Celebration is in the DNA of The Imperial Hotel, and we’re all about making those special dates sing, dance and dazzle. Whether you’re hosting a sit-down dinner or casual drinks in the front bar, marking a milestone with many, a few or just one or two, this grand old dame sure knows how to throw a party!

Think engagements and same-sex weddings, corporate events and farewells, birthday and hens; The Imperial has a range of spaces to suit your next part-ay!

The is venue comprised of 3 levels including The Ground Floor, Imperial UP and The Basement, which can all be hired out per level or entirely as a  ‘venue takeover’. Each level contains multiple spaces of which, can be secured for events exclusively, non-exclusively or as part of a general reservation.

The Imperial Erskineville has been an icon and an institution of the LGBT+ community.

Ground Floor

Front Bar - Community events and non-exclusive events work well in the Front Bar as this space is ideal for a catch up and a casual beverage.

Priscillas – Named after the iconic film, Priscillas is a full table service seated restaurant and the home of Drag N’ Dine. The spaces features a boutique stage, lighting and rigging and is the perfect space for a cabaret-style dining experience.

The Glasshouse – An observatory style exclusive space (or an extension of Priscillas), The Glasshouse is the perfect space for a small to medium sized group seeking an intimate dining/cocktail experience combined with the thrill of being in the centre of the drag action.

The PDR – Once the drag dressing room, this is a small intimate space for groups looking to have a cosy dining experience in an exclusive setting full of character and drag history.


Imperial UP

Carlotta’s Lounge – Named after the queen herself (Carlotta – Australian drag icon, political activist, showbiz royalty, living legend) Carlotta’s Lounge is a popular cocktail and banquet space that offers a diner/lounge vibe with exclusivity of a private entrance and full service cocktail bar.

The Rooftop – This space includes the external area of the Rooftop, with private use of the Rooftop bar. The Rooftop includes cocktail-style furnishings, a retractable roof, heating, demisters and use of the Italian kitchen that features our gold clad pizza oven.

Capriccio’s Corner - Blends indoors with outdoors as this space opens onto the Rooftop and offers an exclusive area in the centre of the action. A popular space for social events like birthdays and hens.

Rosa Room – An alluring private dining room offering an experience fit for a queen (or an intimate bunch for a la carte or banquet).

The Basement

A live performance and dance space that’s been refreshed into a late-night sanctuary for all; a safe home for personal and creative expression, exuberance and inclusivity, and welcomes all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The Basement hosts a line-up of drag and performance art, live music, DJs, partnered and special events, the space will be shared with some of the world’s best party partners to offer Sydney’s most captivating nights. The space is also suited to a theatre-style format as the space offer industry-leading AV and a huge LED screen.

* Please enquire with Time, Space and Occasion so the team can accommodate to your request. 


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