The Reading Room

Fitzroy Town Hall 201 Napier Street. Fitzroy

The Reading Room interior with columns, mirror and chandelier

The Reading Room

Fitzroy Town Hall 201 Napier Street. Fitzroy

The Reading Room

Due to renovations in other parts of the building, there are currently restrictions on hiring the Reading Room. Please request a booking online and we can work with you to accomodate your event. 

Located within the Fitzroy Town Hall, The Reading Room was originally part of the building’s library and features the original floor-to-ceiling bookcases.

This impressive room features 9 chandeliers, a decorative ceiling, polished floorboards and heritage paintwork.

Its warm and welcoming interior makes it a popular choice for weddings, performances and cocktail events for up to 100 people. It can also be hired in conjunction with the Fitzroy Town Hall ballroom as a breakout space or ceremony location.

Features and Facilities

  • 13.1 x 14.4m floor space
  • Wooden floors
  • Adjoining kitchenette with large refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave- available free of charge
  • 10 trestle tables (seating 8-10 people)
  • 100 chairs
  • The Reading Room is fully wheelchair accessible
  • Download The Reading Room floor plan

Restrictions and Further Information

  • All functions must finish by 11pm Sunday to Thursday or by 1am Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Fitzroy Town Hall is in a residential area; noise levels must be monitored.
  • You must supply their own cutlery, crockery, glassware and linen.
  • You may choose your own caterer; names of recommended caterers can be provided upon request.
  • This is not a licensed venue. You must apply for a temporary limited licence if you intend to sell alcohol. If you wish to supply alcohol free of charge or to allow your guests to bring their own alcohol, you must submit a Partysafe form to Victoria Police.
  • Download the frequently asked questions 
  • Download and read our conditions of hire


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille tactile signage
  • Disabled drop off area
  • Disability drop off zone

How to book

If you’re a registered user and have booked a venue with us before, you can log on to make a new booking.

If you’re a first-time user, please register with us.

If you are from an organisation, please ensure you register your organisation and book in the organisation’s name.

Not-for-profit groups may be eligible for a discounted rate. You must first contact us on 9205 5555 or [email protected] to get verified for a discounted rate.

Hire Charges

Hire Type Minimum Hire: 3 Hours
Hourly hire $270
Hourly hire - NOT FOR PROFIT $130
Bond From $1000
Commercial kitchen hire (per day) $287
Hire of sound system (requires sound technician) $215
Sound technician (per hour) $54
Hire of portable projector and screen (per day) $55
Late booking change administration fee $22
Late booking fee (less than 8 weeks notice) $50
Site induction (additional)  $84 
After hours call-out fee $84
Overtime - past 2am  $500 

A Town Hall Subsidy Grant is available to eligible organisations.

Not for profit rates are applicable for registered not-for-profit-organisations, incorporated groups and charities.

Take a look inside

Location and hours


Fitzroy Town Hall


201 Napier St Fitzroy