Hobart Convict Penitentiary

Brisbane Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000

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About Hobart Convict Penitentiary

With the option of two large courtrooms (65 to 130 pax) and unique outdoor spaces for a marquee (150 pax), the ‘Convict Cocktails’ package includes short tours with costumed events staff through the tunnels to solitary cells that still remain under the chapel.

A range of add-ons are available including ‘On The Spot Arrest’, ghostly escorts to the gallows, Trial By Jury comic musical, convict trial drama, Gaol to Ale performance and much more.

There are also regular day tours, ghost tours and theatrical events 7 days a week, providing some fantastic options for pre-and post-conference touring and partners’ activities.

“Whitelion’s signature event the Bail Out has been held at the Tench for three years running. The Tench is a venue with a difference and comes highly recommended, with outstanding staff and volunteers assisting with all our needs. If you are looking for a unique venue, the Tench is the place to be!”
Barb Walters – Assistant State Manager, Whitelion
Winner of Trip Advisor’s 2014 ‘Travellers’ Choice Award
More than 175 years of Tasmanian penal history
One of Australia’s best kept secrets 

Venue Capacity

Room Board Room U-Shape Classroom Theatre Cabaret Banquet Cocktail
Courtroom 1 & 2130
Outdoor Space with Marquee150
Room Cocktail
Courtroom 1 & 2130
Outdoor Space with Marquee150

Venue Features

  • Cafe
  • AV system
  • Parking on-site
  • Disabled access

Function Rooms — Hobart Convict Penitentiary

  • Courtroom 1 & 2

    Cocktail 130 people
  • Outdoor Space with Marquee

    Cocktail 150 people
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6 Brisbane Street / Cnr Campbell Street, Hobart