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State Library of New South Wales


Why you'll love State Library of New South Wales

  • Boasts the grand elegance of the historic Mitchell building
  • Modern versatility of the Macquarie Street building
  • Fully equipped with racked seating and a state-of-the-art projection room

State Library of New South Wales, the oldest library in Australia, boasts the grand elegance of the historic Mitchell building and the modern versatility of the Macquarie Street building and is truly a unique venue. The more contemporary Macquarie Street building houses the Metcalfe Auditorium; fully equipped with racked seating and a state-of-the-art projection room ensuring the success of presentations, conferences and lectures. The Mitchell building houses the Galleries; with a broad exhibition programme, it provides the ideal space for product launches and larger cocktail-style receptions. The Dixson Room with glimpses across the Domain is ideally utilised for conferences, wedding receptions or corporate events. Smaller rooms are also available for more intimate gatherings.

State Library of New South Wales Function Rooms

Dixson Room

Dixson Room

The Dixson Room is located on the ground floor of the Mitchell wing and offers an elegant historic setting with views across the Domain and to Woolloomooloo. This is a warm and spacious room with high ceilings and original oil paintings ado...

180
200
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Shakespeare room

Shakespeare room

The Shakespeare Room located on the ground floor of the Mitchell Wing, commemorates the life work of William Shakespeare. The breath taking stained glass window adorning the room depicts a scene from As You Like It, by Arthur G Benfield’s T...

15
15
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Friends room

Friends room

The Friends room is on the ground floor of the historic Mitchell Library building. This beautiful space is the original Mitchell Reading Room, opened to the public in 1910. It features enameled steel and leadlight bookcases which hold edi...

70
150
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Mitchell Vestibule

Mitchell Vestibule

The Vestibule of the Mitchell Wing features; the Marble replica of the 1644 Tasman Map, some of the finest stained glass in Sydney by artist Arthur Benfield and a magnificent white Italian Botticino marble staircase with turned balustrades....

50
150
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Galleries

Galleries

The Mitchell Galleries are located on Level 1 of the Mitchell Wing; this area is well suited for cocktail parties, theatre and presentations. The classical Australian craftsmanship of this room compliments any exhibitions using this space.

350
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Gallery Room

Gallery Room

The Gallery Room is located on the ground floor of the Mitchell building and adjoins the Friends Room. It is a warm and spacious room with high ceilings and a decorative stained glass window; it is ideal for conferences, luncheons, dinners ...

150
200
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Metcalfe auditorium

Metcalfe auditorium

With a new tiered seating area, separate entrance and bright screening developed by NASA, the 130 seat Metcalfe Auditorium provides an effective venue for a wide range of presentations, seminars, meetings and lectures. Its modern decor, spo...

130
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Macquarie room

Macquarie room

The Macquarie Room is ideal for meetings, presentations, workshops, luncheons and for up to 100 people cocktail parties. It is a modern triangular shaped room, featuring a wall of glass, overlooking the courtyard between the old and new win...

60
100
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Food & Beverage

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TV
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