The Twyford, Merimbula's
premier performing arts space.

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THE TWYFORD venue is managed by The Twyford Hall Complex Ltd, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, on behalf of the trustee Bega Valley Shire Council for the community of Merimbula.

The venue is currently closed to the public

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THE TWYFORD is managed by The Twyford Hall Complex Ltd on behalf of the trustee Bega Valley Shire Council for the community of Merimbula.

Venue Hire

We host professional touring and community performances, exhibitions, conferences, craft markets and other community events and festivals.

Twyford Hall (180 flexible seats) is a heritage-listed flat wooden floor hall with a small raised stage and adjacent Supper Room (20 seats) and commercial Kitchen.

Theatre Twyford (199 raked fixed seats) will be opening in 2022, adjacent to Twyford Hall.  Check our FAQ for access restrictions to venues during the construction period.

What’s On

MADAG Spring Art Exhibition

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The Merimbula & District Art Group’s Spring Art exhibition has been rescheduled to take place in Twyford Hall from 7 to 17  December 2021

Live Performance

While COVID-19 and building work prevents us enjoying live events at The Twyford for a while, here are some performances you can enjoy online from Australia and around the world…

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18 September, 2021

Timeline PhotosDuring September, Sats Kramer, our local Regional Music Officer with @MusicNSW, will be holding one-on-one sessions via phone or Zoom.

If you're a musician or a music business/venue in the South East you can email ([email protected]) to set up a 30 minute meeting.

He'd love to hear what you're working on and find out what kind of support or professional development opportunities you'd like to see offered in the future.

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Theatre Twyford

Building of our new purpose-built theatre commenced in March 2020 with an estimated opening in 2022.

Check our FAQ for access restrictions to venues during the construction period.

Support Us

Artist's impression of the new Theatre Twyford interior

The Twyford Hall Complex Ltd is a registered charity with the ACNC. We are  raising funds to complete the fitout for the new Theatre Twyford Project – please support us with your tax deductible donation through GiveNow.

Our goal is $200,000 …
$45,790 raised so far

THANK YOU to the anonymous benefactors and to the following people who have generously donated to The Twyford:

  • Vicki Bond & Ric Vanderbom
  • Wendy Marshall
  • Dr William Basil
  • Gail Gould
  • Kristie Tsakiris – Goodyear Merimbula
  • Anne Marshall & Gordon Beattie – Arrow Solutions
  • Robert Stewart
  • Frankie J Holden
  • Craig O’Neill – Marshman O’Neill Engineers
  • Richard Stuart
  • Carmen Thomson – Sautelle White Lawyers
  • Michelle Pettigrove
  • Margo Leffers in the name of Betty Frauenfelder
  • Jill & Carmen Lockerbie
  • Neil Burnham
  • Tanya Dwyer – Dodd & Dwyer Pharmacy
  • Robyn Godley, Wendy McKay and Julienne McKay in the name of Douglas Henry McKay (1923 – 2012), grandson of Joseph Twyford
  • Christine Kaine
  • Di Tarrant
  • Vicki Bond in the name of Shaun Bond & Anthony Bond
  • Michael Salkeld & Carolyn Scheetz
  • Geoff Holden
  • Jennifer Dessens
  • Pauline Seberry
  • Stephen Garrett
  • Ed Edbrooke in the name of Brenda Edbrooke
  • Ruth Hay
  • Margo Leffers in the name of Max Frauenfelder
  • Kathy Simmons
  • Merimbula and District Arts Group
  • The Village Gallery, Oaklands
  • George Weinlich in memory of Anna Maria Weinlich


Would your business or organisation like to sponsor the fitout, equipment, an event, a season, accommodation for touring artists or something else at The Twyford?

Contact us to discuss how you can be part of this exciting project.


A community space for theatre, art, and markets since 1931.

Twyford Hall has been the heart of Merimbula for over 80 years, long serving as a space for community events, celebrations, markets, the arts and so much more.

In the beginning, a trust was established for the hall when a title of land was generously donated by Merimbula resident J.W.Twyford in 1931, who had been raised in the seaside village from his childhood years.

With a population of only around 150 people, the Merimbula community built the hall in 10 months after the tireless efforts of the committee to raise enough money for its construction. It was built during the depression, through Merimbula residents’ tenacity to achieve their vision.

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