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Hetzel Lecture Theatre, lecture seating

Hetzel Lecture Theatre

This venue is perfect for lectures, meetings, training days, presentations, and workshops. It is fully equipped with up-to-date equipment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there conditions of use to hire a venue?

Yes, view the State Library's venue hire conditions of use.

What venues are available for hire?

The Hetzel Lecture Theatre. 

We are currently not offering any more of our venues for hire.

What is the cost to venue hire the Hetzel Lecture Theatre?



Half day

Any 4 hours between 9am to 5pm

Full day

8 hours from 9am to 5pm


4 hours from 5pm


Any 4 hours between 12pm to 5pm

Lecture Theatre

$300 $525 $525 $300

All prices quoted are GST inclusive. 

  • Additional hours charged at the rate of $100 per hour. 
  • Access outside of advertised times is possible but is subject to negotiation. 
  • Additional security charges may apply.

Are there parking facilities near-by?

Wilson Carpark – Adelaide Central  

(adjacent David Jones and almost directly opposite State Library)
North Terrace, Adelaide 
Phone: (08) 8232 1948 

Wilson Carpark – Centrepoint

Corner Rundle St and Pulteney St, Adelaide 
Phone: (08) 8232 2221

Fees and open hours

Refer to the Wilson Parking website

Can I use the State Library for my wedding photos?

Wedding photography is no longer permissible inside State Library Buildings. 

Wedding photography on the State Library forecourt is permitted, however, respect must be shown to library patrons, public sculptures, and infrastructure when doing so.


What catering options are available?

To discuss catering options please contact the Public Programs team on phone: (08) 7424 6234 or email: