Seymour Centre, University of Sydney

University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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On his death in 1966 Sydney businessman Everest York Seymour left a significant bequest for the construction of a building to serve as a centre for the musical and dramatic arts. The University of Sydney became the trustee of this bequest, and Allen Jack+Cottier were commissioned to design a Performing Arts Centre to be known as The Seymour Centre.

Facilities include a thrust stage drama theatre seating 780, a concert hall seating 600, an experimental workshop theatre seating 200, rehearsal rooms, exhibition spaces and accommodation for the Department of Music.

Internal refurbishments carried out in 2000 were designed by Lahz Nimmo Architects.

  • Date
  • Client
    The University of Sydney
  • Cost
    A$3.8 million
  • Awards
  • 1975
    Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)
    NSW Merit Award

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