Hall Hire


A specialist dance space in a heritage venue on Sydney’s harbor, equipped with dance and theatre facilities is available for hire through Critical Path.


For more information phone the Critical Path office on 02 9362 4023 or email admin@criticalpath.org.au


The Drill Hall is on 1C New Beach Rd, Darling Point NSW 2011. It is a large yellow building by the water’s edge on New Beach Road, opposite no. 42 and past the Cruising Yacht Club.


The Drill Hall is managed by Woollahra Municipal Council who has leased the hall to Critical Path as a dance research facility since 2005. It was the site of navy use and administration for much of the twentieth century.


The Hall is only available for block bookings of a minumum of 3 days. We currently have availability between 17 July and 20 October 2023.

The Drill Hall is available for hire for those involved in choreographic research and development when it’s not booked for our program activities. To enquire about a specific date please email admin@criticalpath.org.au


  • Performance development
  • Rehearsals
  • Workshops
  • Research showings/sharings
  • Arts meetings

The Drill Hall is not available for private and children’s parties or any other uses other than choreographic research and development.
Maximum capacity for any event is 80 people.

Current Rates

These rates are for 2023

Subsidised Artists / Community & NFP Groups

  • $220 per week day
  • $265 per weekend day
  • $520 full weekend
  • $1000 per week (weekends not included)
  • $1300 per week (weekends included)

Included in Hire

  • Use of 18 x 10 metre (approx.) semi sprung dance floor with tarkett – the specialist tarkett must be protected during hire of the premises. (Tarkett may be removed with the charge of $600)
  • Use of black-out drapes
  • Use of shower facility (no hot water)
  • Use of heating (no air conditioning)
  • Use of custom made portable dance mirror
  • Access to sound system
  • Access to change area and storage facility
  • Access for disabled
  • Access to common kitchenette facility (equipped with microwave, bar fridge, hot water kettle and urn) – suitable for minimal catering only
  • Access to common downstairs toilets (including accessible toilet)
  • Use of chairs (approx. 40)
  • 12-channel digital dimmer lighting rack

Other Equipment for Hire at Additional Cost Upon Negotiation

  • Video camera
  • 12-channel lighting control board
  • Laptop

Hiring Procedure

  1. Email request to admin@criticalpath.org.au
  2. Confirmation of availability
  3. Copy of public liability certificate of currency provided to Critical Path
  4. Booking sheet signed and returned
  5. Induction and key handover
  6. Return keys and sign out key sheet


Loss of keys will incur a fine.


Dishes and food need to be packed away at the end of the day and all major cleaning needs to be conducted before the end of the hire. Cleaning services are not included in the hire.

Staff Assistance

Assistance required of Critical Path staff outside office hours and the weekends will incur additional charges.

More Information

The Drill Hall, Critical Path

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The Drill, 1C New Beach Rd,
Darling Point (Rushcutters Bay), Sydney