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Venue hire

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

Wait staff pouring Robert Oatley wine at Beings Late night

Image credit: Phoebe Powell

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.

Ground floor


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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Guests gather in the blue-lit ground floor of ACMI, known as the 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


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


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

Capacity: 30 seated

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Level 2


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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ACMI cinemas

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.

Japanese Film Festival (JFF) - key image

Contact us

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