Venue Hire

Venue Hire

The Old Museum has been the site of cultural and educational facilities for over 110 years. From 1891 to 1930, the Old Museum Concert Hall was the main venue for concerts in Brisbane, including recitals by Dame Nellie Melba and Ignaz Paderewski.  More recently the Concert Hall has hosted live performances from a variety of artists including Passenger, Katie Noonan, Mark Seymour and 5 Seconds of Summer.

The Old Museum continues to provide a unique heritage background for a large range of events such as performances, rehearsals, concerts, corporate meetings, markets, gala dinners and weddings.


Enquiries should be directed via the online event management system – Event Booking Form Click Here .

ALL Event Ticketing is managed through The Old Museum Box Office. 

Concert Hall

ch-pic-1This theatre style room is a versatile venue that provides a flexible performance space, suitable for theatre, dance, music productions, seminars, public lectures, conferences, dinners and more.




Multipurpose Studios

studioThe Old Museum offers 3 Heritage Studios that are perfect for rehearsals, intimate performances, meetings, seminars, workshops and private functions.  They are spacious and private and can be hired individually or consecutively (they are separate spaces).  All studios lead to the full length balcony overlooking the beautiful heritage gardens.




Garden Balcony

balconyThis majestic heritage balcony overlooks the beautiful gardens of The Old Museum and boarders the three studios.  It is perfect for long lunches, dinners, pre-event drinks or breakout sessions as well as morning tea/lunch space.










gardensThe perfect venue for markets, outdoor wedding ceremonies or conference breakout sessions as well as morning/afternoon teas or lunches.







eh-foyerThe Old Museum has 2 foyers available; the Concert Hall Foyer and the Exhibition Hall Foyer. Both foyers can be used as a light, intimate space for functions, launches, art exhibitions and other activities.






The Old Museum operates a bar for events on request only.


There is a small kitchen located off Studio #1 for planting/serving meals.

Online Box Office

The Box Office is included in your hire for all ticketed events.  For performances commencing outside general office hours our Box Office opens 60 minutes before show start and stays open until 30 minutes after interval periods.

Dressing and Green Rooms

There are dressing rooms and green rooms available upon request.