Capacity:

Theatre: 280

Banquet: 130

Cocktail: 290

Rooms: 0

On-site dining

The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute is a majestic venue that seamlessly blends historical charm with modern amenities, making it the ideal setting for a wide range of events and gatherings. With its rich heritage features, this venue transports you to a bygone era while offering state-of-the-art facilities.

Our offerings include cinema-quality projection on a spacious presentation screen, a lectern and risers for enhanced visibility, a professional sound system, recently updated lighting equipment, and internet access throughout the building.

Among our versatile spaces is the crown jewel, the Minerva Space—a 280-seat theatre ballroom featuring a proscenium-arch stage. The Humffray Room, with its 100-seat capacity, boasts an incredibly high ceiling, a heritage grand piano, and a built-in bar, making it perfect for a variety of events.

For more intimate gatherings or breakout sessions, the Hugh Williamson Foyer offers a welcoming ambiance.

We take accessibility seriously, and our venue is fully accessible via the front foyer’s lift, ensuring that all guests can enjoy the splendid surroundings.

Whether you’re planning a conference, presentation, performance, formal dinner, cinema screening, exhibition, or training session, the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute is the perfect backdrop for your event. Experience the timeless elegance of our historic venue.

Facilities

Accessible

Bar

Breakout spaces

Conference/function facilities

Family-friendly

In-house A/V

Licensed

Meeting rooms

Non-smoking

Wi-fi

117/119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

0.6km from town centre

Venue capacity

RoomTheatreBanquetCabaretClassroomBoardroomU-ShapeCocktail
Minerva Space280130----290
Humffray Room1006040403030130
Hugh Williamson Foyer-30-2014-30
Heritage Reading Room----16-60

117/119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

0.6km from town centre

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