Community & Neighbourhood Centres

About Us

We have a selection of rooms for hire to help encourage a full, vibrant program of arts activity at our centres, including core programs, our residents’ activities, and external hirers looking for meeting, rehearsals, or workshop space. Your booking request will be assessed in line with our programming objectives. Due to the high demand for space we cannot guarantee that all requests can be accommodated.

If you wish to enquire about public events or performances at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, we are calling for Expressions of Interest for our artistic program here.

Please note that our venues are not available for private parties (other than weddings). If you are enquiring about a wedding, please visit our Weddings information page.

Facilities available for hire include: 

Gorman Main Hall: 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.

Ralph Wilson Theatre: A 66 seat, black box theatre suitable for performances, lectures, conferences and screenings.

C Block Theatre: A black box theatre suitable for a range of hires including performances, lectures and conferences.

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

E Block Seminar Room: The E Block Seminar Room at Gorman Arts Centre is ideal for small seminars, training sessions, meetings and workshops.

For more information and rates, please call 02 6182 0000 or email us at [email protected]

Quick Facts About The Region

Gorman Arts Centre is located in the suburbs of Braddon and Canberra Central, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.