Gorman Main Hall

Heritage venue in Canberra for hire.
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Built in the 1920s, the Gorman Main Hall is at the heart of Gorman Arts Centre, overlooking a courtyard on each side, with magnificent Hawthorn trees. This bright open space is an ideal venue for cocktail functions, conferences, exhibitions, launches, trade shows and performances.

Venue Specifications

  • Dimensions: 12 m x 9.3 m
  • Occupancy Loading: 97 people
  • Capacity: 80 people seated lecture style, 90 people standing
  • Standard Inclusions: 80 padded chairs, 4 flip-top tables and a whiteboard
  • Features: Kitchenette with sink, dishwasher and microwave. No fridge available.
  • Floor: 112 square metres, polished recycled timber floors. Suitable for barefoot or soft shoe dancing only. No heels or taps
  • Power: 240V power is available throughout the hall
  • Lighting: Large pendant and LED lights. Limited theatre lights may be available upon request
  • Sound: The hall has a surround sound system and 8-channel mixer
  • Heating / Cooling: reverse cycle air conditioners, ducted heating and ceiling fans


Discounted rates available for art centre residents, not-for-profit and arts organisations.

2023 Rates


Full Hourly Rate: $112.00 (inc. GST)
Full Daily Rate: $784.00 (inc. GST)

These rates are for venue hire only. For events that may need staffing and other additional resources, please send an inquiry to venues@ainslieandgorman.com.au