Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.


Federation Concert Hall, 1 Davey St, Hobart

03 6232 4450

Federation Concert Hall is the home of the TSO and its principal performance venue in Tasmania, and is the reason why we provide the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra contact information.

The tiered auditorium is on two levels with a seating capacity of 1100, it was opened in 2001 and in recent years has been enhanced through a program of acoustic improvements.

Bar and dining facilities are available at the adjacent Hotel Grand Chancellor. Limited parking is available at the Hotel Grand Chancellor underground car park.

Covid Info

Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding public gatherings and event venues, you can find the relevant government information here.

We will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Encouraging patrons, staff, volunteers and artists not to attend events if they are unwell.
  3. Regular disinfection of public areas and between event sessions.

Image: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra


Wheelchair Accessibility

When booking your ticket, you will find seats reserved for people who use wheelchairs clearly marked in the balcony. The Federation Concert Hall stalls are level access, with the balcony accessible via a lift in the Hotel Grand Chancellor foyer. Accessible bathrooms are available on Ground Level, to the left of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra boxoffice counter. All public entry points into the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart building are fitted with automatic glass doors.

Accessible Parking

Two Accessible parking spaces are available in the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart drop-off zone. Turning right off Davey Street, the accessible parking spaces are located in the first driveway on your right.

The closest paid public parking is Dunn Place Carpark, adjacent to Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and accessible by turning right off Davey Street, past Campbell Street; and the Mures Carpark, accessible by turning left off Davey Street, past Campbell Street.

Drop-Off Zone

A drop-off zone is located above the accessible parking bays at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart. The drop-off zone can be accessed by turning right off Davey Street and will allow someone to enter the building entry closest to Federation Concert Hall.

Level Access

Level access to seating is available in the stalls when booking aisle seats on either side of the seating map. Please note that you will encounter steady declination in the flooring as you enter the venue halls and stalls, and a steady inclination on your return journey to exit the venue.

Food and Beverage Offerings 

The Tasman Restaurant and Bar is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner bookings in the adjacent Hotel Grand Chancellor.


Limited parking is available at the Hotel Grand Chancellor underground car park. However the venue does have both accessibly parking options and a drop off zone.

Public Transport
The closest public transport stop is Stop 1, Macquarie Street, past Campbell Street.

Venue Location

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