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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.

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?

If you have hired one of our venues for your wedding or reception, then yes you are allowed to take photos within the State Library, but there are some rules to follow.

If you have not hired one of our venues, then no, you are not allowed to photograph inside the State Library.

Read about wedding photography and camera use in the State Library.

What is the cost of venue hire?



Half day

Any 4 hours between 9am to 5pm

Full day

8 hours from 9am to 5pm


4 hours from 5pm


Lecture Theatre

$300 $525 $525 By arrangement

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.

What catering options are available?

To discuss catering options please contact the Venue Hire team on phone: (08) 8207 7258 or email: