Theatre: 150

Banquet: 100

Cocktail: 155

Rooms: 0

On-site dining

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest regional gallery in Australia and one of the most welcoming and engaging. Located in the heart of Ballarat, it embodies the city’s rich history and vibrant contemporary experiences.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is the perfect venue for a range of events from, business meetings to private functions. As well as a contemporary hall for larger gatherings, some exhibition galleries are available for wedding services and receptions.

The McCain Hall is the gallery’s main function area and can accommodate up to 255 guests for a standing function or 150 seated. It has a crisp contemporary design, with white walls and bluestone floor and includes the Annexe – a light and airy space overlooking Alfred Deakin Place and the Camp Street arts precinct. The McCain Hall and Annexe can be used as separate spaces or opened to form a larger function room.

There are a range of spaces also available in the exhibition galleries, providing opportunities to host select events surrounded by masterpieces of Australian art. The gallery has facilities for talks and presentations, including a lectern, plasma screen and internet access. An on-site commercial kitchen can be made available to approved caterers.




Meeting rooms



40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

0.6km from town centre

Venue capacity

McCain Hall15010060---155
McCain Annexe806040---100
Oddie Gallery1208050---120

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

0.6km from town centre

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