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Boasting enormous ceiling heights and excellent versatility, the AIS Arena is perfect for any occasions

A venue for all occasions

The AIS has numerous event and function venues, each with varying capacity (depending on room configuration) and dimensions.

You can also utilise the AIS's world-class sporting venues, including the athletics track, grass fields, fitness centre, gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and more!

Event venues available for hire include:

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!

Marathon Room

With life-size images of Australia’s Sydney Olympic Heroes, the Marathon Room is the perfect location for your next banquet for 140, cocktail reception for 250, launch or sports-themed event.


Our interactive sporting exhibit, Sportex, is ideal for cocktails or other events for up to 120 guests. Guests can try their hand at basketball, football, rowing and even virtual downhill skiing! Elite athletes can be in attendance to demonstrate the interactive exhibits.

AIS Theatrette

This is an ideal venue for conferences, seminars, panel discussions and media launches. With pull-out writing desktops for each chair, nearby break-out rooms and disabled access, the AIS Theatrette is perfect for your next event. Holds up to 314 delegates and has wheelchair access. Audio-visual equipment is included in the room hire.

Conference rooms

Our Gold, Silver and Bronze conference rooms can hold up to 24 -150 for any kind of function. They are all conveniently located beside the AIS Theatrette and are ideal for breakout sessions or for use as individual meeting rooms.

Venue capacity

Facility Theatre Lecture Classroom/
Boardroom Banquet Cocktails Cabaret Area
AIS Arena 4200 900 1400 1917 12.5
AIS Theatrette 314
Gold Room 120 60 45 42 90 150 60 198 2.6
Silver Room 80 40 35 35 50 36 91 2.6
Bronze Room 30 27 24 24 40 32 56 2.6
Sports Visitor Centre Theatrette 69
Marathon Room 70 30 24 24 140 250 64 330 2.6
Slam Dunk Room 120 60 42 42 100 200 64 202 4.0
Sportex 120
Moran Room 20 10 10 20 57 2.9
Sports Visitor Centre 750 7-7.5

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Australia's most successful Olympic event is the Men's 1500m Freestyle.