This information is aimed to assist you in having a great experience whilst visiting The School of Music. Please take a moment to read this page.
The School of Music is centrally located on the western side of Canberra City within the campus of The Australian National University. Concerts normally take place in either Llewellyn Hall, Larry Sitsky Recital Room or the Band Room. More information on these venues can be found on the Venues
Llewellyn is the School's main concert hall and is one of the finest acoustic venues in Australia. It is home to the Canberra Symphony, Canberra Choral Society and Canberra Community Orchestra. Llewellyn Hall regularly plays host to tours including Musica Viva and The Australian Chamber Orchestra and has played host to The Australian Youth Orchestra Camp and to an extensive list of national and international artists and acts.
Finding your seat
Doors 1 and 2 are on level 4. Climb one flight of stairs or press level 4 in the lift.
Doors 3, 4 and 5 are on level 5. These are for seats in the Gallery. Climb two flights of stairs or press level 5 in the lift.
Door 6 is on the ground floor (level 2). Walk past the Green Room on your left as you enter through the front glass doors, turn left up the corridor and Door 6 will be on your right. Use this door for rows near to the stage.
Larry Sitsky Recital Room
Larry Sitsky Recital Room is a smaller venue but has the versatility that makes it ideal for different functions expecially recitals, conferences, master-classes, seminars, rehearsals and receptions. LSRR is located inside the School of Music building behind the stage of Llewellyn Hall. Walk in the glass entrance doors of the School in to the foyer then turn left and continue up the ramp to the end of the corridor and turn right.
The Band Room is located in the Peter Karmel building, across the courtyard adjacent to the main School of Music building. Enter through the glass doors and the Band Room is straight ahead.
Tickets for all events in Llewellyn Hall are sold through Ticketek. To book tickets please call 132 849 or visit the Ticketek
website. To choose your seat in Llewellyn Hall please view the seating plan
supplied on the Ticketek website (click on the yellow box VENUE MAP).
Please be aware that some events may have different reserve seating prices. You can choose to have your tickets mailed to you, collect them from a Ticketek shop front or on the evening before the concert at the School of Music Box Office.
Band Room and Larry Sitsky Recital Room
For ticketed concerts taking place in the Band Room or LSRR, your ticket can be purchased at the door only.
You may purchase tickets for Llewellyn Halll concerts or collect pre-purchased tickets, on the evening of the performance from the Box Office. The Box Office is only open 1 hour prior to the concert and is closed all other times. It is located on the ground level of the School of Music.
Please always read the signs and obey the rules for parking set by ANU.
There are three parking areas in close proximity to the School; one in front of the School, in the Baldessin multi-storey car park directly across the road and one behind the School of Art.
There are 'pay and display' car parks opposite and adjacent (next to Peter Karmel Building) to the School of Music. The City-West multiplex car park off Marcus Clarke Street and cark park off Childers Street next to The Street Theatre are alternate paid parking areas.
Staff permit parking areas are available to park (free of charge) outside the times of 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Disabled Parking and Disabled Access
There are a total of 12 disabled parking spaces in the areas mentioned above; two in the car park opposite, five in the car park adjacent, three in front of the School and two in the car park behind the School of Art.
The School of Music accommodates for disabled access on both the ground level and level 4. If you have parked out the front of the School or in the car parks opposite and adjacent, enter through the automatic glass doors. If you have parked behind the Art School please use the foot bridge and enter through the glass doors that lead in to the foyer outside Door 1 and Door 2 of Llewellyn Hall. The elevator can be found next to the bottom of the stairs on each level.
Llewellyn Hall has four wheelchair spaces; two at the front, either side of row B and two at the rear, either side of row W. For Wheelchair bookings please phone the Ticketek ACT Head Office on (02) 6219 6600.
The disabled toilet is located on level 4 which can be accessed via the lift.
Prams & Walking Frames
Due to fire regulations, prams may not be taken into the hall. Prams can be left with the Door staff. For the same reason, walking frames must also be removed from the isles once you have taken your seat. An Usher will take and store the frame for your and return it to you, both at interval and the conclusion of the performance.
Bathrooms are situated on the ground floor (level 2) outside Door 6, on level 4 near Door 1 and on level 5 near Door 3. There is a disabled toilet on level 4, which can be accessed from the lift. In the Peter Karmel building, toilet facilities can be found on the ground level near the entrance facing Childers Street.
If you have lost an item during your visit please contact the Venues staff on 6125 5736.
Photography or filming is prohibited in all Venues at The School of Music unless specified by the Promoter.
Food & Beverages
For the larger events a licenced bar plus tea and coffee facilites will be operating. Please note that NO food or drink is permitted inside Llewellyn Hall.