Conservatorium's Harold Lobb Concert Hall
The Conservatorium Concert Hall is a 500 seat concert hall located in the heart of the Newcastle CBD.
The Hall is regularly used for concerts, lectures, and masterclasses by many local, national and international performing artists. It is also available for hire for private functions.
Concert Hall Technical Specifications (click here PDF 229kb)
Access & OH&S Information (click here PDF 538kb)
For more information about booking the concert Hall please contact our Events Officer Julie Duncan on (02) 492 17448
The new Creative Music Production facility is fast becoming a nucleus for musical technological creativity. The area is attracting international interest with students auditioning from around Australia and overseas.
A $750,000 renovation took place throughout 2011 and has produced a unique and innovative facility. The area contains a lab (20 music workstations), control room, recording room, editing booths, a seminar room plus an analog recording studio. It has over thirty digital recording systems including four mobile recording studios (for onsite-recording of music performances), three rooms equipped with surround sound and a mastering suite.
Students use the area as part of their undergraduate studies (Bachelor of Music) for composing music, creating film soundtracks, recording music, editing audio and video and mastering recordings. New and innovative forms of music making are being fostered such as virtual instruments and an iPad ensemble. A key feature of the new area is a customised video conferencing facility allowing students to obtain lessons with music professionals from anywhere in the world. The facility also includes an integrated ethernet audio network providing high quality low latency recording from any room in the Conservatorium and from anywhere in the world (over the internet using IPv6).
The end of 2011 marked the completion of the first group of students to graduate with a Bachelor of Music majoring in Creative Music Production (technology).
The public launch of the Creative Music Production facility was held on October 27th 2011 and included student performances and a demonstration of final year music technology projects This will be followed by a presentation by two recognised speakers: Peter Lee (co-founder of Rising Software) and Katie Wardrobe( Composer & Educator) outlining the latest advancements in music software (5pm-7pm) (sponsored by Music EDNet).
ABC radio 1233 Newcastle broadcast a tour of the facilities for it's listener. Listen to the audio tour.
The Drama Theatre (located on the Callaghan Campus) is a 263 seat theatre with tiered seating and a control room.
Drama Theatre seating plan (PDF 34KB).
The Drama Studio is located on the Callaghan Campus of the University. It is a "Black Box" style venue with a floor area of 15m x 11m and height of approx 6m. It has a flexible seating and performance area that seats approximately 80 - 100 people. The studio also doubles as a teaching space.
The theatre and studio are both in-demand venues, to ensure that these spaces are available as a priority for the learning experience of the students of the Drama discipline all booking enquiries should be directed to the Events Officer for the School of Creative Arts Julie Duncan.
Watt Space: Student's Gallery of the University of Newcastle
Watt Space is a contemporary art space in the CBD area of Newcastle that exhibits the work of current students of the University of Newcastle. The role of the gallery is to provide students with diverse opportunities in exhibiting, curating and gallery management. Watt Space was established in 1989 and is funded by the UoN Services Limited and the School of Creative Arts.
For more information See Here.
The University Gallery
The University Gallery aims to provide a best practice facility in which Graduating students of the University can exhibit their work for examination. Graduating students continue to present exhibitions of the highest standard, and today the Gallery also provides an energetic space for the presentation, promotion and discussion of artistic and cultural developments and achievements in other areas of research at the University of Newcastle. It offers a facility to enhance the learning and teaching experience of contemporary art, design and other related disciplines.
The Gallery also presents curated exhibitions and touring shows that are relevant to the wider University and Hunter community, promoting an awareness of contemporary artists, communities and disciplines, through Public Programs and mentoring sessions.
For more information See Here.