Mechanics’ Institute Reserve

Facilities and venue hire

The Mechanics’ Institute Reserve provides a range of modern, well appointed rooms and facilities for hire.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions room capacities are limited

Current maximum numbers are based on all patrons using electronic sign-in app / or manual sign-in.  

Further information here.

Hall with stage

Theatre Style: 200 people

Cabaret/Restaurant style: 130 people

Cocktail Party style: 150 people

COVID-19 Limits with:

QR code: 80 people / Manual: 40 people

Dimensions: 18.0 x 9.2 m

Incorporates sound system and microphones, piano. Projection equipment is also available on request

Supper Room

Theatre Style: 80 people

Restaurant Style: 50 people

COVID-19 Limits with:

QR code: 38 people / Manual: 19 people

Dimensions: 8.4 x 9.2 m

Direct access available to commercial kitchen, includes presentation screen

Green Room

Board Style: 20 people

Cocktail Party Style: 35 people

COVID-19 Limits with:

QR code: 16 people / Manual: 8 people

Dimensions: 6.1 x 5.8 m

Enjoy the historic ambiance of this venue for small group meetings and events. A comfortable and well appointed space.

Kitchen

A spacious commercial style kitchen with servery suitable for receiving & presentation of meals.

Direct access is available to either the Supper Room or the Main Hall when booked in conjunction with either of these spaces

COVID-19 Limits with:

QR code: 20 people / Manual: 10 people

Craft Room

Seating for: 12 to 14 people 

COVID-19 Limits with:

QR code: 14 people / Manual: 7 people

Dimensions: 6.0 x 5.0 m

A small, general-purpose room for smaller groups and classes, particularly suitable for art and craft based activities such as drawing, sewing and patchwork

Meeting Room

Seating for: 12 to 14 people 

COVID-19 Limits with:

QR code: 14 people / Manual: 7 people

Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.8 m

A room for more smaller group meetings and classes.

Includes wall-mounted monitor for presentations.

Interview Room

Seating for: Up to 4 people 

COVID-19 Limits with:

QR code: 4 people /  Manual: 2 people

Dimensions: 3.4 x 3.8 m

An ideal room for interviews, consultations or small meetings.

Computer Lab

Facilities: 8 workstations

COVID-19 Limits with:

QR code: 10 people / Manual: 5 people

Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.8 m

A well appointed small classroom space with up current workstations and software

SPECIAL CONDITIONS APPLY

Art Gallery

COVID-19 Limits with:

QR code: 24 people / Manual: 12 people

Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.8 m

Features include: Gallery lighting, hanging rods, plinths

A small, well-appointed gallery space is available for hire for short-term individual or group exhibitions.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS APPLY

Refer here for conditions