National Art School


Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales 2010


02 9190 1283


The Cell Block Theatre is a grand historic space in the heart of Sydney. Hidden behind a wall of hand-hewn sandstone, the venue and the sheltered campus grounds around it are available for hire. We have been host to a number of beautiful weddings in many different styles.

One of the things couples particularly like is the ability to hold a ceremony , photo shoot and reception all in the one venue. Although we recommend our on-site caterer to you, you are also welcome to arrange independent catering. 

Inside the Cell Block Theatre, the 10 metre high sandstone walls create an ambience that can be styled to be grand or simple.  The orginal cells that give the building it's name form part of its' heritage as a former gaol and also a vibrant , eclectic art school. The scale of the building is at once awe inspiring and intimate.

Outside, the adjacent courtyards and the Gallery Lawn provide additional open air entertainment space. The stone wall that makes the grounds an oasis of calm in the city also provides privacy, and there are a number of great spots for photographs.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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