North Terrace Campus

The historic core of the University of Adelaide, the North Terrace campus has a wealth of functional and unique event spaces.

With beautiful heritage-listed buildings located alongside state-of-the-art contemporary learning and teaching spaces, the North Terrace campus offers a range of unique event spaces. Gardens and other outdoor areas are also available for bookings.

NOTE: Room availability will be limited in 2024 because the University has a large number of events celebrating the 150th anniversary. If you need help finding a venue for your event, the Facilities Bookings team can help: facilities bookings

The North Terrace campus has a wide range of bookable lecture theatres suitable for general public events and conferences of all sizes. The rooms below can be booked by staff and students for University events at no cost. 

Room specifications

  • Standard AV equipment: PC, projector, screens and microphones.
  • High resolution presentation screen with VGA/HDMI input and audio jack.
  • Zoom teleconferencing capability.
  • Breakout spaces available.

Special conditions

  • No food or drink (bottled water permitted) to be consumed in lecture theatres.
  • Please organise a foyer or breakout space for any catering planned for your event.
  • Theatre to be left neat and tidy upon the completion of the event.

Lecture theatres available

Name Maximum capacity Venue hire price AV hire price
Badger G31 MacBeth Lecture Theatre 121 $60.00 /hour $300.00
Barr Smith South 3022 Polygon Lecture Theatre 77 $55.00 /hour $300.00
Barr Smith South 3029 Flentje Lecture Theatre 305 $80.00 /hour $300.00
Barr Smith South 534 Forum Lecture Theatre 100 $55.00 /hour $300.00
Benham G10 Lecture Theatre 95 $55.00 /hour $300.00
Darling West G14 Lecture Theatre 236 $70.00 /hour $300.00
Engineering North N158 Chapman Lecture Theatre 210 $70.00 /hour $300.00
Engineering South S111 Lecture Theatre 90 $55.00 /hour $300.00
Engineering South S112 Lecture Theatre 136 $60.00 /hour $300.00
Horace Lamb 1022 Lecture Theatre 259 $75.00 /hour $300.00
Hughes 309 Lecture Theatre 149 $60.00 /hour $300.00
Ligertwood 231 Lecture Theatre 80 $55.00 /hour $300.00
Ligertwood 333 Lecture Theatre 223 $70.00 /hour $300.00
Lower Napier LG28 Lecture Theatre 96 $55.00 /hour $300.00
Lower Napier LG29 Lecture Theatre 143 $60.00 /hour $300.00
Marjoribanks 126 SANTOS Lecture Theatre 60 $55.00 /hour $300.00
Mawson G19 Lecture Theatre 235 $70.00 /hour $300.00
Napier G03 Lecture Theatre 116 $60.00 /hour $300.00
Napier G04 Lecture Theatre 166 $65.00 /hour $300.00
Napier 102 Lecture Theatre 289 $75.00 /hour $300.00
Napier 208 Lecture Theatre 79 $55.00 /hour $300.00
Napier 209 Lecture Theatre 79 $55.00 /hour $300.00
Physics 103 Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre 200 $65.00 /hour $300.00
Scott Theatre 569 $1,575.00 /day TBC
The Braggs G60 Lecture Theatre 420 $80.00 /hour $300.00

North Terrace campus has a variety of bookable function spaces to suite a range of events from quiz nights to social gatherings and dinners. The rooms below can be booked by staff and students for University events at no cost. 

Function spaces available

Name Capacity Hire price
Ingkarni Wardli 7.15 Conference room 40 Available upon request
Margaret Murray Room 80 Available upon request
WP Rogers Room 40 $20.00 /hour
Union Cinema 140 $40.00 /hour
Rumours Cafe 200 $40.00 /hour
Little Theatre 110 Available upon request

Our North Terrace campus boasts many beautiful outdoor spaces available for use and hire. Take a look at the galleries and virtual tours to see what might be suitable for your next event.

For all bookings and hire of outdoor spaces, please contact facilities booking

Special conditions

  • Marquees must be weighted and never pegged. Pegging can cause damage to the underground irrigation system.
  • Vehicles (forklifts, trucks, etc) may not drive on the lawns unless special permission has been provided.
  • If a BBQ is used, a fat catcher must be placed underneath to prevent damage to the lawns.

Outdoor spaces available

Name Toilets Water Electricity standard Electricity 3-phase Maximum capacity
Barr Smith Lawns Yes Yes Yes Yes 500+
Walter Young No No No No  350
Maths Lawns Yes Yes Yes Yes 500+
Napier Forecourt Yes No Yes No 200
East Courtyard Yes Yes Yes Yes 250
Pfitzner Court Yes No Yes No 250
Goodman Lawns No Yes Yes Yes 500+
Mawson Corner No Yes Yes Yes 250

Elder Hall

Elder Hall is one of Australia's finest concert halls and is available on a per performance, per day or per day and evening basis. Learn more.

Hub Central

Hub Central has six spaces available for booking (main hall, mezzanine, western courtyard, eastern couryard and Elder courtyard) by University departments and affiliated organisations. Learn more.

AU Sports

AU Sports have a wide range of playing fields, rooms and facilities that are available to book. Learn more.

Barr Smith Library

The Barr Smith Library has a range of study spaces available to book, including study booths, listening booths and meeting rooms. Also available for booking is the Ira Raymond Exhibition Room.

For further information on any of the spaces listed above please contact facilities bookings

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