Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Narrm, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and to Elders of all First Nations communities that visit MCEC.

Clarendon Auditorium and Foyer

Auditorium room full of rows of black seats facing a large projector screen at the front of the room over a stage. The MCEC logo is displayed on the screen over a pink and red shape design.

Clarendon Auditorium and Foyer provides the perfect space for small conferences, presentations, keynote speeches or educational lectures. It has a spacious seated theatre for up to 466 guests and an open foyer for registration, drinks and mingling. Ideal for in-person or hybrid events, the auditorium comes complete with world-class event technology, including screens, microphones, projectors and adjustable stage lighting as well as digital event solutions.

Explore our floor plans and space capacities guide
A man stand facing the camera amongst rows of black seats. A stage with large lit up letters saying People Place Technology under a large white screen are in the background.
An expansive auditorium featuring multiple rows of seating and a prominent projector screen for presentations and events.
An expansive auditorium featuring multiple rows of seating and a prominent projector screen for presentations and events.
An expansive auditorium featuring multiple rows of seating and a prominent projector screen for presentations and events.
A spacious auditorium featuring neatly arranged rows of chairs and a prominent podium at the front, perfect for hosting large events and conferences.
An empty foyer with orange walls, a prominent painting on the wall and scattered standing tables around with a main seated table and chairs facing the staircase coming up to the foyer.

Capacity range

  • Theatre

    466 people

  • Theatre sub-divided

    313 people

  • Foyer space

    550 sqm

  • Foyer cocktail

    458 people

  • Event space

    558 sqm

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Room details

Room features
  • Adjacent foyer for pre-event registration and catering

  • Support of a dedicated event planner

  • Technical advice and support

  • Shed Café, meeting and breakout rooms nearby

  • Close to public transport and parking

Accessibility features
  • Room on level 1 of Exhibition Centre with lift access nearby

  • Accessible parking and lift at Door 1, Exhibition Centre Basement Car Park

  • Guide dog friendly

  • Flexible seating available

  • Wheelchair seating can be arranged, depending on chosen room layout

  • Seats with armrests available, depending on setup chosen

  • Stage ramp available

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets nearby

  • Ambulant toilets nearby

  • Prams and strollers allowed

Technology features

Pre-installed technology:

  • Intelligent lectern with fixed microphones and presentation computer

  • High definition projector and screen

  • Vision control system

  • PA system for sound amplification

  • Audio control desk

  • Basic stage lighting with control

  • Multifunction touch panel

  • In-built stage

Optional extras:

  • Wireless microphones

  • Display screens

  • Recording or streaming equipment

  • Lectern branding

  • Wireless internet

Please note this space requires a minimum of one operator.

Room location