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High school tours and workshops

Come and explore all the Conservatorium has to offer
We run free tours of our historic buildings and modern facilities for high school groups. Enjoy a lunchtime concert or experience one of our fun and engaging music workshops - or both!

Please note: as of 16 March 2020, following advice from our University of Sydney Executives and the Australian Government, we will not be accepting any tour or workshop requests to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in light of the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this page once tours and workshops can resume. For any further enquiries please contact

High school tours

We offer a free, one-hour guided tour of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for high school students to learn about our historic campus and the amazing students and staff who have performed and studied here. 

Our guides will lead you through the Conservatorium, with its practice spaces and performance venues, including the historic Verbrugghen Hall, our main concert hall. Hear stories of former students, check out the biggest music library in the southern hemisphere and learn more about the area’s history – not only was the Con once the site of government stables, there are remnants of the first bakery in NSW beneath Verbrugghen Hall. 

You may wish to book your tour to coincide with a music workshop (see below) or one of our lunchtime concerts. On Wednesdays and Thursdays during semester (March to June, August to November), we usually have a free lunchtime concert at 12.30pm. Concerts run for 45 minutes. 

We need a minimum of eight people to run a tour, and if there are more than 50 people in your group, please let us know and we will discuss other options. We also ask that you give us four weeks’ notice.

For more information:
Enquire about a tour online
Phone: 9351 1439


At the Conservatorium we also offer a number of music workshops for both primary and high school students through our Open Academy. We offer workshops in: 

  • Gamelan (instruments provided) 
  • world music vocals 
  • world music instrumental (BYO instrument) 

We run our workshops by request depending on the availability of our teachers, so please include your request in the booking form. Please let us know via the booking form if you are interested in a tour and workshop package. We also ask that you give us four weeks’ notice. 

For more information:
Book a workshop online

Lunchtime concerts

See what's on and when.