Australian Poetry Hall of Fame

Thundercloud reciting poetry in front of Australian Poetry Hall of Fame mural
Australian poetry Hall of Fame stage and auditorium
Seahorse Medicine Cafe at the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame
The dress circle gallery at the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame
Guyra Farmers

Australian Poetry Hall of Fame

144 Bradley Street, Guyra, New South Wales 2365

(02) 6779 1628



Located on Kamilaroi land, the Arcadia Theatre in Guyra is a venue once more as the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame. Established in 2020 to celebrate and preserve Australian poets and their poetry. There is a large collection of Australian poetry, the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame featuring poetry and portraits of famous Australian poets. There is a large auditorium with a stage for events, a bookshop, art supplies, gift shop and market every Saturday morning and open mic poetry night every Wednesday evening. You can enjoy some of the vegetarian/vegan delights from Seahorse Medicine Cafe and also browse the Red Door Gallery featuring local and national artists. Groups are catered for with special packages available which include poetry performances and talks on Australian poets and poetry. Guyra is on the New England Highway half way between Newcastle and Brisbane, 30 minutes north of Armidale.

Facilities found here

Barbeque, Cafe, Conference/Convention Facilities, Enquiry Desk, Family Friendly, Food and Refreshments, Gallery / Museum, Non Smoking, Public Toilet, Shop / Gift Shop,

Accessibility Information

Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia), Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss., Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss., Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids), Caters for people who use a wheelchair., Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.,

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.