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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: 

Ainslie Main Hall: 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.

Classrooms: 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. Seating and whiteboards available.

Rehearsal Pods: 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. 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.

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

Quick Facts About The Region

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