Opened in 1888, Albany’s Town Hall is the iconic building of the main street. Inside the grand old stone building, with its four-faced clock tower, is a comfortable 310-seat conference theatre.
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Albany Town Hall is an important civic and landmark building. Located at, and defining the centre of Albany, it has been the focus for municipal and cultural activities in the city since its completion in 1888. Originally the building had municipal and commercial offices on the ground floor with a large public hall on the first floor. This hall provided a venue for cultural and community events such as theatre, cinema, meetings and dances.
The layout of the ground floor consists of an entrance lobby flanked by two offices (the southern office is now a ticket office). A set of double stairs in the entrance lobby leads up to the first floor; a corridor between these stairs leads through to the former council chambers to the north, with a corridor into a toilet and lift area to the south, in what was the former mayoral chambers. Beyond these two areas is the Lesser Hall, which spans the width of the building. This space was created from four offices in the early history of the building. A set of double doors leads from the Lesser Hall into a rear lobby with a kitchen to the south and a laundry to the north. A flight of concrete stairs in the rear lobby was constructed in the 1983 works, and leads up to two floors of dressing rooms located in the 1983 extension on the west side of the building.