The Studio at The Drill Hall

About this venue


The Studio is suitable for creative development and rehearsal space for dance, drama, arts, training, workshops, classes, meetings and film shoots.

Please note The Studio is not suitable for parties/private functions.

Fees and Charges

Fees and charges for The Studio hire only (incl. GST - valid to 30 June 2024)

Hire per hour (min 2 hrs) $49 $200 n/a
Hire - up to 6 hours $196 $200 n/a
Hire per exercise session (1.5hrs) $73.50 $200 n/a
Community Groups, Not for profit
Hire per hour (min 2 hours) $41 $200 n/a
Hire - up to 6 hours $164 $200 n/a
Other fees
Commercial usage (film shoots etc) up to 6 hours $473 $200 At cost
Rehearsal session (3 hrs for a minimum of 5 sessions) - fee per session $73 $200 At cost
Rehearsals/Performance Development (per day) $238 $200 At cost
Rehearsals/Performance Development (per week) $997 $200 At cost
Cancellation Fees
Less than 28 days of Event 100% n/a n/a
Greater than 28 days of Event $70 n/a n/a

The Drill

The Drill Hall is currently utilised full time by Critical Path. Critical Path is funded by Arts NSW and has made a valuable contribution to the independent dance sector in NSW.

For any hire enquiries please contact Critical Path on (02) 9362 4023.

Equipment and facilities available:

  • 18 x 10 metre (approx) semi sprung dance floor
  • Custom made portable dance mirror
  • Change area and storage facility
  • Common kitchenette facility
  • Common downstairs toilets


  • Disabled access
  • Accessible toilet on ground floor and level 1
  • Lift up to Studio on level 1

Parking: No parking onsite. Limited street parking is available


The Drill Hall had been the site of navy use and administration for much of the twentieth century. In 1979, the site was transferred from the Commonwealth to the State. In 2000, the Drill Hall was the headquarters for sailing events for the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics. Post Olympics, Woollahra Council assumed responsibility for the site and is committed to ensuring that broad community use is applied for the space, based on outcomes of extensive community and stakeholder consultation.


1C New Beach Rd, Darling Point 2027  View Map

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