We are purpose-built live entertainment venue, owned and operated by the University of Sydney Union (USU)

Located on the second level of Manning House, the Manning Bar comprises a main concert area with a 950 pax capacity, rooftop balcony and two smaller rooms that can be privately hired used to activate popup bars. There are regular student events scheduled during the week, but on the weekend it becomes one of the best live music venues in Sydney.

The Foo Fighters, Michael Franti, Gotye and other rock and alternative rock groups have thrilled audiences at the venue. Manning Bar also gave birth to the Sydney Uni Band Comp, which has launched the careers of The Laurels, The Jezabels and Cloud Control.

The venue can extend its footprint to activate all levels of Manning House with multiple stages – indoor and outdoor. At a capacity of 3000pax we have run successful large scale parties such as Outside In & Heaps Gay Mardi Gras After Party.

Being part of a university campus makes the venue a unique one, but it delivers an equally unique experience in a relatively energetic yet cloistered setting.

Our venue is available for both internal student events and external live music. Should you wish to enquire about our venue contact Moe here: m.shakourof@usu.edu.au.