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City Of Adelaide 11 Oct 2018

05 Oct, 2018

Visitors of all ages will have a rare opportunity to discover first-hand the history of Adelaide Town Hall and explore spaces that are generally inaccessible to the public. For the younger ones, there will be a range of fun activities including virtual reality, photo booths, an arts workshop and face painting.

City of Adelaide Chief Executive Officer Mark Goldstone says the annual Open Day is a great day out for the whole family and offers the community a chance to explore one of the city’s most historic buildings.

“Built in 1866, Town Hall is a significant icon in the history of our city that has played a major political, economic and social role in the development of Adelaide over the past 150 years,” Mark said.

“Adelaide Town Hall has always been a place of the people and this year more doors will be open than ever before. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the Council Chambers, newly refurbished Queen Adelaide Room, balcony bar, bell tower, Lord Mayoral office and, for the first time ever, the CEO’s office.”

Activities on the day will include tours of the bell-tower, performances in the main auditorium by the City of Adelaide Pipe Band and local artists A.P. D’Antonio (The Voice 2018) and Aboriginal singer-songwriter Nancy Bates, as well as short recitals on the Town Hall organ, and Steinway grand piano. DJ TR!P will entertain visitors at the Balcony Bar. 

Town Hall is home to many significant artworks and historical documents, the Beatles installation on the balcony celebrating the incredible turnout during their visit to Adelaide in 1964, a fascinating archives display and, of course, the magnificent Walker & Sons Organ. The latest addition to the Civic Collection will be on display in the CEO’s office. An important artwork by Scott Rathman of Rusted Tin Contemporary Aboriginal Arts, it is a constant reminder of the Council’s journey towards and its continuous commitment to Reconciliation.

WHEN: SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER TIME: 10 AM UNTIL 4 PM ENTRY: FREE WHERE: Adelaide Town Hall, Corner of King William and Pirie Streets MORE INFO: Find more about this historic building at adelaidetownhall.com.au

Free EcoCaddy Shuttle – both Adelaide Town Hall and Government House will be open with a regular service operating between venues

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