Academy Club (Main Room) - function hire

15 Bunda Street, Canberra

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About the function space

In our eight years of operation we have won multiple awards including best late night entertainment venue for three consecutive years. Having undergone several renovations, we remain Canberra's premiere entertainment destination.

In 2003 the historic Center Cinema was transformed into a super-club of multi million-dollar proportions and the first of its type in Canberra, with a state of the art, custom built sound system, lighting and video equipment.

That's what you get if you party in the Main Room - a full sized cinema screen perfect for product launches and presentations. Also a large bar area, private cloak room and lift access for the true function experience.

Functions get an extended happy hour, which means $3 basic drinks and $6 cocktails between 10pm and 12am.

Function facilities

  • Exclusive bar: Yes
  • Exclusive smoking area: No
  • Exclusive toilets: Yes
  • Wheelchair access: Yes

Smoking area: Outside the venue

Parking: Street parking

Music facilities

This equipment is available in the function space free of charge:

  • Amp: Yes
  • PA System: Yes
  • Speakers: Yes
  • iPod/AUX input: Yes
  • Jukebox: No
  • Dance floor: Yes, proper dance floor
  • Mixer: Yes
  • CDJs: Yes
  • CD Player: Yes
  • Turntables: Yes
  • Mirror ball: Yes
  • Lighting: Yes

Can the venue arrange:

  • DJ hire: Yes
  • Free
    background music: Yes

Can customers bring their own:

  • DJ: Yes
  • Band: Yes

Noise restrictions: None

Further music facilities/conditions:

Play your own mix on our state of the art sound system before 10pm or hire our DJ at $80 per hour.

After that, enjoy the in-house tunes as follows:

Fridays from 10pm: a top night, featuring a mixture of the top local and international DJ performers from all genres. Enjoy a fusion of eclectic sounds, fun people and loads of dancing.

Saturdays from 10pm: the premier clubbing experience encompassing sophistication, glamour and style together with Canberra's best DJs and the best audio and visual experience around.

Sound is delivered by a custom built EAW Avalon sound system.

Conditions for private party hire

Friday $

Saturday $

Hire Charge



+ Minimum spend


on food/drinks


on food/drinks

+ Security staff



= Total



Min—max guests

200 — 440

200 — 440

Party duration

7pm — 10pm   (3 hours)

7pm — 10pm   (3 hours)

Afterwards, the function space:

Opens to the public
(private hire cannot be extended)

Opens to the public
(private hire cannot be extended)

Closing time



Further conditions

The minimum spend bar tab must be paid in advance of your function.

Stay in here at no cost and enjoy the nightclub and DJs after your room becomes non-exclusive, until we close at 3-5am. Guests who arrive after completion of your exclusive function are subject to the standard entry price of $10.

The club opens to the public at 9pm. The public will use the Candy Room until 10pm and then come into the Main Room.

Underage policy

No entry to under-18s.
No exceptions (no wristbands, no stamps).
All guests must be 18 or older.

Drink options

Bar tab, Cash bar/Pay as you go, beverage package

Seasonal surcharges

None. Same hire conditions all weekends of the year.

Sun-Thu functions

Available daily at the same price with different conditions (i.e. later finish time) since the club may not open to the public.

18th, 21st, bucks & hens party policy

  • 18th birthday party: No
  • 21st birthday party: Yes
  • Bucks party: Yes
  • Hens night: Yes

Underage parties are not permitted.

Food / Catering

Presentation facilities

Decorations policy

Ticketed events policy

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