National Convention Centre Canberra

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National Convention Centre Canberra, convention centre located in Civic in Canberra, Australia, which opened in 1989.

The National Convention Centre is Canberra's largest, purpose-built functions, meetings and events venue. The convention centre 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] The National Convention Centre is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group.

Eric Clapton performed at the venue on November 10, 1990 during his Journeyman World Tour in front of a sold out crowd of 10,000 people.

On the evenings of 12 & 13 March 2009 a reformed Midnight Oil, with Garrett, played at the Royal Theatre.[4] The following day, 14 March, they headlined the Sound Relief concert in Melbourne.

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

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