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– Highlights


Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May


Primavera 2015

22 Sep - 06 Dec


Matthys Gerber

22 Sep - 06 Dec

Create and Learn at the

All Learning Programs

– Learning Events



06 Dec, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA


Contemporary Art Studio

31 Mar, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


Creativity in the Primary Classroom 2016

20 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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About the MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Getting Real (Time)

Artist Educator Stephanie Lade reflects on the process of creating a new learning program designed to open up experimental media processes to Primary and Secondary students. more

Farewell Simryn Gill with MCA Young Guides

Listen to an extract of MCA Young Guides tour of Volume One: MCA Collection, as we farewell Simryn Gill’s Carbon Copy (assimilate). more

View the Collection

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– Spotlights from the collection online

Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection on display

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


Watch our latest artist interview with Khaled Sabsabi


The Perfect Location

Ideal for cocktail parties, private dinners and beautiful weddings, the MCA’s venues can be transformed to create just the right look for your event. The MCA Foundation Hall, Harbourside Room and Quayside Room each have spacious private outdoor terraces overlooking Circular Quay, the perfect location for pre-dinner drinks and cocktails.

Catering is provided by two of Sydney’s finest event catering specialists – Culinary Edge in the Foundation Hall and freshcatering in the Rooftop Venues (Quayside Room and Harbourside Room) and Sculpture Terrace. Their flair for delivering innovative menus using the freshest produce will ensure that your special occasion is memorable.

Multi-award winning audiovisual production company, AV1, uses leading edge technology, innovative solutions and creative ideas to produce world class events at the MCA. From complex audio systems to custom stage design, ambient lighting and projection displays, AV1 takes the time to understand the objectives of each event and how best to communicate the key messages.

With a progressive approach, AV1 pushes the boundaries of innovation and personalised service, providing a complete service that offers quality, responsiveness and reliability.


To obtain a quote on venue hire, please contact the Venue Sales Department:

Phone: +61 2 9245 2480

Venue Information

Foundation Hall

Harbourside Room

Quayside Room

Sculpture Terrace

Foundation Hall Quayside Room Harbourside Room Sculpture Terrace
Dinner 300 100 200 160
Cocktail 750 150 300 300
Are sqm 450 290 360 420
Ceiling Height 7 3.7 3.7 2.4
Outdoor Area Yes Yes Yes Yes
Catering Culinary Edge freshcatering freshcatering freshcatering
Audio Visual AV1 AV1 AV1 AV1