AIS Arena
AIS Arena


The AIS Arena is the Canberra Region's number 1 multi-purpose entertainment and function venue. 

The AIS Arena has hosted everything from Pink, Lady GaGa, Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder concerts to annual conferences and expos for many national associations, government organisations and industry groups.

As Canberra's largest multi-purpose venue, it is capable of holding concerts, theatre performances, conventions, conferences, gala dinners, expos and indoor sports events, the AIS Arena has a seating capacity of up to 4,200 people. 

Don't be fooled by it's size though, the heated indoor venue can also offer intimate concert and theatre capacities for smaller audiences too. By adapting seating, staging and draping, our intimate mode set up creates a great warm atmosphere for the Artist and audience.

AIS Arena

The possibilities are endless in the AIS Arena — a distinct venue boasting enormous ceiling heights and great versatility. Whether it’s a conference for 4,200 delegates, a gala dinner for 900, or your next tradeshow or exhibition — you’re only limited by your imagination!

Suitable for
  • Cabaret
  • Cocktail functions
  • Concerts
  • Conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Gala dinners
  • Graduations and other awards
  • Media events
  • Product launches
  • School formals
  • Sport Events
  • Trade Shows
  • Weddings
Venue space
  • Area 1,850 sqm
  • Height 12.6 m
Additional info
  • Carpark spaces 3,500
Venue capacity
  • Theatre 4200
  • Classroom 450
  • Banquet 900
  • Cabaret 728
  • Cocktails 900
  • Cafe 850
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AIS Arena at a Glance

The AIS Arena, Canberra’s largest function space, can cater for up to 4,200 delegates in a theatre-style setting. It has hosted everything from Pink and Lady GaGa concerts to international sporting events, annual conferences and gala dinners for many national associations, industry groups, corporates and government organisations.
3,500 capacity car park
Adaptable Seating Capacity
Scalable capacity from 500 to 4,200 reserved seating.

Fully customisable for any event including concerts, exhibitions, gala dinners and much more.

Event setup
Our dedicated events team can work with you from beginning to end to create a successful event.
Onsite box office, ATM, café and shop.
Internet access

Free wifi across campus, including in Artist, production and team change rooms.

The surrounds
Close to the Canberra CBD, hotels, restaurants and bars.
Getting there
Free parking and easy access to public transport.

Upcoming events.