, located within the University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus.

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Free Mozart Screening: Cosi Fan Tutte

The second screening in the Alliance Francaise Free Screenings: Operas de Mozart series is Cosi Fan Tutte. In this new production, filmmaker and stage director Christophe Honoré explores the power relationships between the characters who are ruled by desire. Introduction by Luke Dollman, Deputy Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, who will put the opera in an historical context, talk about the performers and the points of interest in this particular production as well as the Aix en Provence Festival and its place in the music world. Refreshments provided.



From Start to Finnish

Two of Australia’s finest chamber musicians grace the stage in the opening concert of the season.



Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

The shimmering arpeggios of Glière's harp concerto are the calm before the storm, prior to fate knocking at the door with the ominous first four notes of Beethoven’s fifth symphony.