Contact info:http://www.thearthousehotel.com.au/ Email: email@example.com Phone: 02 9284 1200
Address:275 Pitt st Sydney NSW 2000
Originally the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA) and more recently, the School of Arts, the ArtHouse Hotel building was designed by John Verge in 1830 and is a heritage listed property. Undergoing a number of renovations since opening, highlights include the years 1855-1857 with the eventual acquisition of the adjoining chapel by the SMSA, which then became the new lecture theatre; and the old theatre in the original building, which was converted to a reading room. Another highlight soon after, in 1860, included the addition of a three-story sandstone façade to the original building, designed by architect John Bibb, remaining today as a good example of restrained classicism in the Palladian style, typical of a late Georgian sandstone elevation, now rare in Sydney. The original building was designed and built at a time when electricity was not available for lighting, power or climate modification. Natural lighting was a feature of the original design with conservation works including the reconstruction of large roof and ceiling skylights. NEW FIT OUT The revitalisation of the School of Arts building has long been anticipated. Emerging triumphant, almost from the dead, this significant mid 19th century building can now be fully appreciated in the 21st century. With four bars and a restaurant, the ArtHouse Hotel is hugely popular for events ranging from serious-minded corporate affairs to casual get-togethers, gala dinners, and publicity spectaculars. In keeping with its heritage-listed origins, ArtHouse regularly plays host to creative arts events including life drawing, art exhibitions, burlesque and cabaret variety nights, photography workshops, and DJ and club nights. From the Attic Bar with its Chesterfield couches and boho style, to the modern and theatrical Verge Bar, there’s something – and somewhere – for everyone. The Graffiti Restaurant and Wine Bar also doubles as exhibition hanging space for constantly changing artworks by Sydney’s best artists. All spaces double as an exhibition gallery Boasting four bars and a restaurant, all available for functions, The ArtHouse Hotel is a heritage-listed haven nestled in the thriving Sydney CBD. Featuring original architecture dating back to 1836 and formerly the home of the School of Arts, this distinctive building is one of the citys most thoughtfully designed venues, catering for everything from cozy, intimate get-togethers to full-blown corporate events, gala dinners, and publicity extravaganzas. Arthouse is also home to an array of Arts & Entertainment events ranging from Life Drawing and Artist Exhibitions to Cabaret Variety Nights and Photography Workshops.
CHECK OUT ALL OF SYDNEY'S AWESOME CLUB NIGHTS