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Venue hire

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 post-lockdown events

We still have spaces available for 2021. Get in touch today.


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 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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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 film 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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Hero x ACMI Events

Hold your next event at ACMI and design your menu from canapes and dishes crafted by Karen Martini and curated beverages by Philip Rich.

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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