Gundaroo Soldiers Memorial Hall, NSW, Ngunawal Country
Gundaroo Soldiers Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Ngunawal People.
If the walls of this hall could talk, vibrant would their stories be. Hastily constructed 133 years ago, the Gundaroo Soldiers Memorial Hall began life as a hectic roller-skating facility with 3 evenings booked out weekly. This hall has evolved over the years to host glamorous works of theatrical art, pompous balls and country dances. Weddings, funerals and the annual ANZAC day commemorations continue to this day.
The hall has witnessed a diversity of community and children’s activities, and as Mike and Janet Hayes described it in the popular ABC radio series, “The Prickle Farmer”, was a shelter from the harsh Australian wilderness and respite from the bureaucracy of the ACT. The hall remains proudly community owned and operated to this very day, and continues to be lovingly restored and tended to by the Gundaroo Hall committee.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Gundaroo on Wednesday, 27 March 2024 with Svavar Knútur and The Maes.
Opening the show will be local act Lachie Bush!
Lachlan Bush is a 20 year old pianist and writer with a passion for old American blues and a flair for the dramatic. Having picked up the instrument for the first time in 2019, he has already served as entertainment for some of the big nights in Canberra. These have included the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards and the ACT Australian of the Year ceremonies. After 2 years of working in Canberra, Lachlan is excited to perform for the first time in his home town.
Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $35
Concession Admission (Pensioners Health Care Card, Students) – $25
Click here to purchase tickets.
Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm
There will be antipasto platters at $15 per person on the night – Order at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gundog Estate will be providing a wine bar from 6.30pm – close.
Gundaroo Soldiers Memorial Hall has accessible entry (accessible via footpath at street level) and has accessible bathrooms (wheelchair accessible toilets available).
Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved NSW Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.