News & Updates


May 20, 2024

To: SMSA Community
From: Lisa Harris, Chief Executive Officer
Subject: Important change regarding ticketing policy at SMSA

We would like to share an important change regarding our ticketing policy for events hosted at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts which will only effect non-members.

A $10.00 event charge will commence as of 1 July 2024 for non-members purchasing tickets to all events.

SMSA Members who attend talks, films and events will continue to not be charged as a benefit of membership.

This decision was made to support and reinforce the benefits of being a member of the SMSA and to sustain the quality and growth of our organisation’s activities and initiatives for members.

The SMSA remains committed to providing quality and valuable experiences for our members and we appreciate your understanding and support with this change.

Kind regards,
Lisa Harris
Chief Executive Officer


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