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Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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Conservatorium Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9351 1222
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another architectural gem – complete with castellans and turrets! The Conservatorium was once the horse stables for Government House. The extravagant building costs is said yo be one of the reasons Governor Macquarie was recalled to England.

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

I visited this when it was closed unfortunately, but the view with the moon in the background was beautiful (see photo). The building and the turrets was just so pretty on a moon lit night. I'd love to see inside next time though.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

The building of the Conservation of Music is very attractive. It was built in 1915 and it looks like a castle. Many tourists take a detour to see it, so that they can have a picture of it. I was told that they gave great...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Hard to believe that the Conservatorium of Music was once the horse stables for Government House. We've been to the big hall THE VERBRUGGEN on many occasions and it is splendid for music concerts. Last Sunday we attended a brilliant performance by young children of...More

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This Sydney institution located in the Botanic Gardens on Macquarie Street is a University as well as a High School. It is an easy walk from Circular Quay or Wynyard and Martin Place. During the academic year there are many free concerts held by the...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Another little gem in Sydney, lovely place to visit and a great place to watch some live music. Just lovely

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Starting outside the 1840s building, this tour took us through the history of the magnificent building that was once the stables of Government House and is now transformed as the internationally renowned Conservatorium of Music, and the Conservatorium High School. Archaeological remnants of a former...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Con as it is known is right near the Royal Botanic Gardens and a short stroll up from the Opera House. It is housed in the old Government House Stables (Government House is next door) and has a new extension beside it. We were...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

SCM Saxophone Orchestra preformed 4 unique pieces. There were about 50 people in attendance. Verbrugghen Hall was beautiful! Wonderful time!

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Came here last week for a musical workshop, and it's beautiful! In the choral assembly the acoustics are one of the best that I've heard and the grounds all over the Conservatorium are kept to high standards. It looks like a castle and is a...More

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Jane&Eugene S
3 May 2016|
Response from Philip S |
Hi there are "Lunchtime Concerts" held every Wednesday & Thursday at 12.30pm - During SCHOOL TERM ONLY - I must emphasise this as most of the concerts are performed by students - they too need holidays - so make sure you... More