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Town Hall

128 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 (08) 8203 7203
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Ranked #67 of 93 Attractions in Adelaide
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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1,132 reviews 1,132 reviews
495 attraction reviews
917 helpful votes 917 helpful votes
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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274 reviews 274 reviews
73 attraction reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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Perth, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
50 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We visited the Adelaide Town Hall by accident (for public toilets); from the outside we admired the building and the architectureand once inside we admired its elegance. On accidently heading to the far restrooms we were able to see a number of the stunning rooms in the town hall and the beautiful organ which is jaw dropping magnificient. We have... More

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