Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
+61 2 6277 5309

The Great Hall

The prestigious Great Hall is one of Australia’s most impressive settings, with a soaring ceiling and polished wood floors against a backdrop of the famous Arthur Boyd tapestry.
Opening Hours of Venue: 
Opening Hours of Office: 
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
Are there different opening times for the venue for a performance compared to a rehearsal? If so please state: 
Is the venue closed on any public holidays or other dates during the year?: 
Christmas Day
Technical Facilities
Sound system: 
6xfully customized speaker stacks suspended from ceiling.
Sound engineer: 
Upon negotiation
Standard day lighting however lighting rigs are available for additional lighting.
Stage can be put in for added cost - it is approx 2.4m x 1.8m with adjustable height
Does the venue have any sound restrictions: 
Not unless it interrupts the functioning of Parliament.
If the venue is not on the ground floor, are there any ramps or lifts for loading heavy equipment: 
Yes, fully accessible with ramps and lifts
Can event managers bring in their own sound and/or lights: 
General Facilities
Total capacity: 
1000 theatre style
Seating capacity: 
400 class room style
Security provided: 
Yes at cost
Door person provided: 
Kitchen options: 
Catering options are available through IHG upon negotiation.
Bar options: 
Cash bars can be set up at the back of the Great Hall.
Air conditioning available: 
Yes, fully climate controlled
Greenroom and dressing rooms?: 
3 robing rooms
Cleaning Policy: 
When there is catering cleaning is included. Otherwise $400
Number of Toilets: 
Plenty of toilets are available.
Disabled Toilets: 
Fire Exits?: 
Does the venue have available instruments on the premises?: 
If so are there any special requirements for these instruments?: 
$800 for it to be tuned and moved.
Is there a dance floor: 
Plenty of room for dance floor
Parking facilities
What parking facilities are available?: 
2000 car spaces are available underneath Parliament House
Is it paid parking?: 
Is the space suitable for a performance, a rehearsal or a teaching venue?: 
Does the venue have a typical market segment: 
Politicians, public servants, business professionals, students
Does the venue have a certain style of décor: 
High end function hall
Fees and Charges
Hire rates: 
Approx $6000 base payment
Community discount rate: 
Sponsorship process is available
No ticketing service
Insurance provided or expected: 
Not required but recommended
Cancellation policy: 
4 tier policy: 120 days - 25%, 90 days - 50%, 60 days - 75%, 30 days - 100%
Disabilities Facilities and Access
Is there a ramp to the building?: 
Yes, fully accessible
Sound Insulation
Is the venue insulated from the outside noise?: 
Is the venue close to a main/noisy road?: 
Marketing and Ticketing
Does the venue provide its own advertising for performances?: 
Recording Facilities
Are there recording facilities?: 
No recording facilities but can be brought in through suppliers.
What is the quality of these facilities?: 
Dependent on supplier