Culture & events

We want Kambri to not only represent the heart of campus, but also become a cultural epicentre for Canberra.

When open in February 2019, Kambri will be a hub for entertainment. Throughout the day, and into the late hours of the night, it will host a variety of fun and engaging events, including theatre, concerts, public lectures, musicals, comedy, movie screenings, banquets and more.

One of the many exciting features of the new Kambri precinct will be a new purpose built Cultural Centre.

Booking events in Kambri

The Cultural Centre (Building 153) will be available for ANU and commercial hire bookings from February 1, 2019 onwards.

If you are interested in booking a conferencing and events space in Kambri, please contact Matthew Sykes - Events and Relationship Manager via email at

Please have the name of your conference, proposed dates and meeting space requirements and timings ready to go.

A venue hire pricing schedule has been developed for the Cultural Centre and is in approval stage. Discounted rates may be available for ANU students and staff.

We look forward to working with you.

Cultural Centre spaces to include:

Large multi-purpose hall
Can be set up for 500 people in stadium seating format, 750+ in standing concert format or 300 in banquet format. Features include a front stage, suspended lighting and production rig and back stage green room.

Small multi-purpose hall
Can be set up for 220 people in stadium seating format, 300 in standing concert format or 150 in banquet format. Features front stage, separate servery, and full lighting and sound production capabilities.

Holds up to 300 people in cinema seating.

Drama theatre
Holds up to 150 people in various seating formats. Features removable stage, sprung floors, separate servery, and lighting and sound production capabilities. The space will cater for Theatre and dance classes, speeches, small concerts and lectures.

*All spaces include access to a lobby and backstage room facilities.

Booking teaching rooms in Kambri

Both the Cultural Centre (Building 153) and the Teaching Centre (Building 155) will be used for teaching purposes, and it is expected that ANU students and staff will be given priority during teaching periods.

ANU timetabling can assist with booking in teaching spaces.