The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has officially reopened its Roundhouse venue after extensive refurbishments. After stripping out and completely refitting its interior, the venue reopens with a selection of additional function spaces, as well as a new main entrance giving easy access to the Light Rail Line on Anzac Parade, which is due for completion in 2019.
Its signature 1,000-capacity round main room has been completely modernised with a skylight fit into the centre of the venue, a parquetry dancefloor, and Australian spotted gum wood paneling throughout the mezzanine balcony, foyers and bars. Investment has also been made into a number of audiovisual features, including a flown PA system, a modular stage, and a new lighting truss.
For smaller events, the venue now includes eight multi-functional breakout spaces, with capacity for 20 to 270 delegates, as well as a selection of networking areas including two bars and an outdoor beer garden fit with a stage for live performances.
Jason Lyons, Head of Venue and Events at Roundhouse, said: “We have had overwhelming support from those in the industry. The beauty of the new venue is that it maintains its ability to host the concerts and gigs we’re best known for, while the upgraded facilities and finishing is attractive to corporate and association clients looking for an all-in-one space for conferences and business events.”