THE CONSERVATORIUM

About us

In 2017 the Conservatorium celebrated 65 years of music education in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region.

From its humble beginnings in huts in Civic Park, "the Con" now boasts state of the art concert and teaching facilities located in the Newcastle City Precinct.

Harold Lobb Concert Hall The Harold Lobb Concert Hall is a premier facility, which is in constant demand for concerts by local, interstate and international artists. This 400 seat concert hall is also available for University staff and students, as well as members of the public to hire for private functions. Additionally, our creative production, recording and computer labs are available for all types of classes.

As well as providing lessons in classical music performance, we open our doors to all styles of music. You can often hear rock, jazz, pop, folk and electronic sounds emanating from our buildings.

Our staff are experts in their field. Whether you want to learn an instrument, take classes in music reading and writing or join one of our community ensembles, we will facilitate your music needs.

We also welcome all members of the community to come and enjoy our concerts. Revel in the experience of live music, see outstanding national and international artists, or support our locally-grown talent.

This is your Conservatorium and we want you to be part of our musical heritage and future.

Parking

The Conservatorium car parks on Laman and Gibson Streets are RideShare spaces available for University of Newcastle staff and students only. A valid permit must be displayed. Cars illegally parked will be infringed by University Security. There are however several adjacent five minute drop-off zones to facilitate student access as well as plenty of surrounding metered street parking.

Security

Campus Security can be contacted for emergencies on (02) 4921 7962

A uniformed security guard patrols the city precinct of the University 24 hours per day 7 days per week.