Ainslie Arts Centre

With a newly renovated interior, the Ainslie Arts Centre boasts 3 sound-insulated tuition pods, eight classrooms, broadband enabled co-working spaces and two large halls.

The Ainslie Main Hall is a fully fledged, refurbished, concert hall featuring original heritage wooden flooring, new lighting and AV equipment and a high ceiling with acoustic panelling. Booking enquiries are accepted for private rehearsals and workshops only. If you are interested in discussing public performance opportunities, please submit an expression of interest to be part of our creative program and one of our Creative Producers will be in touch.

The Reception Hall is a bright, flexible space connecting the two heritage wings of the Ainslie Arts Centre. A separate foyer adjoining the space is ideal for event registration, or pre and post-event canapés and drinks. Opening out onto an internal courtyard to the rear of the space, the Reception Hall can seat 132 delegates in lecture style.

Gorman Arts Centre

Gorman Arts Centre features a diverse range of venues, including beautifully landscaped courtyards, multi-use performance spaces, meeting spaces and a broadband enabled co-working hub.

The Gorman Main Hall is a large, well-lit space located in the heart of Gorman Arts Centre. Able to accommodate 80 guests in lecture-theatre style seating, or a standing function for up to 97 guests, the Gorman Main Hall offers contemporary facilities in a heritage environment. The Main Hall opens directly onto two large courtyards with covered walkways that can also be hired for events, or used as quiet and tranquil break-out spaces.

Gorman Arts Centre also has a range of other special venues including, seminar rooms, black box theatres and multi-purpose halls.

For further information and venue specifications, please visit our dedicated Venue Hire page.

  • Courtyard at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Peter Hislop.
  • Ainslie Reception Hall. Photo by Andrew Sikorski, 2015
  • Newly refurbished Gorman Main Hall. Photo by FM Projects, 2015
  • Image: Courtesy of FM Projects

Our Spaces

Located in the heart of the city in the dynamic suburb of Braddon, Ainslie and Gorman are twin arts centres located within 500 metres from one another.

Both heritage listed centres offer unique and exciting venue opportunities for arts activities, conferences, weddings and more.