Venue Hire

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is one of the Blue Mountains’ premier facilities for functions and events. Whether you’re looking for a space for 2 or 100, we’re sure to have the ideal space for your needs.Located in the heart of Katoomba, the Centre is within easy walking distance from Katoomba train station and there is plenty of parking available within the Centre, accessed from Parke Street.

To submit an online venue hire enquiry please visit this page.

The Cultural Centre requires a minimum of 7 days notice for venue bookings.

Just some of the many uses you may wish to consider the Cultural Centre for:

  • Team Building activities
  • Training sessions
  • Conference Break-out Sessions
  • Corporate Entertainment
  • Product Launches
  • Personal Celebrations (up to 50 people)
  • Intimate performance
  • Talks and seminars

Presentation equipment is also available, including data projectors, screens, lectern and microphones. Catering will be available from the Cultural Centre café.

Fees and charges for the facilities are as per below.

To submit your online Venue Hire enquiry, please visit this page.

General information:

The hours of operation for the Cultural Centre are:
– 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday
– 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Functions held after operating hours attract additional security and staffing charges, starting from $200 for 4 hours for a single staff member depending on the size of the event. Larger events will require the addition of a Security guard.

The Centre is not open to outside catering. Events must be catered for by the Cultural Centre’s catering team.

The fees below are full, hourly commercial rates. If you are a not-for-profit organisation, please specificy this on the enquiry form. Prices below are hourly rate and inclusive of GST.

SpaceFee / hour
Circular Meeting Room$68
Workshop Room$108
Seminar / Theatrette$108
Art Gallery$285
Meeting Lounge$68
Viewing Platform$170


Cultural Centre Venue Hire Facilities

Administration Meeting Room : 2 – 8 people
An intimate, circular space makes this the perfect meeting room for 2-8 people. Ideal for small break-out groups, meetings, interviews, one-on-one sessions and brainstorming. Facilities include free Wi-Fi access.

Meeting Lounge: 1-5 people
For small meetings, interviews, workshops, break-out and brainstorming groups.

Workshop room :  Up to 50 people
A creative, active space primarily used as a ‘wet area’ (art workshops with sinks), the multi-purpose room features spectacular views of the Jamison Valley. Measuring 112m2 and with the ability to arrange into various configurations, this space is ideal for break-out groups, relaxed corporate presentations, art workshops, intimate performance and more. Facilities include floor power, bench-tops and presentation facilities are available upon request.


Theatrette / Seminar room:  Up to 70 people
The Theatrette is 84m2 and features a transportable raised stage and re-configurable seating for up to 70 people. Ideal for presentations, break-outs, seminars, talks, readings and intimate performances. Facilities of this room include microphone, speakers, WiFi and data projector.


Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Art Gallery
The primary Gallery space measures 600m2.  Dependant on the exhibition currently on show, there can be the opportunity to hold unique, upmarket events amongst the works of art – for example a high-class cocktail event or corporate product launch. A unique opportunity to impress! Gallery available after hours.

Katoomba Library and Cultural Centre

Outdoor Courtyard / Viewing Platform
Ideal for large gatherings or outdoor performances outside of normal Cultural Centre operating hours, this 863m2 space is best suited as a dry weather option. Eaves only offer limited protection from weather and elements.  The Courtyard leads onto the Viewing Platform, offering spectacular views of the Jamison Valley, from the highest point in Katoomba.