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The Carrington Hotel

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15 - 47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, 2780


Phone: (02) 4782 1111


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Built in 1882, The Carrington Hotel is a unique heritage property, steeped in history and the elegance of a bygone era.


The Carrington has a range of facilities and services, and is within minutes from local tourist attractions and leisure activities. Centrally located on Katoomba’s main street, it is flanked by restaurants, cafes, galleries and specialty shops.


64 Accommodation Rooms, Champagne Charlie's Cocktail Bar, Award winning restaurant – The Grand Dining Room, Comfortable Guest Lounges, Unique Wedding and Conference Venue. 

March 2018

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April 2018

Live and Local at the Baroque Room


Katoomba Live and Local is a funded by the Live Music Office and is a free family friendly festival with the objectives of stimulating local business, employing local musicians & gathering diverse crowds. It's a multi-venue micro festival on Sat 7th April 2018, with Big Beet, Aunty Jacks, Platform Gallery, Baroque Room, Junction 142, Rex-Livingstone, The Hattery and Gallery ONE88 as the venues sprinkled with some wandering minstrels on the streets and brief visits to Elephant Bean and Mini Lost Bear.

Blue Mountains City Council were successful in their bid for funding with the help from a local committee including Music in The Mountains and Fusion Boutique as well as a few community services such at Mountains Youth Services Team and Platform and aboriginal groups such as ACRC. Music Hunter Blue Mountains has been engaged as the designated event coordinator and Curator. A workshop will be held at the Mountains Youth Services Team (MYST) on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 January, 2018, for musicians under 25 who want assistance with preparing a submission for the Expression of Interest. This includes getting an ABN, producing quality photos and music videos and compiling written music descriptions. If you have specialised skills in these areas we welcome you to contact us about volunteering to get involved in offering encouragement to young people along with a team of others.. To submit an Expression of Interest to perform at the event, or to participate in the MYST promo bootcamp, go to EOI entries must be submitted by 25 January, 2018. Successful applicants will be announced on 30 January, 2018.

We pay or respects to first nation people, and while we have a few excellent aboriginal performer apps, we extended the application date til 5th Feb for more Aboriginal performers, who can apply by Aboriginal boundaries, not LGA definition of Local. 


Contact Details

For more information contact Meg Benson at

On 7th April 2018

Children Welcome
Free Entry
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Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight is a movie matinee and relaxed social afternoon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex seniors and their friends.

Enjoy the feature film, Political Animals and a selection of short films followed by a delicious afternoon tea, networking and access to local community health information.


Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen.


Date: Saturday 21 April, 2pm – 5pm

Location: Carrington Hotel (Baroque Room), 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba

Cost: FREE or gold coin donation

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Contact Details

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Call: Tyson on 0417 915 719 | 02 9206 2119 Facebook event:


On 21st April 2018

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Michael Newton - Guitar Recital

A showcase of new and traditional classical guitar music. The local guitarist Mitchell Newton will be performing music of favourite composers and lesser known works. The programme also includes Stele by the late Phillip Houghton.

Doors open 5:45pm Friday 27th April. "The Library" in the Carrington Hotel.

Contact Details

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children/students/concession and are available at the door or can be reserved by email


On 27th April 2018

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Varuna & Sydney Writers Festival 2018

Varuna & Sydney Writers Festival 2018

Monday 30th April 2018

Settle into the art deco elegance of the Carrington’s Grand Dining Room and immerse yourself in a day of conversation with writers for discussions that will inspire, stimulate and provoke. 

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On 30th April 2018

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May 2018

Mother's Day High Tea

On 13th May 2018

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June 2018

Winter Solstice Soriree

Through the Day

At midday Hands Heart and feet will perform on The Carrington Driveway


6pm the Fireworks display accompanied by Samba-trombada 

The Grand Dining Room will host our Annual Winter Solstice Ball - This years theme will be Winter Masquerade


Retro Rehash from Radio Blue Mountains will be hosting the Event in the Baroque Room. 

The KTown funky horns are set to funk up the annual peasants ball held in the Ballroom 


There will be other events happening through out Katoomba across many venues day and night. 




To plan you weekend, contact the Carrington Hotel directly accommodation packages on 02 4782 1111.

On 23rd June 2018

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Winter Solstice Masquerade Ball

Come and Celebrate the Winter Solstice with us at The Winter Masquerade Ball

Our annual fireworks display will be at 6pm and be accompanied by Samba Trombada. For best veiwing grab a spot on the driveway.

Afterwards, put on your best Mask and join us at the ball, with a 3 course meal, beverage package and live entertainment, it is an event not to be missed.

Accommodation packages available.

Contact details:

(02) 4782 1111

On 23rd June 2018

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Unlocking The Doors

Unlocking The Doors set out to capture the Shamanistic presence of Jim Morrison, the hypnotic bass lines and swirling keys of Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger’s legato blues inspired guitar modality and John Densmore eclectic fusion of Jazz, Rock and Latin drum beats for the ultimate Doors experience. Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin…….

One night only at the Baroque Room, located at the historic Carrington Hotel in Katoomba. Come and celebrate and evening of the unmistakable music and poetry that was The Doors.

On 30th June 2018

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September 2018

Prohibition Ball

On 1st September 2018

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