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/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

Mechanics' Institute Hall

11A King St, Scottsdale TAS 7260

0438 609 980

The Scottsdale Mechanics’ Institute Hall opened in 1883, built with funds from the community.

The Mechanics’ Institute Hall is part of the Ten Days on the Island’s If These Halls Could Talk project where Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures will be performed on the second weekend of March.

Covid Info

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

Cloaking facilities: In the interest of maintaining Tasmanian Government hygiene recommendations, no cloaking facilities will be offered at this venue.

For more information on COVID-19 safety measures in place at Ten Days on the Island, follow this link.


Accessible drop-off and parking is located in front the building alongside the venue.

There is a wheelchair accessible entrance to the side of the venue, which opens at the foot of the stage. Ten Days on the Island and the Mechanics’ Institute Hall staff will be available to assist you at any point.

Please note that the accessible toilet is located at the opposite end of the hall to the accessible entrance.


Street parking is available in the surrounding area.

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