Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School is a visually remarkable building and a significant feature of Australia’s colonial and cultural heritage, as it was once the Old Darlinghurst Gaol. This bare walls venue boasting towering 10 metre high sandstone walls creating a gracious cathedral-like atmosphere. The impression of the old cells still lingers with traces of the curved stone staircases climbing three stories high, narrow barred windows, rough sandstone edges that mark the cells and the solid iron doorway. The Cell Block Theatre is surrounded by courtyards.
Located in Darlinghurst, this venue is nestled behind high sandstone walls and is conveniently sits a stone’s throw away from the Taylor Sq & Oxford St.