– Highlights


Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

Special Event

Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

25 Birthday Weekend

Artist Talk

11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.


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:

Email: venues@mca.com.au
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