Hordern Pavilion is a building located in Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on the grounds of the old Sydney Showground. "The Hordern", as it is affectionally known by Sydneysiders, has been an architecturally and socially significant Sydney landmark since its construction in 1924. Now best known as a dance party and rock concert venue, the Hordern Pavilion was originally constructed for the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales to meet the increasing demands for exhibition space at the Royal Easter Show.
|Address||1 Driver Ave|
Moore Park, NSW 2021
|Owner||Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust|
|Operator||Playbill Venue Management|
|Opened||2 April 1924|
($1.57 million in 2010 dollars)
|Architect||Trenchard Smith & Maisey|
The Pavilion was named in honour of the enterprising retail Hordern family, Anthony Hordern and Sons, and Sir Samuel Hordern, who was the president of the Royal Agricultural Society from 1915 to 1941. The building is designed in the Inter-War Academic Classical Style with rendered masonry featuring classical detailing inside and out, including fluted Doric columns, a parapet and an imposing vaulted roof with lantern tower. Designed by Northern Sydney architecture firm Trenchard Smith & Maisey, it cost £45,000 to originally build. The pavilion was officially opened on 2 April 1924 by the Premier, Sir George Fuller. The pavilion has also been the site of championship boxing over the years with, among others, former World Champion Jeff Fenech fighting at the venue.
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- "NEW PAVILION AT THE SHOWGROUND". The Sydney Morning Herald (26, 909). New South Wales, Australia. 3 April 1924. p. 10. Retrieved 19 March 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
- "The Hordern Pavilion – an amazing history!". Centennial Parklands. Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2018.