We offer indoor and outdoor event venues across three of our locations: Cockatoo Island, North Head Sanctuary in Manly and Georges Heights at Headland Park, Mosman.
Our indoor and outdoor venues at Cockatoo Island are ideal for a range of events, from corporate functions, commercial shoots and sporting displays through to art exhibitions and live music.
The Turbine Shop features exposed steel beams, cathedral-like ceilings and sandstone detail. Its gritty industrial character will transport event attendees to the island's maritime era.
The Naval Store is a ground floor waterfront venue offering impressive harbour and bridge views. The venue features a concrete floor and exposed timber truss ceilings, and there is the potential to use an adjoining outdoor area to extend your function space.
With sandstone walls, arched windows, exposed steel beams and original machinery still in situ, the Convict Workshops is a venue with immense character and raw beauty. It is an impressive and versatile space, suitable a variety of events and production requirements.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of a sheer cliff face, the Eastern Apron is a magnificent waterfront area offering eventgoers a breathtaking harbour view
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Captivate eventgoers with a venue that marries atmosphere with historical intrigue.
Built for the Australian Navy, the T5 Camouflage Tank at Georges Heights, Headland Park is a relic from World War II. Set within coastal bushland, the tank was one of three constructed here between 1938 and 1942. The roofs were deliberately pitched as low as possible and clad to look like personnel quarters to deter aerial attacks. The bare internal space is ideal for art exhibitions and performances.
North Head Sanctuary offers distinct event venues that harken back to the era when the site formed part of the nation’s coastal defence system.
Boasting a distinctive red gravel surface, the Parade Ground is the centrepiece of the Barracks Precinct – a collection of Art Deco buildings that occupy a significant place in Australia’s military history. At 7,920m² in size, the Parade Ground is suited to an array of events including concerts, markets, exhibitions, filming and photography and team building exercises.
The Artillery Shed was an integral part of the School of Artillery and saw frequent use during World War II. Also referred to as the 'Hangar', this venue is 10 meters high and features two large sliding doors, which run on end-to-end on steel tracks. The shed has been restored by our volunteer team and is an ideal space for filming and photography, product launches and team building activities. Additional parking, for up to 20 vehicles, is located across from the Artillery Shed.
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