National Art School

(3 reviews)
Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
7 Days
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Once a Gaol and a vibrant eclectic art school, National Art School invites couples to wed in a truly unique function space. Including 10 metre high sandstone walls, beautiful courtyards and plenty of photography opportunities throughout.

The Cell Block Theatre is a grand historic space in the heart of Sydney. Hidden behind a wall of hand-hewn sandstone, the venue and the sheltered campus grounds around it are available for hire. We have been host to a number of beautiful weddings in many different styles.

One of the things couples particularly like is the ability to hold a ceremony , photo shoot and reception all in the one venue. Although we recommend our on-site caterer to you, you are also welcome to arrange independent catering. 

Inside the Cell Block Theatre, the 10 metre high sandstone walls create an ambience that can be styled to be grand or simple.  The orginal cells that give the building it's name form part of its' heritage as a former gaol and also a vibrant , eclectic art school. The scale of the building is at once awe inspiring and intimate.

Outside, the adjacent courtyards and the Gallery Lawn provide additional open air entertainment space. The stone wall that makes the grounds an oasis of calm in the city also provides privacy, and there are a number of great spots for photographs.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min - / Max 150


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min - / Max 300

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Music must end by

12:00 AM


(3 reviews)
Review this supplier
14 May 2016

It was fantastic, easy to deal with, food was excellent.

National Art School  

Thank you Mark for your great feedback. Congratulations to you both!

15 May 2015

Venue: Cell Block Theatre. Excellent service, amazing venue.

National Art School  

Thanks Robert, it was a pleasure to work with you!

7 Jun 2014

It was an open space and we were able to bring our things in. It was perfect for us. Went really smoothly.


Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales

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