Venue Hire

Gorman Arts Centre

Gorman Main Hall

Newly refurbished Gorman Main Hall. Photo by fm projects, 2015

Newly refurbished Gorman Main Hall. Photo by fm projects, 2015

The Gorman Main Hall is a bright, versatile space that balances heritage architecture with contemporary function.

The hall is an ideal venue for conferences, exhibitions, trade shows and performances. The Gorman Main Hall contains a surround sound system, 8 channel mixer and wireless microphones.

Occupancy Loading – 97 people

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The Ralph Wilson Theatre

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens in the Ralph Wilson Theatre, 2014

Audience watching Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens in the Ralph Wilson Theatre, 2014

The Ralph Wilson Theatre is a 66-seat, black box theatre suitable for performances, lectures, conferences and screenings. Additional chairs may be able to be added upon request.

The Ralph Wilson Theatre is available to hire for private rehearsals, workshops and meetings. 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.

Occupancy Loading – 101 people

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C Block Theatre

C Block Theatre

The C Block Theatre is a black box theatre suitable for a range of hires including performances, lectures and conferences. Situated in the multi-arts hub, the C Block Theatre is a cross-disciplinary venue, with retractable seating banks. By default, the venue is setup in portrait orientation catering for 77 people in raked seating. It may be possible to set the space in landscape format though which will provide 109 seats for the audience.

The C Block Theatre offers the use of a separate foyer with a set of amenities.

Occupancy Loading – 122 people

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Courtyards

Courtyard at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Andrew Sikorski.

Courtyard at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Andrew Sikorski.

Two internal courtyards provide Gorman Arts Centre with attractive gardens and spacious lawns, each with a magnificent Hawthorn tree at its centre.

The courtyards can easily accommodate several hundred guests, and provide a unique garden setting for outdoor screenings, live music, and weddings, right in the centre of Canberra.

Occupancy Loading – 441 people each

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E Block Seminar Room

Social Media for the Arts Forum, E-Block Seminar Room at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Andrew Sikorski.

Social Media for the Arts Forum, E-Block Seminar Room at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Andrew Sikorski.

The E Block Seminar Room at Gorman Arts Centre is ideal for small seminars, training sessions, meetings and workshops. This functional space is well lit, carpeted and features an in-built projector with audio visual facilities.

Capacity – 16 people seated in a boardroom style

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Ainslie Arts Centre

Ainslie Main Hall

The Ainslie Main Hall. Photo by fm projects.

The Ainslie Main Hall. Photo by fm projects.

The Ainslie Main Hall is our largest performance venue, located in our music hub at the historic Ainslie Arts Centre. Flexible seating arrangements make the hall ideal for music performances, conferences, large events, lectures or meeting spaces.

The Ainslie Main Hall has a 16 channel sound system, modular stage, theatrical lighting, artist green room and dressing room.

The Ainslie Main Hall is available to hire for private rehearsals, workshops and meetings. 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.

Occupancy Loading – 232 people
Capacity –
140 people seated

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Adjoining the hall is a Function Room. The Function Room can be hired separately as suitable, or in combination with the Ainslie Main Hall for larger events.
 

Reception Hall

Reception Hall at Ainslie Arts Centre. Photo by Art Atelier.

Reception Hall at Ainslie Arts Centre. Photo by Art Atelier.

Connecting the two heritage wings of Ainslie Arts Centre is the ‘Reception Hall’, a large, open performance space.

This bright and flexible space is suitable for performance, receptions, meetings, workshops, conferences and more. The ‘Reception Hall’ contains a grand piano which can be hired for use in events.

Capacity – 100 people seated, lecture style

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Function Room

The Function Room at Ainslie Arts Centre is a beautiful space that sits adjacent to the Main Hall. It also has a bar and servery attached to it which is also available for hire at an additional cost.

The Function Room is perfect for small gatherings or as a break out or entry space for events happening in the Main Hall.

Occupancy Loading – 70 people

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Classrooms

Classrooms at Ainslie Arts Centre. Photo by Andrew Sikorski.

Classrooms at Ainslie Arts Centre. Photo by Andrew Sikorski.

There are eight classrooms for hire at Ainslie Arts Centre, ranging from approximately 56m2 to 80m2 in size. The spaces lend themselves to one-on-one or group tuition, meetings or workshops. Situated throughout the centre, the classrooms offer a quiet space to work, meet or play. Each classroom comes with chairs and a table. Whiteboards are also available and additional tables may be able to be provided.
Capacity – 30 – 40 people, per room depending on the space/s chosen

For more information and rates, please call 02 6182 0000.
 

Rehearsal Pods

Rehearsal Pods at Ainslie Arts Centre. Photo by Andrew Sikorski, 2015

Rehearsal Pods at Ainslie Arts Centre. Photo by Andrew Sikorski, 2015

Ainslie Arts Centre has three individual, sound-treated Rehearsal Pods available for hire; Pods A, B and C. These spaces are suitable for one-on-one music tuition or individual rehearsal.Capacity – 3 people max

For more information and rates, please call 02 6182 0000.

Music tutors wishing to teach in the pods are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to be part of Ainslie and Gorman’s Music Tuition Program.

 

Offices

Ainslie Offices. Photo by fm projects.

Ainslie Offices. Photo by fm projects.

The Offices at Ainslie Arts Centre are broadband enabled and provide excellent co-working opportunities to music organisations, music teachers and other music professionals.

Capacity – approximately 7 people with individual desk setups