Say Hi to PHIVE @ Parramatta Square

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Say hi to PHIVE at Parramatta Square! We explored PHIVE, City of Parramatta’s new community, cultural and civic hub. It’s a place to learn connect and do business.

Pronounced “five”, you definitely need to get there at some point! It’s a really cool and innovative space, home to all sort of coolness including lots of upcoming free school holiday programs – make sure to keep your eye out on their socials and website.

Over six levels, PHIVE is a destination for community, culture and services, including:

  • The brand new City of Parramatta Library, with an extensive book collection, digital resources, dedicated Children’s Library, and study areas.
  • Flexible spaces available for hire by businesses and the community, including Active Wellness Studios, Smart Tech Labs, Meeting rooms, Sound Recording Studios, and Maker Spaces. All featuring the latest in technology.
  • An exciting program of events and exhibitions. 
  • Community hub and creative spaces for gathering, creating, studying and connecting.
  • City of Parramatta customer contact centre and visitor services.
  • The new City of Parramatta Council Chambers, Parramatta’s central seat of governance.
  • A café will soon be open with dine-in, grab-and-go and click-and-collect options. 

City of Parramatta Library

Inside PHIVE, on levels 1 and 2, make sure to visit the brand new City of Parramatta Library – what an inspirational place to spend time! You can’t beat reading a book to your little one (or alone!) in a stunning library like this – it’s feel so wholesome and right and good. 

Did you know you can take snacks/food into PHIVE and the library? Very handy if you are bringing little kids. Library story time is on 3 days a week – check out their website for more details.

The Library has extended its hours for your convenience, now open: 9am–8pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am-5pm Friday to Sunday.

Brickman Cities

Discover a world of LEGO® brick creations at Brickman Cities, located in PHIVE, and build your own adventure! Tickets are available til 23 April and it’s DEFINITELY worth checking out!

This amazing and immersive world of LEGO® brick skyscrapers and cityscapes is truly one for every member of the family to enjoy. Get up close to global landmarks and cut-aways built by Brickman, the Southern Hemisphere’s most skilled brick artist (as seen on LEGO® Masters). Explore Lower Manhattan built entirely of white LEGO bricks and take in the 3D projected stories of New York.

With more than 2 million LEGO® bricks in colourful brick pits, you can create your own masterpiece and add to the city of the future!

This is an all-ages exhibition – a great way to spend time with friends and family.

Where: PHIVE, 5 Parramatta Square

When: Until Sunday 23 April 2023.

Tickets: Adult tickets now at Children’s prices, Family passes now $36.

Link: Brickman LEGO® Cities

Parramatta Square

Parramatta has been transformed and you need to see it! Experience Parramatta Squares’ award-winning architecture, premium commercial spaces, bustling dining precinct and more.

The $3.2 billion transformation was described as a natural response to the drive and growth of Parramatta City, creating a precinct alive with inspiring architecture, commerce, culture, open public spaces and seamless integration with transport and retail. The design inspires the easy flow of people through and around the development, opening up a world of dining and retail opportunities that feel completely integrated.

The Square is a fantastic addition to Parramatta with beautiful open spaces, greenery, connection to public transport, lots of opportunity for kids to run around and awesome food options, both causal and fine dining PLUS Rivareno ice cream just next to the big statue of the bus.