Gorman House Arts Centre Gorman House Arts Centre is an ACT Government facility - Admin office open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm



Venue hire

Gorman House Arts Centre and Ainslie Arts Centre offer meeting venues, rehearsal and performance spaces just a five minute walk from Canberra's CBD.

Gorman House Arts Centre 

Bogong Theatre

The Bogong Theatre is a versatile conference, seminar or training venue. Originally built in the 1920s as a dining room, the Bogong features a high ceiling with exposed beams, reverse cycle air conditioning, and opens onto courtyards enclosed by covered walkways. It is adjacent to courtyard dining at the Sage Restaurant.

The Bogong Theatre has a capacity of up to 75 people, though we recommend between 50 and 60 people for lecture style seating. A whiteboard, overhead projector and additional chairs and tables are available.

Fireplace Room

The Fireplace Room is a quiet, comfortable meeting and training venue. The space is well lit, carpeted, and has reverse cycle air conditioning. It adjoins the Bogong Theatre via a foyer, and for larger events the two spaces may be hired together.

The Fireplace Room can be divided by a retractable wall to create two pleasant rooms, each seating 30, with separate access.


The unique Gorman House courtyards are available for events and functions. Please contact our office to discuss your needs.

ArtSit Apartment

The ArtSit is a small studio bedsit overlooking the East Courtyard at Gorman House, with a double bed, kitchenette, table and chairs and a separate bathroom.

The ArtSit aims to provide low cost, comfortable accommodation for artists, curators or arts industry workers who are working on projects within the Centre or in Canberra. Please note that the ArtSit does not currently have acces to a separate working studio.

Priority is given to applicants for whom the availability of the ArtSit will make a difference to the project proposed.

Ainslie Arts Centre

The Ainslie Arts Centre offers two large halls, an external courtyard, and a variety of classroom-style spaces available for hire for meetings, rehearsals and performances, including:

Reception Hall

Main Hall

Eight classrooms of various sizes

For more information or bookings, please phone (02) 6249 7377, or email admin@gormanhouse.com.au.