Events at Henry Carmichael Theatre

Film Matinee: The Castle (1997)

The Kerrigan family’s domestic bliss is threatened when they receive a compulsory acquisition notice for their home in suburban Melbourne.

Building Resilience Post-Pandemic

Dr Aileen Alegado joins us to speak about the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and shares positive tools to help build resilience and move forward.

Classic Film Night: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Join us to watch this classic thriller in 16mm film, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.

In Her Own Image: Greek-Australian Women (COSHA)

Leonard Janiszewski & Effy Alexakis present an engaging talk on Greek-Australian Women for City Of Sydney Historical Association.
185th Birthday Banner SMSA

The Henry Carmichael Lecture

Join us for champagne and light refreshments and to hear about the life of Henry Carmichael, educational progressive, social reformer, and winegrower.

Perspectives on war: poetry and film

Join us to start the Anzac weekend with a selection of significant war poems and a screening of Kubrick’s film classic, Paths of Glory (1957).
Touring Australia by Road

Touring Australia by Road

Join Ian Scanlon as he shares his journeys around Australia with a group of historic car club members, and get inspiration for your next travel adventure.

Sydney's Public Sculptures: Gods & Goddesses (COSHA)

Robijn Alexanda will discuss our enduring fascination with the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome, as reflected in Sydney's public sculptures. At the SMSA for COSHA.

Film Matinee: Innocence (2000)

The story of two separated lovers who fall in love again after more than forty years apart.
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Sydney’s Invisible Women

Join Jo Henwood as she highlights significant women of Sydney’s history and some amazing women still around today, celebrating their achievements by exploring their individual stories.
Sansho the Bailiff

Classic Film Night: Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Join us to watch this Japanese classic in 16mm film, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
St Mary's Cathedral

William Wilkinson Wardell Talk by Em. Prof. Donald Napper

Join Em. Prof. Donald Napper and the City of Sydney Historical Association for a talk on the fascinating architect William Wilkinson Wardell.
Harold and Maude

Classic Film Matinee: Harold and Maude (1971)

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of much loved film, Harold and Maude, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
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Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts will be held in the Henry Carmichael Theatre, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney on Tuesday 9 March 2021, commencing at 12:30pm.