The Main Auditorium is the largest single space in Brisbane City Hall and one of the most photographed and renowned parts of the building. Its circular design with fluted pilasters around the perimeter is based on the Pantheon of Rome. The high ceiling, equipped with the latest lighting and audio-visual equipment, forms the background to the room's focal point - a 23 metre high central lantern. The newly restored timber floor, large stage, semi-circular balcony and grand organ are surrounded by a decorative frieze by Australian artist, Daphne Mayo, featuring six medallions each containing a portrayal of a life sized classical nymph clashing cymbals or blowing a trumpet. The Main Auditorium is an ideal function space for large-scale gala events, ceremonies, concerts and performances.
CAPACITY: banquet no dance floor 800, banquet dance floor 700, cocktail 2000, theatre 1178 floor and 417 balcony
SIZE: 920 square metres