Fiona Thomas
6102 7010

Gordon Darling Hall

The Gordon Darling Hall is located at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.
Opening Hours of Venue: 
6.30pm - 11.30pm
Opening Hours of Office: 
10am-5pm Monday to Friday
Is the venue closed on any public holidays or other dates during the year?: 
Christmas Day
Technical Facilities
Sound system: 
Sound engineer: 
Lighting tracks are fixed to roof for spotlights
No stage
Does the venue have any sound restrictions: 
No sound restrictions
If the venue is not on the ground floor, are there any ramps or lifts for loading heavy equipment: 
Yes, fully accessible with ramps out the front and lift access for all levels.
Can event managers bring in their own sound and/or lights: 
General Facilities
Total capacity: 
Up to 500 standing
Seating capacity: 
up to 300 Theatre Style
Security provided: 
Included in hire for up to 150 guests. For over 150 guests additional security must be hired at $150 p/h
Door person provided: 
Kitchen options: 
Portrait Catering has exclusive rights over all catering.
Bar options: 
To be organised through Portrait Catering.
Air conditioning available: 
Yes, fully climate controlled
Greenroom and dressing rooms?: 
Cleaning Policy: 
Included in fee
Number of Toilets: 
14 male and female toilets
Disabled Toilets: 
2 disabled toilets
Fire Exits?: 
Does the venue have available instruments on the premises?: 
Parking facilities
What parking facilities are available?: 
150 parking spaces available beneath the Portrait Gallery
Is it paid parking?: 
Is the space suitable for a performance, a rehearsal or a teaching venue?: 
Does the venue have a certain style of d├ęcor: 
High end marble foyer
If the venue is a more specific style of establishment, what is it: 
Gallery foyer
Fees and Charges
Hire rates: 
Weekend evening (6.30-11.30pm): $1800 Weekday evening (6.30-11.30pm): $1800
No ticketing service
Insurance provided or expected: 
Included in hire fee
Cancellation policy: 
30 days: Full refund, 15-29 days: 50% refund, 7-15 days: 25%, 0-7 days: No refund
Disabilities Facilities and Access
Is there a ramp to the building?: 
Yes, fully accessible
Sound Insulation
Is the venue insulated from the outside noise?: 
Is the venue close to a main/noisy road?: 
Marketing and Ticketing
Does the venue provide its own advertising for performances?: 
What are the requirements for ticketing? Does the venue take a cut? Is there a compulsory company to sell tickets through?: 
No transactions are to allow on the door. All tickets must be sold prior to event.
Recording Facilities
Are there recording facilities?: