Adamstown Uniting Church

228 Brunker Rd Adamstown NSW 2289

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm.

(02) 4957 1887


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    Adamstown Uniting Church

    228 Brunker Rd Adamstown NSW 2289

    Office Hours
    Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm.

    (02) 4957 1887


    Send us an email

      Venue Hire

      There are a number of spaces at Adamstown Uniting Church that are available to rent for arts and community events.

      • Church Auditorium (including entry foyer)
      • Memorial Hall
      • Barnes Meeting Room
      • The Dungeon performance space
      • The Bright Ideas room (Children’s activity room)
      • Commercial Kitchens 

      All spaces are air-conditioned and the Church Auditorium and Dungeon performance space feature professional lighting and sound desks. There are two commercial kitchens (inspected by council) for hire. These kitchens can be hired in conjunction with a room booking, or hired separately – for food preparation for catering/markets etc.

      Groups and organisations that use our venue for concerts include Hunter Singers, Opera Hunter, Music Teachers Association, Newcastle Music Festival, Tradewinds Folk, Singalong To The Shows, Luca Ciarla (Italy), Easy Voices Chorus and local music studios.

      The wonderful acoustics of the Adamstown Uniting Church along with its 6′ Yamaha Grand attract many artists to choose it as a concert venue.

      Frequently asked questions

      Are all rooms accessible?

      All our venue spaces are wheelchair accessible except for the Bright Ideas Children’s activity room. Our carpark includes designated accessible parking spaces. Please note that ramp access to enter the church and memorial hall is via the gate at the top of the carpark. There is an accessible toilet on both floors of the building. Service animals are welcome inside all our venues.

      Please contact the office for any additional questions related to accessibility.

      Is the kitchen included with the hire of the other rooms?

      No. The kitchens are not included and need to be booked when hiring. NB The Barnes room & Bright Ideas room both have kitchenettes with basic facilities, which is included with the hire.

      How many people can fit in each room? (please contact office for reduced numbers under COVID-19 regulations)

      Church Auditorium approx. 224
      Memorial Hall 130 (concert seating)
      Barnes Meeting room 20–30
      The Dungeon 90
      The Bright Ideas room approx. 15 (please note that this room is not wheelchair accessible)

      Is there parking at the venue?

      Yes. Adamstown Uniting Church has a carpark that includes designated accessible parking spaces. Entrance to our carpark is on Brunker Road. There is also considerable on-street parking, plus a large carpark a few minutes walk from the church behind the Brunker Road shops, accessed via Date St. Or you can leave the car at home and catch the bus, with bus stops just moments from the church.

      Can I come in early to set up?

      Set up and pack up time needs to be included with the booking as we may have other groups booked in before/after you.

      How do I pay?

      An invoice will be sent with banking details. Payments can also be made by cash, cheque or credit card.

      Do I need insurance?

      Yes, all groups hiring our venue must be insured. Purchasing public liability insurance may be available for some community groups and individuals (non-business). Hunter Professional Arts can provide public liability insurance for a reasonable fee. This includes a certificate of currency and covers Australia wide. Contact 4948 8599 for more information & eligibility.

      Can we store equipment on site?

      No, all equipment must be taken with you.

      Is the sound equipment included with the church and dungeon?

      Yes, some sound equipment is included – check the user agreement for details. Any extra set up may incur a fee.

      Please direct booking enquiries to the Church Office (details at top of page).

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      Watch this video to learn more about the spaces available for hire

      Venue User Agreement

      The Adamstown Uniting Church venue user agreement contains information about hiring fees, furniture, fittings and equipment, and terms and conditions.

      Click to download the Adamstown UCA User Agreement 2021 (PDF)


      Venue feedback

      “We used Adamstown Uniting Church for our masterclass with Andrew Tyson, and the venue was perfect with a quality grand piano, crisp acoustic and an intimate, welcoming feel.” Callum Close, Musica Viva Australia

      “We regularly hire Adamstown Uniting Church auditorium for our music concerts. The piano is regularly maintained and the auditorium has good acoustics and up to date sound equipment. The medium capacity of the venue makes it ideal for us to use as it’s not too big, but large enough to accommodate our audiences. We have always found the church and support staff very helpful and appreciate the non-profit educational discount we receive that helps us to continue to provide opportunities to music teachers and students.” Rosemary Allen (Newcastle Branch President MTA NSW)

      “Firstly, let me say I absolutely love the Dungeon. What a great venue! It is intimate, acoustically perfect and has a wonderful stage and a great set of coloured lights that really set the mood. For small bands or solo gigs, this has to be one of the best spots in town for an evening of music. The night we played the kitchen was open and the cafe tables were out. About 30–50 people could easily fit comfortably with the tables out. What a wonderful and uniquely intimate atmosphere! Had the best night! I can imagine the tables could be taken out and a small standing room only concert would work well too. I’d guess you could fit 100 or so people that way. I’ve played a lot of venues over the last 25 years and the Dungeon at Adamstown is in my top 3 favourites!” – Peter Dixon (musician)

      – Our church meets on the traditional lands of the Awabakal people, and we pay our respect to elders both past and present –