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Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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Conservatorium Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9351 1222
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the recital of a family member and were very pleased with the venue. While it was warm and humid outside, inside it was cool and inviting. We obtained directions from the front desk who was very polite. My wheelchair person and I were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Madshus
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Another architectural gem – complete with castellans and turrets! The Conservatorium was once the horse stables for Government House. The extravagant building costs is said yo be one of the reasons Governor Macquarie was recalled to England.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

I visited this when it was closed unfortunately, but the view with the moon in the background was beautiful (see photo). The building and the turrets was just so pretty on a moon lit night. I'd love to see inside next time though.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed January 23, 2018

The building of the Conservation of Music is very attractive. It was built in 1915 and it looks like a castle. Many tourists take a detour to see it, so that they can have a picture of it. I was told that they gave great...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Hard to believe that the Conservatorium of Music was once the horse stables for Government House. We've been to the big hall THE VERBRUGGEN on many occasions and it is splendid for music concerts. Last Sunday we attended a brilliant performance by young children of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This Sydney institution located in the Botanic Gardens on Macquarie Street is a University as well as a High School. It is an easy walk from Circular Quay or Wynyard and Martin Place. During the academic year there are many free concerts held by the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Another little gem in Sydney, lovely place to visit and a great place to watch some live music. Just lovely

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

Starting outside the 1840s building, this tour took us through the history of the magnificent building that was once the stables of Government House and is now transformed as the internationally renowned Conservatorium of Music, and the Conservatorium High School. Archaeological remnants of a former...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Jewelz466
Reviewed October 9, 2016

The Con as it is known is right near the Royal Botanic Gardens and a short stroll up from the Opera House. It is housed in the old Government House Stables (Government House is next door) and has a new extension beside it. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

SCM Saxophone Orchestra preformed 4 unique pieces. There were about 50 people in attendance. Verbrugghen Hall was beautiful! Wonderful time!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Jane&Eugene S
May 3, 2016|
Response from Philip S |
Hi there are "Lunchtime Concerts" held every Wednesday & Thursday at 12.30pm - During SCHOOL TERM ONLY - I must emphasise this as most of the concerts are performed by students - they too need holidays - so make sure you... More