National Convention Centre Canberra
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. The Centre hosts sporting events, concerts, trade fairs and meetings. The Royal Theatre, the largest space, can accommodate 2,460; the Exhibition Hall has space for up to 2,000.
In 2005 the Centre underwent a $30 million capital upgrade. 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. The following day, 14 March, they headlined the Sound Relief concert in Melbourne.