Groups & Hire

Looking to host a spectacular event right in the centre of Canberra city?

We are located in the stylish Canberra Centre and show the latest quality movie releases, cult, classic and arts programs across our screens.

We have a diverse range of seating capacities and can offer a broad scope of experiences for your next event - whether you are looking to hold a corporate function using the big screen in one of our theatres, or you wish to celebrate with a fun movie night. If it’s an intimate gathering or a large-scale corporate event you are after, we offer the very best in catering and service - let us help you host an amazing event in the heart of the city.

We’d love to host your next premiere, private screening, corporate function or festival. Contact us now!

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Dendy Premium Lounge

You can choose to offer your guests the luxurious experience of our Premium Lounge. Designed to create an unforgettable cinema experience with in-cinema catering service from our full seasonal menu, your guests can sit back in our luxurious recliner chairs and enjoy a wonderful and fully-serviced cinema experience.

AddressLevel 2, North Quarter, Canberra Centre 148 Bunda Street
Canberra City ACT 2600
Phone+61 2 6221 8900


Dendy Canberra is made up of 15 theatres, two of which are part of the Premium Lounge. Fancy.
Cinema 1 380
Cinema 2179
Cinema 3125
Cinema 4107
Cinema 5 - CC, AD89
Cinema 6 - CC, AD95
Cinema 783
Cinema 8 - CC, AD111
Cinema 9 - CC, AD111
Cinema  10 - CC, AD94
Cinema  11 - CC, AD94
Cinema  12 - CC, AD94
Cinema  13 - CC, AD94
Premium 1 - CC, AD44
Premium 2 - CC, AD37

Getting There

We are located in the heart of Canberra City at the stylish Canberra Centre.
  • Bus

    All Canberra buses go into the city centre, so just pick your best route bound for the CBD.

  • Car

    Undercover and outdoor parking is available at the Canberra Centre. 

  • Airport

    Canberra airport is a 12min drive to the city centre. Jump in an Uber with the window down.


  • Open Menu Close Menu Can we book our screening to start anytime we like?

    We do need to fit venue hire screenings into our standard cinema session schedule. We provide recommended times which are flexible depending on the approval of the Events Manager per booking.

  • Open Menu Close Menu Can we hire an auditorium for a presentation?

    Absolutely! Our state of the art auditoriums can be hired for corporate presentations and product launches. For a reservation and quote, please contact the Events Manager at the preferred location.

  • Open Menu Close Menu Do you offer discounts for group bookings?

    At Dendy Cinemas groups of 10 or more receive admission discounts, which vary based on total number of tickets purchased. Please note, this form of booking does not give you private cinema use, or the option of in-cinema presentations, however catering and candy bar deals can be negotiated. To organise your group booking please contact us.

    For smaller groups we suggest purchasing a booklet of 10 Dendy Cinema Tickets from the box office. Buying books of 10 allows you to access a discounted ticket price, though it does not allow for private cinema use or in-cinema presentations. Catering and candy bar deals can be negotiated in advance. To purchase a booklet of 10 discounted vouchers for group use, please contact us.

  • Open Menu Close Menu What days are venue hire bookings accepted?

    Cinema hires are subject to availability and are generally available 7 days a week from 9am - 10pm (ending at midnight). Off-Peak times are Monday - Wednesday, and Peak times are Thursday - Sunday. Special requests on negotiation.

  • Open Menu Close Menu Does Dendy help promote our event?

    Whilst we can ensure your event runs smoothly on the day, we do not assist with publicity and promotions for private bookings.

  • Open Menu Close Menu Can we sell tickets from your website?

    This option is not available at all sites. Please contact the Events Manager at the preferred location.

  • Open Menu Close Menu Are there extra costs associated with having a catered function with the screening?

    Yes there are. To help us prepare a quote, please contact your city's Dendy Events coordinator.

    Sydney: sydneyevents@dendy.com.au
    Canberra: canberraevents@dendy.com.au
    Brisbane: portsideevents@dendy.com.au

  • Open Menu Close Menu Can we watch any footage?

    Yes, you can. We can screen the latest Dendy releases, but also your favourite golden oldie, your home movies, or even a TV show. We will always need to make sure that we have the footage in the correct format for our projectors, and that copy rights are taken care of, which may result in financial fees. Send our event manager your special request and we can help you create your perfect night out.

  • Open Menu Close Menu How far in advance do I have to make my booking?

    In cinema we are quite flexible, but dependent on availability. For group bookings, tickets become available on Tuesday at 4pm for the week following Thursday.

    For an event, you can contact us about two weeks in advance, which should give us enough time to work through all your details together. The further you plan ahead though, the bigger the chance you can make a reservation on the day you would like to hold your event.