A temple of live music


Altar is a temple of live music, in the heart of Nipaluna / Hobart. A space to embrace the night, where the lights are low and spirits are high.


A love letter to our city's thriving music scene, Altar hosts a genre-spanning slate of live shows within its unholy walls, as well as recurring events. First opened for Dark Mofo 2019, Altar embodies the deep, dark roots of In The Hanging Garden's cultural precinct—it's a place to lose sleep, where there's always music in the air.


Altar is fully accessible with an accessible toilet. Accessible entry is via the chevron laneway on 112 Murray Street. There is braille signage and tactile ground surface indicators throughout the venue.

Opening Hours

Friday + Saturday, 7pm–3am

Venue Hire

Host your own late night soirée inside Hobart’s temple of live music. It’s dark and moody and fits up to 350 people within its sacred confines. Altar can be booked out on any night of the week for cocktail style and theatre style private events, subject to programming. To learn more, view our Venue Hire page.

What's on


Fri 01
Sat 02
Sat 02
Fri 15
Lune River
with Lasca Dry + RiVaLu
Sat 16
Sat 16
God Complex III
MC Yallah & Debmaster (UG & FR) + AXON BREEZE (DJ set) + Saintless + Live: Brianna Jade + Samora Squid
Sun 17
Roda de Samba
Thu 21
Sons Of The East
Australian Tour
Fri 22
Geraldine Hickey
Don't Tease Me About My Gloves
Fri 22
Nina Oyama
Nina Oyama is Coming
Sat 23
Resident Comedy
Local Comedy Showcase
Sat 23
Lizzy Hoo
Hoo's That Girl?
Sat 23
Sun 24
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Fronzoli Album Tour
Thu 28
FFFear EP Launch
Fri 29