The Entertainment Quarter welcomes Mary’s and Liberty Hall to EQ


Set your alarm to late October, when Mary’s is set to open their new 1200-person capacity dedicated live music venue, Liberty Hall.

Located opposite the iconic Hordern Pavilion and within the newly energised Entertainment Quarter, Liberty Hall arrives amidst a context of great optimism in the rebuilding of our city’s nightlife. The venue will be a champion for great art, opening the doors and stage to local, domestic and international touring artists with an anything goes approach and an elevated audience experience.

The Mary’s team have re-imagined the possibilities for this venue as a multi-use and multi-level space, perfect for touring live acts and club nights and a welcome home to those unafraid to colour outside of the lines.

On the new venue, NSW 24-Hour Economy Commissioner Michael Rodrigues shares, “Today’s announcement is another great step forward in the renaissance of Sydney’s live music scene.

“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”

Mary’s Co-Owner Jake Smyth adds, “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. Liberty Hall will be a home for intimate moments and fucking face tearing partying, for challenging conversations and shared experiences.”

Mary’s Co-Owner Kenny Graham further notes “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. 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.”

Graham continues, “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. 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!!”

Liberty Hall will be located slap bang next door to a new Mary’s venue, bringing their infamous burgers, fried chicken & natural wine to the most exciting live music party of 2022.

Watch this space for more food, booze and lineup announcements to come! Liberty Hall will open late-October within the Entertainment Quarter, more information to come online in the coming weeks

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