Image Alt

Australian Academy of Science (The Shine Dome)

At the Shine Dome, we’ve got events down to a fine science. Built in 1959 and Heritage-listed in 2005, the Dome’s modernist fittings and furnishings are timeless and elegant. Our flexible event spaces have an airy ambience and retro-futuristic feel. The Shine Dome is situated between arty New Acton with its hotels and cafés, and the Australian National University campus with the new Kambri precinct—making it perfectly placed for your next special event.
The Ian Wark Theatre
The main auditorium, the Ian Wark Theatre, seats 150 on the ground floor with additional seating for up to 100 on the mezzanine level. The seating on the ground floor consists of plush armchairs, designed to be as comfortable as the back seat of a vintage Humber, each with an individual timber desk. The seating and desks are ideal for all theatre-style events and are equipped with power for personal devices.
The Jaeger Room
The Jaeger Room is a versatile space, bathed in natural light and tranquil reflections from the surrounding moat. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer views towards the Nishi Building and glimpses of Lake Burley Griffin. This room is ideal for break-out spaces, conference catering, cocktail functions, workshops, meetings, lunches, dinners, weddings and more.
The Becker Room
The Becker Room is a grand boardroom equipped with modern audio-visual facilities. The Becker Room can be used for boardroom meetings, interview panels, lunches and dinners.
The Dorothy Hill Room
The Dorothy Hill Room is a new space that is easily transformed to the setup of your choice. With newly installed audio-visual equipment this can be the perfect breakout space for your conference, with the ability to open out into our foyer.
The Fenner Room
The Fenner Room is an intimate meeting room that can be set in numerous configurations based on requirements. The Fenner Room features historical artefacts that give the room a warm and inviting ambience.
From freshly baked breakfast to grand banquets, we can do it all.
Choose from our many catering options or work with us to develop
your own menu for a special or themed occasion.

  • Award-winning architecture
  • Heritage-listed building
  • Abundant natural light
  • Free public WiFi
  • Accommodation close by
  • Walking distance to Canberra CBD, ANU campus and New Acton precinct
    In-house audio-visual equipment with custom packages available

Address 15 Gordon Street, Acton ACT 2601
Phone 02 6201 9400

Convention Function Areas

Area Capacity
  Theatre Cocktail Banquet Boardroom Cabaret U-Shape Square Classroom
Ian Wark Theatre 250
Jaeger Room 160 200 100 50 80 45 53 50
Becker Room 24
Dorothy Hill Room 56 60 40 28 32 27 30 18
Fenner Room 30 20 10 12

Are you ready to plan your event in Canberra?

Contact us to find out more 

You don't have permission to register