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Longford, 12 January 2023

Longford Town Hall, TAS, palawa/pakana Country

Longford Town Hall stands on the traditional lands of the palawa People.

Longford Town Hall at 67 Wellington Street is an impressive two-storied Victorian building with a richly decorated stucco façade, built in 1880 as Assembly Rooms by one Elizabeth Noake. She owned the adjacent Queen’s Arms Hotel (built in 1835).  The Assembly Rooms were built to replace Longford’s Tivoli Theatre, which was destroyed by fire. An internal door linked the Assembly Rooms allowing access to the Queen’s Arms Hotel. This was only blocked off after the Council purchased the building.  

The friendly society known as the Ancient Order of Foresters purchased the building in 1892 and renamed the Assembly Rooms, “Foresters Hall”. The Longford Chapter was known as “Court Robin Hood”. The founding principles of the Society were to provide financial and social benefits as well as to support members and their families in times of unemployment, sickness, death, disability, and old age. 

The Longford Council bought the building from the Foresters when they disbanded their chapter and renamed it the Longford Town Hall. The hall is now used for community activities such as events, school assemblies, dances, concerts, club meetings, exhibitions, and festivals. The Longford Town Hall is a cultural hub of the Northern Midlands of Tasmania.

Festival of Small Halls returns to Longford on Thursday, 12 January 2023 with Emily Lubitz and The Paul McKenna Band.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available at the Hall. 

Tickets are priced at: Full Admission – $25
Concession Admission (Pensioners, Health Care Card, Students) – $20
Teen Admission (Aged 12-18 – Must Be Accompanied By An Adult) – $10
Child Admission (Aged 12 and Under – Must Be Accompanied By An Adult) – Free
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Longford Town Hall.

Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

This show is supported by Northern Midlands Council and Longford Cultural Society.

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved TAS 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.

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