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Address: 128 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (08) 8203 7203
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Behind the scenes of iconic building

The Adelaide Town Hall is an iconic building on the main street of Adelaide, King William Street. We had booked into a free tour, which lasts one hour. Bookings are from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It really is just a town hall and there's only really functions and meetings inside, but it is interesting to note that this was the first town hall built in Australia and was the same hall in which The Beetles stood on and waved to their largest audience (300,000 people), so I guess that's something.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Whilst the building has historic charm and character it ends when you walk in the front door and are met with a big sign saying "all visitors report to security" and rope cordoned off areas suggesting the public is not welcome to stroll in and look around. When that person is busy doing other things you might as well just... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Adelaide Town Hall is an iconic building on the main street of Adelaide, King William Street. We had booked into a free tour, which lasts one hour. Bookings are from the council website. The five of us met in the foyer at 10 am and there was only one other person on the tour, a German tourist. The volunteer... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This building dates back to 1866, when it was hailed as being the largest municipal building south of the Equator! Today, it stands as a notable example of Colonial architecture. You can go for a walk inside during the day, and admire the ornate decor. Also, it is an important concert and entertainment venue, hosting a broad range of performers.... More 

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Canberra Australia
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73 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This area around King William Street, North terrace, Rundle and Hidly has so any nice buildings. I spent lunctimes here for 4 days just walking around and looking. So nice on a sunny winter's day so highly recommended

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Willunga, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is a beautiful building inside and out. The informative tours allow you to see into the heart and private areas where royalty have visited. Elegantly furnished rooms, decor and paintings etc. Of course, concerts etc are enjoyed by locals.

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Adelaide, Australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Dating from mid 1860's this lovely stone building is a venue for concerts and recitals.The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra perform most of their concerts here. It is also the venue for the majority of Musica Viva concerts featuring leading chamber music ensembles,choirs and individual performers from Australasia and around the world. A beautiful ornate interior gives a warm and welcoming atmosphere.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I assume this is the Adelaide town hall and not Norwood Town Hall. Is a great landmark, have not been to a function inside for years but was always very impressive.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Last time we visited the Town Hall was during a seminar with the Tibetan spiritual master, Sogyal Rinpoche. The hall is excellent for these kind of gatherings, but also for recitals, since the acoustics is quite good in there.

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Salisbury East, South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I have seen a couple of live shows' at this venue and the decor has always impressed me, a lovely insight into early Adelaide. This building is heritage listed and always worth a tour when they are available.

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