Metamorphosis at City Recital Hall

There’s a transformation taking place at the heart of the Angel Place laneways precinct. City Recital Hall breaks its classical shackles; wholly reimagined for contemporary experiences of sound and light. Indie rock, installations, DJs, dance beats and jazz.

Kicking off with IGNITE!, DJ Dan Murphy recreates the biggest dance music anthems with a full orchestra, electronic musicians and singers Inaya Day, Peyton, Zoë Badwi and Kristen Pearson.

Seven Stories is a world premiere multi-sensory work by Australian female composers that tells seven archetypal stories through music, storytelling and film.

Pre-eminent jazz vocalist and winner of five Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Dianne Reeves’ arsenal of talents will be displayed in every song of her limitless repertoire.

The foyer comes alive with Sound Bubble; a part multimedia installation, part intelligent life form and part experimental performance space. Contained within this clear inflatable cube is a wonderful array of interactive technology that will spark a series of weird and wonderful events, including Sound Bubble Sound Party featuring Paul Mac.

Dappled Cities present |||||, their most epic album and performance to date, combining their trademark layered soundscape with an immersive lighting spectacle.

Out-of-the-box, multisensory, immersive, wonderful, beautiful, inspiring. Come and play.

Information on Access and Inclusion

City Recital Hall strives to assist all patrons including patrons with specific needs. The venue offers lift access, accessible seating and accessible bathrooms. Patrons using hearing aids can access the T-loop system in the auditorium. We support the National Relay Service and Companion Cards are accepted for all events at City Recital Hall. Please let our Box Office staff know when booking your tickets if you have a hearing aid, require accessible seating, are a Companion Card holder or have any other support requirements. Contact the City Recital Hall Box Office staff on 02 8256 2222 or by emailing


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City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney