Deanna Riddell
ANU School of Music Building 100, William Herbert Place, Canberra, ACT, 0200
02 6125 5767

Larry Sitsky Recital Room

Larry Sitsky Recital Room is a versatile space at the ANU School of Music. It is ideal for recitals, conferences, master-classes, seminars, rehearsals and receptions.
Opening Hours of Venue: 
Monday – Friday: 0800-2200; Saturday: 0900-2200; Sunday: 1000 – 1700
Opening Hours of Office: 
Monday – Friday, 0900 – 1700
Are there different opening times for the venue for a performance compared to a rehearsal? If so please state: 
Is the venue closed on any public holidays or other dates during the year?: 
All ANU buildings are closed for stand down between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Technical Facilities
Sound system: 
2 x Yamaha MSR12 powered speakers, wall mounted only 1 x Yamaha 166CX Mixer with 12 Mic inputs and 2 stereo line inputs 1 x Sony CD Player 1 x XY pattern condenser microphone pair for recording 1 x HHB CDR-830 CD recorder 1x Marantz PMD580 Solid State Stereo Recorder 1x Shure SM58 and K&M Stand as required
Sound engineer: 
The School of Music has a number of experienced Sound Engineers to assist and operate the sound equipment for any type of event in any of its venues.
General fluorescent light 4 x 1K Theatre Fresnels, 2x 500w Patt 123 (non-dimmable, Off / On only) 4 x FOH: (2 x OP, 2 x PS), focused centre stage; 2x P123, US downfill
Timber flooring for audience and stage space. The venue is all flat floor (unraked) and seats up to 120. Staging area is 7m deep x 7.9m wide. Rostra (w/l/h): (Treads are available to suit) 8 x 1.8m x 1.2m x 200mm high 8 x 1.8m x 1.2m x 800mm high 8 x 1.8m x 1.2m x 400mm high 8 x 1.8m x 1.2m x 1m high 8 x 1.8m x 1.2m x 600mm high 4 x 1.2m x 1.2m x 400mm high Chairs: 100 (maximum) Music Stands: 80 (maximum)
Does the venue have any sound restrictions: 
If the venue is not on the ground floor, are there any ramps or lifts for loading heavy equipment: 
Loading dock access is via a goods lift. Trucks to be unloaded onto goods lift then transferred by rostered staff. Goods lift load limit is 1000 kg (Load to be distributed evenly on lift platform). Maximum scenery dimensions are 3 x 2 metres. Truck Access via Marcus Clarke Street, trucks must reverse off Marcus Clarke Street to loading dock.
General Facilities
Total capacity: 
120 seats
Security provided: 
One security guard is on site outside of office hours, when the building is open. The building can be arranged to be opened longer than standard operating hours prior to an event. This will include additional security charges.
Door person provided: 
All Usher and Door staff are provided by the venue. These staff charges are covered by the hirer. The number of staff depends on the details of the event and the venue/s used.
Kitchen options: 
No kitchen facilities are available on site. Catering is allowed to be supplied.
Bar options: 
Public concerts will usually have one cash bar operational. For large audiences, we provide additional bars and a pre-purchase system for interval drinks.
Air conditioning available: 
Air conditioning/temperature control is always operational through the School of Music building
Greenroom and dressing rooms?: 
We have a number of Green room and Dressing room facilities to suite all types of event from large too small. We also have venues available to host VIP receptions for 10 – 160 people.
Cleaning Policy: 
All venues and foyers are cleaned throughout each week. In addition to this a cleaner is provided for the duration of an event. The cost of this is included in the hire.
Number of Toilets: 
There are Male & Female toilet facilities located on each level of each of the venues – Ground Floor, Main Foyer, Gallery Foyer and the Peter Karmel building main foyer. There are disabled toilets located in the main foyers of each building.
Disabled Toilets: 
There are disabled toilets located in each of the main foyers.
Fire Exits?: 
Multiple fire exits
Does the venue have available instruments on the premises?: 
Concert Pianos, Period Keyboard instruments (inc. harpsichord), Organ, Percussion instruments, and many more. Hire of these instruments are subject to availability.
Parking facilities
What parking facilities are available?: 
The Australian National University has a large number of parking spaces available surrounding the School of music.
Is it paid parking?: 
Parking during business hours (0800 – 1700) is paid parking. Parking outside of these hours is free
Is the space suitable for a performance, a rehearsal or a teaching venue?: 
It can also be used for rehearsals, teaching, conferences, meetings, etc.
Does the venue have a certain style of décor: 
High end, live music room with acoustic paneling and wooden floorboards.
Fees and Charges
Hire rates: 
Please contact the Events & Venues Coordinator for a current list of Hire Rates.
Community discount rate: 
Contact the venue for information regarding community music discount rates and procedures.
Insurance provided or expected: 
Each hirer is required to hold a current Public Liability Insurance policy with a minimum of $10,000,000 cover.
Cancellation policy: 
For a full description of fees and policy, contact the venue.
Disabilities Facilities and Access
Is there a ramp to the building?: 
Yes, fully accessible
Sound Insulation
Is the venue insulated from the outside noise?: 
Yes fully sound insulated and attenutated.
Is the venue close to a main/noisy road?: 
Marketing and Ticketing
Does the venue provide its own advertising for performances?: 
ANU School of Music performances to advertise on its website and provides internal advertising.
What are the requirements for ticketing? Does the venue take a cut? Is there a compulsory company to sell tickets through?: 
Ticketing for the Larry Sitsky Recital Room is to be run by internal ticketing.
Recording Facilities
Are there recording facilities?: 
There are Audio and Video recording options in each of the venues. This is subject to availability and incurs additional charges.
What is the quality of these facilities?: 
All recordings are to be done by the in house venues technician and are of a high standard.
Is there an induction process to use said facilities or is there a desired technician?: 
For more information on this, contact the Venues Technical Officer on 02 6125 5054.