The Twyford is committed to keeping all of our volunteers, staff, contractors and visitors safe. If you are feeling unwell,

The Hall is closed to the public until 30 March 2021 and will be reopening briefly from 31 March to 11 April for the Easter Art exhibition. We will be monitoring the current advice from NSW Health and reopening the Hall with appropriate measures in place once building work has for the theatre has been completed.

The new Theatre will be opening in mid 2021.

Key points

All hirers must read and adhere to The Twyford’s relevant COVID-Safe plan for your venue spaces, as well as any additional specific requirements from NSW Health for your particular kind of event.

For example, weddings, funerals and events involving the serving of food or drinks have particular requirements.

We recommend you develop a COVID-Safe plan for your particular event if there are additional requirements. Please try to avoid ambiguity between our venue plan and your event plan. If there is a conflict, the stricter restriction in force will apply.

Check the current NSW Health requirements for your particular event type here

The Twyford’s COVID venue capacity limits

as at 30 March 2021

All venue spaces except the new Theatre auditorium (opening mid 2021) must adhere to the 2 square metres per person rule.

1.5m social distancing, sanitising and COVID Checkin are still mandatory.

  • Twyford Hall: 76 standing or seated
  • Supper Room: 10
  • Kitchen: 4
  • Theatre Twyford: 199– opening mid 2021
  • Theatre Foyer: 45  – opening mid 2021

Children count towards the capacity limit.

Please allow extra time in your booking period for cleaning and sanitising, staggered venue entry and COVID checkin by everyone attending.

Seating plans, furniture layouts and planned flow of people queueing outside entrances and moving through the venue must be approved by Twyford Operations prior to your event.

As NSW Health rules may change at any time without notice, please confirm details prior to and during your event.

Your staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors must be informed about their obligations in adhering to COVID-safety in your promotional material.

Failure to monitor and adhere to safety rules may result in your booking being cancelled.

Inspections may be taken out by NSW Health at any time and failure to comply with COVID-19 restrictions can result in harsh penalties for you and your organisation.


Equipment available for hirers from The Twyford includes:

  • sneeze barrier
  • crowd control barriers (2 x 2.1m)
  • Twyford QR code checkin signs
  • COVID-safety signage including floor decals
  • contactless forehead thermometer
  • sanitising fluid in the correct dilution for cleaning tables, chairs, doorhandles and other frequently used surfaces
  • 2 x contactless mobile hand sanitising stations

Hirers will need to provide their own PPE – gloves, masks, cleaning cloths and any other items they need for their staff or performers to meet the COVID-safe plan requirements. Used items must be disposed of appropriately.

We strongly recommend you implement contactless payment methods – either using online bookings or hiring a contactless EFTPOS machine from your bank – to avoid cash handling.

If you have any questions about your obligations, please contact us.

COVID Testing

Local testing stations in NSW can be found HERE.