The Studio at The Drill Hall

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Temporary closures

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our community and staff, only limited venues are currently open for restricted regular activities. We are not able to accept any casual hire or children’s birthday party bookings during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please email us for more information.

  • 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 2021)

Type of bookingHire FeeBondCleaning Fee
Hire per hour (min 2 hrs)$45$200n/a
Hire - up to 6 hours$180$200n/a
Hire per exercise session (1.5hrs)$67.50$200n/a
Community Groups, Not for profit
Hire per hour (min 2 hours)$37$200 
Hire - up to 6 hours$148$200n/a
Other fees
Commercial usage (film shoots etc) up to 6 hours$435$200$140
Rehearsal session (3 hrs for a minimum of 5 sessions) - fee per session$65.50$200$140
Rehearsals/Performance Development (per day)$217$200n/a
Rehearsals/Performance Development (per week)$911$200$140
Cancellation Fees
Less than 28 days of Event100%n/an/a
Greater than 28 days of Event$55n/an/a

Bookings (The Studio)

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