Mary’s Group has announced that it will open a 1,200 person capacity live music venue at the Entertainment Quarter in late October 2022.

Named ‘Liberty Hall’, the venue will be located opposite the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney’s Moore Park, just minutes from the SCG and soon-to-be-reopened Sydney Football Stadium.

The Mary’s team have stated that these envisage this venue as a ‘multi-use and multi-level space’, that will be able to host live musical acts, club nights and provide ‘a welcome home to those unafraid to colour outside of the lines.’

Mary’s Co-Owner, Jake Smyth, commented that: “Liberty Hall takes its lead from the great venues of the world whose vision is to provide space for artists to explore their full potential.”

“We see art as so deeply vital to the health of society. We hope we can create a home for free expression, of shared celebration and of deep connection.”

Smyth’s sentiments are shared by Michael Rodrigues, NSW 24-Hour Economy Commissioner, who views the announcement as a sign of Sydney’s recovering nightlife.

“Today’s announcement is another great step forward in the renaissance of Sydney’s live music scene,” Rodrigues said.

“This new venue will give a platform for creative talent from Sydney and beyond, whilst also helping to revitalise the Entertainment Quarter precinct. It’s a big shot in the arm for our city’s 24-hour economy and I can’t wait to experience its first performances.”

Liberty Hall will join Mary’s existing Sydney CBD, Newtown, Circular Quay and Castle Hill locations, with plans for an additional Mary’s restaurant located adjacent to the venue.

Kenny Graham, another Co-Owner at Mary’s, believes that Liberty Hall illustrates that the group is being proactive in trying to restore the Sydney live music scene.

“The number of words we encounter on a day to day basis is possibly at an all-time high. Opinions, take downs, promises, encouragement, they are ubiquitous but often lacking in fortitude. Taking action is what creates change and helps build a positive future and that’s what we look to embrace,” Graham said.

“We are humbled at another opportunity to take the reins of yet another fallen live music venue and pour energy and hard work into creating an exciting creative space for Sydney’s arts community.

“We take these opportunities very seriously and are thankful for the support we have been shown by the EQ precinct and local Government to help bring these projects to life,” Graham continued.

“Liberty Hall represents freedom of expression and a commitment to arts & culture. We look forward to opening the doors once again and welcoming everyone through! Long Live Liberty!”

More information about the opening of Liberty Hall, alongside details of bookings, and food and beverage offerings, will be announced in ‘the coming weeks’.

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