Grand Sydney Ballroom

Step inside our largest function space to discover true grandeur. This elegant grand ballroom, which can host up to 247 in a COVID-Safe environment, is the premier destination for gala dinners, balls, conferences, receptions, exhibitions, weddings and banquets alike. Experience fully integrated audio-visual, lighting and production technology, seamlessly managed by our onsite AV specialists. With an elegant canvas of soft greys, whites and neutral tones, this sweeping space will elevate any event.

Venue Details

  • Flexible room configuration 
  • Built-in projection screens and plasma TVs 
  • Surround sound audio technology 
  • Contemporary coloured lighting options 
  • Interconnection to Philip Room 
  • Access to green room facilities 
  • Ceiling rigging points for installations 
  • Located on level two 
  • 4.3m Ceiling height 
  • 497 sqm 

Standard Capacities

  • Theatre: 350 
  • Banquet: 250 
  • Cabaret: 100 
  • Boardroom:  
  • Classroom: 150 
  • Cocktail: 200

COVID-Safe Capacities

  • Theatre: 247
  • Banquet: 247
  • Cabaret: 200
  • Boardroom: 42
  • Classroom: 247
  • Cocktail: 248

James Cook Ballroom

Situated on Level Two – a floor dedicated exclusively to events – James Cook Ballroom is the principal destination for your event or conference, allowing ultimate exclusivity or breakout sessions in other venues across the level.

Immerse your guests with two large front projection screens, rear plasma displays and state-of-the-art surround sound audio technology. Newly installed art deco style chandeliers illuminate the space, while customisable track lighting in an array of colours conjure an imitable atmosphere, allowing you to set the tone of your event.

The ballroom boasts an optional pre-function lobby, as well as interconnections to Philip Room, Quay Room and included ‘backstage’ green rooms.

Book a personal tour or virtual inspection of the James Cook Ballroom with our team today: