On 21st June 1880 the foundation stone of Orroroo Memorial Hall was laid. The building was opened on 11th November 1880. The two story front section of the building was built 1893. It was constructed from local bluestone from Pekina Creek and the bricks from the brick kiln at Walloway.
In 1924 the main hall and stage were enlarged to provide a dress circle and an under stage dressing room. It’s a substantial building in the town, with its classical detailing and architectural qualities poses an important contribution to the main streetscape.
Orroroo is a rural community situated in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges with a population of approximately 610. The town is notable because it is the crossroads of main roads from East to West (Sydney to Perth) and North to South (Adelaide to Darwin). We are situated near the Goyder’s Line so our seasons can be so unpredictable but we remain a very passionate, welcoming and resilient community and so excited to have the small halls festival visit us.
Festival of Small Halls Orroroo is supported by the Orroroo Area School Band. On lead vocals we have Blake French, with David Bull on the bass guitar, Olivia Marlow on lead guitar, Tara Ackland on the drums and Angie French ramping up that old-timey rock as the group’s second bass player, getting into some old-timey classics.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Orroroo on Friday, 14 March 2020 with critically-acclaimed Scottish ensemble The Paul McKenna Band and emerging Australian singer-songwriter Alana Wilkinson.
Tickets available online here
or locally at The Store on Second.
Orroroo Memorial Hall stands on land traditionally owned by the Ngadjuri people.
Doors Open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Ticket Prices are:
Full Admission – $20
Concession (Teenagers 12-17) – $10
Child (Under 12) – Free