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Venue hire

 

The NFSA has a number of unique and beautiful art deco venues that are available for film screenings, conferences, lectures, presentations and event receptions: Arc cinema, the theatrette, courtyard and exhibition gallery. To plan your event with us, fill in the online enquiry form or email events [at] nfsa.gov.au.

 

Arc Cinema

Make a big impression with our grand art deco cinema

 

Arc cinema is a state-of-the-art, 248-seat venue capable of screening all manner of film formats from the early days of silent film through to the latest digital 3D images. Paired with a Dolby Digital EX sound system, Arc is the perfect venue for your keynote address, lecture or film night. Technical specifications.

 

Theatrette

An intimate venue with a window to the world

The refurbished 114-seat Theatrette is an intimate option for smaller lectures, break-out sessions or live performances. Video conferencing and streaming, WiFi connectivity and laptop support table and charging points will keep your delegates connected throughout your session.

 

Courtyard

Enjoy the outdoors in our beautiful 1930s courtyard

The art deco heritage courtyard features beautifully landscaped gardens framed by cloisters. The courtyard is the perfect venue for event receptions and live music events for up to 250 people.

 

Exhibition Gallery

A heritage-listed space for any event

Our indoor exhibition gallery is perfect for evening cocktails to welcome guests, celebrate a great conference or launch your new product. Located on the edge of the Canberra CBD next to the Australian National University, the NFSA is close to hotels and national attractions.

 

Venue Hire Costs

Arc Cinema  
Evening screening event Mon - Thurs $1200*
 
Evening screening event Fri & Sat $2600*
 
Sunday screening per session Sun $2600*
 
Full day (eg conference) Weekday $4000*
 
Full day + night Weekday $5200*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* includes use of courtyard for supporting functions (e.g. conference catering, pre-movie drinks)
Arc Cinema can project 16mm & 35mm film, 2K & 4K film, and can be adapted for live performance and conference hosting
Theatrette  
Evening screening event Mon - Thurs $800*
 
Evening screening event Fri & Sat $1200*
 
Sunday screening per session Sun $1200*
 
Full day (eg conference) Weekday $2500*
 
Full day + night Weekday $3000*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* includes use of courtyard for supporting functions (e.g. conference catering, pre-movie drinks)
Theatrette can project digital files, DVD and Blu-Ray, and can be adapted for live performance and conference hosting
Courtyard  
Evening function Mon, Tues, Thu $600
 
Weekend function $1000 (3 hr, +$200 per additional hour)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note - NFSA uses the Courtyard for its own activity on Wednesday and Friday evenings
Note - Courtyard pricing does not include AV support, priced separately
Gallery  
Evening event Mon - Thurs $800
 
Evening event Fri & Sat $1200
 
Exhibition (week) Weekdays* $800
 
Exhibition (full week incl W/E)* $2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* includes some AV, pricing is venue-only (noting exhibitions, events etc may need to source their own display boards, hanging systems, lighting, etc).
Wedding  
Gallery and Courtyard Sat $2250*
 
Gallery and Courtyard Sun $3000*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* includes Friday before (strictly 9am to 5pm) for bump-in, decoration, rehearsal, etc. Venue only (including some AV) - pricing does not include catering, room set-up, available separately from Food by Chatts [Phone: 02 6249 5847]
Audiovisual and Technical Services
 
Additional technician $90 per hour
 
Audio recording of event as .mp3 file $200 (per session, $500 per day for conference)
 
Video recording of event in Theatrette as .mp4 file $200 (per session, $500 per day for conference)
 
Video recording of event in Arc as .mp4 file $500 (per session, $1000 per day for conference)
 
Piano hire in Arc(Yamaha Dislaviera MK III) with tuning $500 per day
 
Audio AV for Courtyard $250
 
Audio AV for Gallery $250
 
Audio and video (with HDMI feed for your laptop) $500
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submit: Event enquiry form

 

Additional information

Media

You must deliver to the NFSA all media that is to be displayed at the event in the final viewing version, at least five working days prior to the event commencement. The NFSA will confirm required media formats as part of the Venue Hire Agreement. The NFSA will charge a late fee of $100 per day for media not received within this time frame. The NFSA cannot offer media conversion services.

Audiovisual equipment

A dedicated technician will be on site to assist with your audiovisual needs. The venue hire fee includes projection and a fixed lectern and microphone. Additional audiovisual equipment may incur an additional fee.

Copyright and classification

The Hirer will be fully responsible for any copyright clearances involved in any works exhibited as part of the venue hire arrangement. Written clearances are required and must be provided to the NFSA prior to the Event. The Hirer will be responsible for any liability if there is failure to clear copyright correctly. Classification clearances for any works publicly exhibited will be the responsibility of the Hirer and must be provided in writing to the NFSA prior to screenings.

Ticketing

The NFSA can sell or distribute tickets for your event on your behalf for the additional fee of $150 per event. A valid tax invoice must be supplied at the conclusion of the event for the monies collected for the event to be processed.

Conduct of events

The Hirer shall ensure that all visitors invited to the Event conduct themselves in an orderly manner. The NFSA reserves the right to remove from the premises any person whose conduct is disorderly or offensive.

Opening hours

If your event occurs within opening hours you may be required to share some common areas with the general public. The NFSA is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, as well as Friday nights, weekends and public holidays for advertised events (see Events calendar).

Deliveries

Please ensure all deliveries are made to the NFSA loading dock; deliveries to reception will not be accepted. The loading dock is open Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm.

Cleaning

If cleaning required after the Event is considered by the NFSA to be excessive then the Hirer will be required to meet all cleaning costs incurred by the NFSA, which will be charged as an Additional Fee. Cleaning will be organised by the NFSA the day after the Event.

Parking

There are 39 paid parking spaces at the NFSA located on McCoy Circuit. Paid parking is $2.50 per hour and $15.70 for all day, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm. There is also street parking available around the NFSA. There is ample parking in the vicinity for after hours and weekend events.