Bryan Wilson
Parliament House, Canberra, ACT

The Marble Foyer

The Marble Foyer is a high end venue located at the Australian Parliament House. The Marble Foyer welcomes guests with two sweeping marble staircases and 48 marble clad columns, reminiscent of a eucalyptus forest. An impressive entry to the Great Hall, the foyer is an elegant pre-dinner cocktail venue.
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: 
No inbuilt sound system.
Sound engineer: 
Can be hired at cost, subject to negotiations.
Standard flourescent lights
Stage is usually the staircase of the Marble Foyer.
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: 
No ramps in Marble Foyer
Can event managers bring in their own sound and/or lights: 
General Facilities
Total capacity: 
Approx 50, can do cabaret style
Security provided: 
Door person provided: 
Kitchen options: 
Kitchen options are available through IHG Catering upon negotiation.
Bar options: 
Cash bars can set up in the foyer
Air conditioning available: 
Yes, fully climate controlled
Greenroom and dressing rooms?: 
3 robing rooms
Cleaning Policy: 
When there is catering it costs approx. $400
Number of Toilets: 
Plenty of toilets are available.
Disabled Toilets: 
Fire Exits?: 
Does the venue have available instruments on the premises?: 
Is there a dance floor: 
Parking facilities
What parking facilities are available?: 
2000 spaces available under ground.
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: 
Public servants, politicians, business people
Does the venue have a certain style of d├ęcor: 
High end marble foyer
Fees and Charges
Hire rates: 
Subject to negotiation
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?: 
Ramp to building
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 but can be arranged through external suppliers
What is the quality of these facilities?: 
Dependent upon external suppliers
Is there an induction process to use said facilities or is there a desired technician?: