Our Facilities

Our Studios

Select a venue below to read more information about our excellent facilities and benefits.

Llewellyn Hall

Llewellyn Hall is one of Canberra's leading performance venues. Named in honour of the founder of the School of Music, Ernest Llewellyn, the hall seats 1,335 people. As well as being used as a performance venue by the School of Music, and the Australian National University more widely, it is the home of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the preferred performance venue of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Musica Viva, and many leading national and international artists on tour. 

Larry Sitsky Recital Room

Named in honour of Australian composer, pianist, and Emeritus Professor of the School of Music, the Larry Sitsky Recital Room is located on the ground floor of the main building. The venue seats 120 people comfortably, and is ideal for small concerts, rehearsals, and conference presentations. The Larry Sitsky Recital Room is equipped with a Steinway model D piano, a projector and retractable screen, and audio equipment for recording and playback. 

Big Band Room

The Big Band Room is located in the Peter Karmel Building, which is the home of Jazz and Contemporary staff and students of the ANU School of Music. The venue holds 145 removable seats, and is suitable for jazz, rock, and classical concerts, rehearsals, functions and receptions. It is equipped with a colour and white lighting rig, and a full audio system.   

Recording Studio

The ANU Recording studio combines cutting edge technology with the revered vintage technologies that forged the sound of recorded music history. The centrepiece of the studio is a large format 48 channel Neve Genesis console, and the flexible acoustics of the live room can accommodate both large and small ensembles. The recording studio functions as a commercially available resource in addition to its teaching and research capacities.

Yil Lull Recording Studio

The Yil Lull Recording Studio is run for, and by, Indigenous musicians. It offers free recording and music assistance to Indigenous musicians from across Australia, and is led by Torres Strait Islander musician, Will Kepa. The studio is named after the 1988 song by Joe Geia, and means 'sing' in the Guugu Yimithirr language.

Percussion Studio

The purpose-built Percussion Studio is home to a vast array of instruments, including Adams Philharmonic Timpani, an Adams Concert marimba, and a 4.3 Yamaha marimba. Multiple vibraphones, xylophones, drums, and other instruments fill the space. The studio has a large floor area, double-height ceilings, and features acoustically-treated walls. The large space allows for ensemble rehearsals of multiple people, and myriad percussion setups. 

Visitor & Accessibility Information

School of Music Main Building (Building #100)

William Herbert Place, Acton ACT 2601

Llewellyn Hall and the Larry Sitsky Recital Room are located in this building, along with executive and administrative offices. The building also houses the Recording Studio, the Yil Lull Recording Studio, the Keyboard Institute, lecture theatres, rehearsal rooms, teaching studios for Classical staff, staff offices, practice rooms, and a café on the 5th floor. 

There is lift access to floors 4, 5 and 6.

Peter Karmel Building (Building #121)

4 Childers Sreet, Acton ACT 2601

The building houses the Big Band Room, the Foster Room, the Percussion Studio, ensemble rooms, teaching studios for Jazz & Contemprorary staff, and practice rooms. 

Essential facilities in the School of Music

Services and facilities include first aid, AED defibrillator, hearing safety dispensers, toilets, and a café. Please note that ANU offers free disability parking for those with a valid Australian mobility permit, or an ANU mobility permit. 



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Updated:  1 November 2022/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications