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Venues and ticketing

How to find a venue and register for an event
Information about our venues, getting here, how to register for an event and ticketing.

Venues and access

Please check specific information about our venues below, and follow directional signage to the room once you are near the venue.

Venues are subject to change at late notice, so please always check the website on the day of the event, and read your e-reminder for any updates.

You can also find venue location details using the University Campus Maps to find your way around campus. Remember the main University campus covers a large area, so we recommend you leave yourself time to find venues if you are unfamiliar with our campus.

Sydney Ideas is committed to making our programs and venues accessible for all people. All our venues are wheelchair accessible. If you require any assistance or need more information, please contact us on +61 2 9351 2943 or email

Getting to our campuses

We have some parking options for drivers around our campuses, but we also promote more environmentally friendly ways of getting to campus, such as cycling and public transport.

Venue information

The Sydney Law School Building at the Camperdown campus is the venue for the majority of Sydney Ideas events.

The Law School Foyer is the glass-walled room behind the lifts on the main street level, and can be accessed via Eastern Avenue, or via the lift (to Level 2) from the car park.

Law School Lecture Theatre 101 is a traditional lecture theatre, downstairs from the Foyer, on Level 1.

Lecture Theatres (LT) 024, 026, 104 and 106 are underneath Taste Café on Eastern Avenue.

Find more venue location details using the University Campus Maps. Search F10 under "Buildings" for the Sydney Law School (New Law School).

The Quadrangle hosts a number of Sydney Ideas venues including the Great Hall, MacLaurin Hall, General Lecture Theatre and the Philosophy Room.

Once you arrive at the Quadrangle please follow directional signage to the various rooms.

Find more venue location details using the University Campus Maps. Search A14 under "Buildings" for The Quadrangle.

The Charles Perkins Centre AuditoriumSydney Nanoscience Hub LT 4002 (Messel) and rooms in the Abercrombie Business School are often used for larger events.

Please note there is no dedicated parking at these venues, and we recommend public transport for the best access.

Find more venue location details using the University Campus Maps.

  • Search D17 under "Buildings" for the Charles Perkins Centre.
  • Search A31 under "Buildings" for the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.
  • Search H70 under "Buildings" for the Abercrombie Business School (Abercrombie Building).

The University of Sydney’s Performing Arts venue, the Seymour Theatre Centre is the venue for select Sydney Ideas events.

It is located on the corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale. Click here for detailed directions and access information on the Seymour Centre.

Find more venue location details using the University Campus Maps. Search J09 under "Buildings" for the Seymour Centre.

Registering for a free event

The majority of Sydney Ideas events are free and open to all. Online registration is requested. Simply follow the links on each page. An email reminder will be sent to registrants one day before an event.

Seating at these events is unreserved and doors are open 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

If an event is full we will close registrations and mention this on the registration page. We do not have waiting lists but often have spare seats on the night due to late cancellations. If you could not register but would like to attend, you are welcome to join a stand-by queue at the venue.

Ticketed events

The Seymour Centre Box Office is the ticketing agent for all ticketed Sydney Ideas events, just follow the links on this site to register for an event. Tickets are also available at the door for all events, unless sold out in advance.

  • Seymour Centre box office online 
  • T: +61 2 9351 7940
  • Corner Cleveland Street and City Road, Chippendale. 

For ticketed lectures held at other University of Sydney venues, including the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Verbrugghen Hall, the Great Hall and MacLaurin Hall, a Seymour Centre box office will be open one hour prior to the lectures at the venue.

All ticketed events are general admission, with no reserved seating. Doors open 15 minutes prior to an event, so please be early to pick up your tickets from the box office, particularly if you wish to secure an optimum seat.

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