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.

Goldfields Theatre


A stylish and contemporary space for medium sized business events, Goldfields Theatre is designed to keep your audience comfortable and captivated. Enjoy refreshments from Goldfields Café + Bar close by and make use of the Courtyard Meeting Rooms for breakout sessions next door. Seating up to 1,005, Goldfields Theatre offers complete versatility for your seminar, concert, guest speaker, conference or graduation ceremony.

Explore our floor plans and space capacities guide

Capacity range

  • Theatre

    1005 people

  • Theatre sub-divided

    628 people

  • Classroom

    525 people

  • Cocktail

    1080 people

  • Banquet

    670 people

  • Cabaret

    536 people

  • Event space

    1296 sqm


Room details

Room features
  • State-of-the-art technology and rigging

  • Support of a dedicated event planner

  • Retractable seats

  • Adjustable soundproof walls

  • Technical advice and support

  • Goldfields Café + Bar, exhibition bays, banquet and meeting rooms nearby

  • Close to car parks, taxi and ride share zones

Accessibility features
  • Room is on ground level

  • Accessible parking and lift at Door 1, 6 and 10, Exhibition Centre Basement Car Park  

  • Braille door signage

  • Entry via automatic door, activated by push button

  • Guide dog friendly

  • TTA hearing assisted telephone available for use

  • Flexible seating available

  • Designated wheelchair seating arrangement, with companion seating

  • Stage ramp or stage lift available, depending on chosen stage setup and room layout

  • Wheelchair accessible toilets nearby

  • Ambulant toilets nearby

  • Prams and strollers must be stored in the Cloak Room at the Customer Service desk next to Goldfields Café

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

  • Large stage

Optional extras:

  • Wireless microphones

  • Display screens

  • Recording or streaming equipment

  • Lectern branding

  • Wireless internet

Please note, this space requires a minimum of three operators.

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