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Host your next event at our spacious, versatile and iconic cultural destination.

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Our museum of screen culture at the heart of Fed Square, Melbourne, has been reimagined with a new architectural vision.

From expansive party and launch spaces to AV-ready venues for lectures and rooms for board meetings, ACMI has a range of newly designed spaces available to hire. Our dedicated in-house AV technicians can provide equipment, lighting and sound solutions to suit your unique event needs.

Book now for a truly unique event

We have a range of spaces and experiences available. Get in touch today.

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Enhance your event with an exclusive visit to Light

Book an event to remember with after-hours access to the exhibition Light: Works from Tate's Collection. You can expect exceptional food by Karen Martini, with cocktail function or sit-down dining options throughout our architecturally designed museum. 

HospitalityM and celebrated chef Karen Martini bring their extensive expertise to each and every event, with creative dining solutions to suit your brief. 

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Light: Works from Tate's Collection

Curated by Tate in the UK and drawn from their prestigious collection, this exhibition features artists fascinated and inspired by light, from over 200 years of art history.

See works by Kusama, Turrell, Monet, Turner and many more. See art in a new light.

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Ground floor

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The Story of the Moving Image

An exhibition space full of interactive experiences that can be transformed into a truly unique event space.

Capacity: 450 standing

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Lightwell

A truly customisable space including grand staircase, spacious foyer, lighting design and our new signature exhibition. Perfect for VIP cocktail functions, presentations and curator-led tours.

Capacity: 450 standing

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Lower ground

Underground Gallery

Home to travelling blockbuster exhibitions and one of our largest most sought-after event spaces. Perfect for gala dinners, runway, live music performance and more.

Capacity: 700 standing

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ACMI's expansive underground gallery set up as a fashion runway

Level 1

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Swinburne Studio

A versatile event space with floor to ceiling windows offering a sunlit vista. Perfect for parties, panels, lectures and product launches.

Capacity: 150 seated, 200 standing

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Gandel Digital Future Lab 1

An intimate space with comfortable tiered seating perfect for smaller screenings, live panel talks, presentations and launches.

Capacity: 50 seated, 90 standing

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ACMI Boardroom

Boardroom

Features sweeping views across Fed Square. Suitable for meetings and presentations.

Capacity: 30 seated

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Level 2

Cinemas

Two state of the art cinemas with quality surround sound, perfect for private screenings, launches, conferences and presentations.

Cinema 1: 390 seated
Cinema 2: 168 seated

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Southbank

Social Space at ACMI X

Situated in Southbank, our screen industry coworking hub designed by Six Degrees Architects is a versatile, intimate location perfect for industry events, meet-ups and social gatherings.

Capacity: 60 seated, 80 standing

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HospitalityM and Karen Martini

Event menus are designed from canapes and dishes crafted by Karen Martini and curated beverages by Philip Rich. HospitalityM brings creative bar and dining concepts to make your event truly unmissable.

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ACMI is the home of film festivals

We host some of the biggest and best festivals on Melbourne’s cultural calendar in our venues and online.

Meet our festival partners

Contact us

T: +61 3 8663 2420
E: events@acmi.net.au