National Convention Centre Canberra

The National Convention Centre Canberra is a convention centre located in Canberra, Australia, which opened in 1989. The Centre is Canberra's largest, purpose-built functions, meetings and events venue, and is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. It provides a collection of more than 13 spaces over two floors.[1] The Centre hosts sporting events, concerts, trade fairs and meetings. The Royal Theatre, the largest space, can accommodate 2,460;[2] the Exhibition Hall has space for up to 2,000.[1] In 2005, the Centre underwent a $30 million capital upgrade.[3]

Eric Clapton performed at the venue on 10 November 1990 during his Journeyman World Tour in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,000 people.[citation needed][contradictory] On the evenings of 12 and 13 March 2009, a reformed Midnight Oil, with Garrett, played at the Royal Theatre.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Rooms & Spaces". National Convention Centre Canberra. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Royal Theatre". National Convention Centre Canberra. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. ^ Convention centre upgrade is on the way, Chief Minister, 9 May 2005
  4. ^ "Rare Oils - Special Broadcasts - Royal Theatre Canberra, 12 and 13 March 2009". ABC Radio National. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2017.

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Coordinates: 35°17′05″S 149°08′04″E / 35.284619°S 149.134523°E / -35.284619; 149.134523