King’s Hall forms a gracious space in the heart of Old Parliament House and boasts a tall coffered ceiling, clerestory windows, white plaster walls with intricate mouldings, colonnades, decorative skylights and a highly polished original parquet floor. Featuring a statue of King George V, this space is a truly majestic setting.
A grand entrance can be expected by utilising the building’s iconic front steps. Direct access from King George Terrace is via the main Museum door and up a set of polished timber steps. An access lift is also available and our easy access toilets at level.
The bronze statue of King George V in the regalia of the Order of the Garter has been a central feature of the hall since the opening of the building in 1927. Open to the public from the earliest days and situated between the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers, it was a busy crossroads. During parliamentary sittings King’s Hall was a hive of activity swarming with members and senators, officers, journalists, secretaries, public servants, lobbyists and tourists.
Given the importance of this space, it was not until 2014 that King’s Hall held its very first sit-down dinner. In this format, there are serious precautions that are required to maintain current state of the space. However, cocktails and other types of events are held quite frequently.
- "The staff on the night couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful! From arriving to set up, the service through the event and getting everyone to exit the event after it finished."Private, 30th birthday party, 2018
- "The team were so helpful and no request was ever to hard or an inconvenience to them. The day and evening run very smoothly and we can't thank them enough for all their hard work and fantastic service! "Wine Press, Taste Champagne, 2018
- "We were extremely happy with the way our conference was run at Old Parliament House and we look forward to coming back to the venue again in the future."Commonwealth Bank, Conference, 2018