Live music practice space for kids

One of my strongest reasons for developing the City's Live Music and Performance Action Plan is to ensure that young people have the opportunity to become the artists, performers and producers of the future.

The City received a lot of great suggestions and feedback when we asked the community about live music and our Action Plan. One of the most common problems people mentioned was a lack of space to rehearse, particularly in neighbourhoods with high-density housing.

Since the Action Plan was adopted by Council in April, we have been working to make some of our properties available as rehearsal spaces, which students and schools groups can use for free.

The venues that are now available:

  • Abraham Mott Hall and Harry Jensen Centre, Millers Point
  • Rex Centre and Reginald Murphy Centre, Potts Point
  • Redfern Town Hall and Ron Williams Community Centre, Redfern
  • Green Square Community Hall and The Tote, Zetland
  • Alexandria Town Hall and Cliff Noble Centre, Alexandria
  • Sydney Park Pavilion, St Peters
  • Joseph Sargeant Community Centre and Erskineville Town Hall, Erskineville
  • Booler Community Centre, Camperdown
  • Glebe Town Hall, Peter Forsyth Auditorium and St Helen's Community Centre, Glebe

Each location is unique, so the way you can use the space and booking times will vary. You can even make a recurring or regular booking.

I hope that by making more space available for young people to perform and rehearse, we are supporting a whole generation of musicians. For more information, visit http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/explore/arts-and-culture/live-music-and-performance/rehearsal-spaces

(Image: launching the Live Music Action Plan with High-tails at Goodgod Small Club)

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