Academy launches website to promote the Shine Dome as a venue

November 28, 2018

Most of us know how fascinating and unique the Academy’s Shine Dome is, but have you ever considered it as a venue to hold an event?

The Academy has launched a new website to help people based in Australia or internationally to explore what the venue has to offer.

There is a variety of spaces for small to large groups—the grand Ian Wark Theatre is the centrepiece, with the other rooms, most with large windows, located on the building's outer curve.

There are many catering options, with the flexibility to develop a special or themed menu.

The Shine Dome and its custom-designed furniture were created to reflect the inquiring and innovative nature of science. It was the first Canberra building to be added to the National Heritage List, for its historical and architectural significance.

Find out more about the Shine Dome as a venue for events (

Read the conference kit (PDF 1mb)

Follow the Shine Dome on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

Did you know?

In 2000 the dome was completely restored. These major works were supported by a generous donation of $1 million from Academy Fellow Professor John Shine, and a grant of $525,000 from the National Council for the Centenary of Federation. In recognition of Professor Shine’s donation, the building was renamed the Shine Dome.

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