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Australia Council’s recent announcement that 65 organisations will no longer receive funding under its Four-Year Funding program (previously Key Organisations), delivering a major blow to our contemporary visual arts sector. more

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Book and confirm your event this winter at an MCA Rooftop Venue and enjoy a 20% discount on Venue Hire + Food and Beverage by Fresh Catering, a complimentary lunch to the value of $200 at the MCA Café and a bottle of Pommery Champagne, plus a further 10% discount on your next event held at the MCA.

Book your event in the MCA’s Foundation Hall during this period and receive a 20% discount on venue hire + 10% discount on Food and Beverage by Culinary Edge, a complimentary lunch at Graze Restaurant, plus a further 10% discount on your next event held at the MCA.

Contact the MCA Venues team to book your event.
Email: Phone: +61 2 9245 2480

Terms and conditions
*offer applies to reservations made before 30 June 2016 and held by 31 August 2016. Rooftop Venues include the Harbourside Room, Quayside Room and the Sculpture Terrace. 10% discount applies to venue hire made within a 12month period, excluding Vivid, Nov/Dec)

Vivid Views Offer

Treat your guests to one of the most spectacular views of VIVID Sydney 2016. Overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour, the MCA Ambassador’s Terrace is the perfect location to host your next event in a Reserved Area without all the crowds as the city lights up around you.

Stand Up Cocktail Packages available
3 Hour Food and Beverage or 4 hour Food and Beverage
Styling and furniture included
Minimum numbers of 100 required
Capacity up to 150 guests

Contact the MCA Venues team to book your event.
Email: Phone: +61 2 9245 2480

Terms and conditions
*offer applies to bookings made for events during VIVID Sydney (27 May – 18 June) on the MCA Ambassador’s Terrace. Subject to availability.

Vivid Sydney at the MCA

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

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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