The Great Hall

Officially opened in 1973 and is the venue of many UON’s prestigious events including University graduations, Alumni awards, Orientation and conferences with a large open Foyer space that is perfect for registrations, exhibitions or catering.

The University of Newcastle’s Great Hall features a stepped auditorium, is fully air-conditioned and provides a large stage that can accommodate a full symphony orchestra. The total seating capacity of the Great Hall is 1,231 which includes 448 tiered seats and 783 removable auditorium seating which means we are flexible with the set up arrangement of your event. The Great Hall can be set up for many types of events, seated dinner, dance shows and even expos. Please get in contact with our venue and events team to see how this space can work with your event.

Key attributes

  • Total seating of 1,231 448 tiered seats and 783 removable seats
  • Full in-house Audio and lighting System
  • Grand Piano and Organ
  • Foyer Area
  • Two Dressing Rooms
  • Two breakout rooms
  • Kitchenette Facility

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.