Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris Street

Ultimo, Sydney , NSW

  • MAAS venues, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Discovery Centre, offer spectacular architectural spaces for hire.
  • Meeting rooms, exhibition areas suitable for cocktails, dinners and product launches.
  • Innovative environment for small group presentations, brainstorm sessions or business pitches.

Turbine Hall

Early last century, the electricity for Sydney’s tram system was generated in the Turbine Hall. One hundred years later, this vast spaceprovides a dramatic setting for a dinner of up to 200 guests or cocktail reception for up to 500 guests.

When the Turbine Hall is set for dinner, the adjoining Transport exhibition is a perfect location for arrival drinks.

Ideal for presentations, displays and product launches, the Turbine Hall’s spacious interior delivers a virtual blank canvas where creative lighting, theming and décor can be employed to produce spectacular results.

Transport Exhibition

The Transport Exhibition was once the boiler house for the Ultimo power station housing sixty coal-fired boilers. This dynamic exhibition space looks at transport through the ages, from horse drawn vehicles, steam locomotives, motor bikes and cars to aircraft and the latest hybrid technology. On display is Steam Locomotive No. 1243, which served for 87 years, the longest of any locomotive in Australia. It stands beside a mock-up of a railway platform, on the other side of which is the Governor of NSW’s railway carriage from the late 19thcentury.

The exhibition also features the original Central Railway Station destination board, relocated to the museum in the 1980s when the station was refurbished.

The Transport exhibition is an impressive venue that can accommodate up to 100 guests for a dinner or 300 for a cocktail reception. The exhibition also serves as the perfect location for pre dinner drinks when holding a dinner in the Turbine Hall.

Powerhouse Theatre

The Powerhouse Theatre seats up to 300 delegates in full theatre mode. Backstage facilities include a dressing room and green room. The theatre has an adjoining foyer space suitable for registration and refreshment breaks.


Extra Venue Details

Breakout spaces

Walking distance to public transport


Natural Light Room Options

Parking Onsite

Accommodation Available?

Maximum capacities

Theatre: 300

Cabaret: 200

Banquet: 200

Cocktail: 500

Boardroom: 50


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