The Studio at The Drill Hall

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Community Venues Update

Most of our venues are open to regular hirers and capacity limits and entry requirements apply. Venue hirers and customers must be fully vaccinated or medically exempt. People under 16 years of age, who are not fully vaccinated, must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated household member.

Check in using QR codes provided and show proof of vaccination on entry, wear a mask and help us maintain social distancing to keep everyone safe and well. Please regularly check updates from NSW Health and follow public health order requirements.

We expect bookings for casual hire (parties, functions and one-off events or activities) of our venues will resume in early December. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For any enquiries please contact our Venue Coordinator on 9391 7170

  • The Drill
  • The Drill Studio
  • The Drill Studio
  • The Drill Studio
  • The Drill Studio
  • The Drill Hall

About this venue


1C New Beach Rd, Rushcutters Bay


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

Please note the 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 2022)

Type of bookingHire FeeBondCleaning Fee
Hire per hour (min 2 hrs)$46$200At cost
Hire - up to 6 hours$184$200At cost
Hire per exercise session (1.5hrs)$69$200At cost
Community Groups, Not for profit
Hire per hour (min 2 hours)$38$200
Hire - up to 6 hours$152$200At cost
Other fees
Commercial usage (film shoots etc) up to 6 hours$443$200At cost
Rehearsal session (3 hrs for a minimum of 5 sessions) - fee per session$67$200At cost
Rehearsals/Performance Development (per day)$222$200At cost
Rehearsals/Performance Development (per week)$932$200At cost
Cancellation Fees
Less than 28 days of Event100%n/an/a
Greater than 28 days of Event$60n/an/a

Bookings (The Studio)

All hirers must agree to the Conditions of Hire and additional COVID-19 Conditions of Hire (PDF).

Call the Venue Coordinator on 9391 7170


Email your request to

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


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.


Venue Coordinator
Telephone: 9391 7170
Fax: 9391 7044