Jennifer Salkeld
Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross St, Acton ACT 2601
6250 9559

Burbidge Outdoor Amphitheatre

A popular outdoor venue located in the Australian National Botanic Gardens, which has been a favourite for choir/choral performances.
Opening Hours of Venue: 
9am-4.30, after 4.30 will incur further costs (by negotiation)
Opening Hours of Office: 
8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday
Is the venue closed on any public holidays or other dates during the year?: 
Christmas Day
Technical Facilities
Sound system: 
No inbuilt soundsystem, but portable PA system (2 tops) can be brought in upon request. 2xlecturns also available.
Sound engineer: 
Yes, tiered amphitheatre with large stage space.
Does the venue have any sound restrictions: 
If the venue is not on the ground floor, are there any ramps or lifts for loading heavy equipment: 
Venue is fully accessible
Can event managers bring in their own sound and/or lights: 
General Facilities
Total capacity: 
Security provided: 
Door person provided: 
Kitchen options: 
Hellenic Premium Catering is the sole providers for commercial catering within the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Arrangements for catering and payment are made directly with the provider by contacting (02) 6248 9680 to discuss your needs. Hirers can self-cater in outdoor venues, however, no fires or barbeques are permitted in the Gardens. Please note that vehicles are not permitted within the Gardens without prior approval. Please discuss any needs with the Visitors Centre when booking. Visit: for a look at their catering menus.
Bar options: 
As above
Greenroom and dressing rooms?: 
Cleaning Policy: 
Number of Toilets: 
approx 6 female and 6 male
Disabled Toilets: 
Does the venue have available instruments on the premises?: 
Parking facilities
What parking facilities are available?: 
220 parking spaces out the front of the National Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre
Is it paid parking?: 
Yes, during 9-5
Is the space suitable for a performance, a rehearsal or a teaching venue?: 
Does the venue have a typical market segment: 
Does the venue have a certain style of d├ęcor: 
Outdoor amphitheatre
If the venue is a more specific style of establishment, what is it: 
Outdoor performance space/functions space
Fees and Charges
Hire rates: 
Full day: Up to 100 people - $400, 101-200 people - $600 Half Day (4 hrs or less) - Up to 100 people - $300, 101-200 - $450 Weekends or after hours - staffing costs of $90 per hour may apply (min of 2 hrs)
Insurance provided or expected: 
If a public event, public liability insurance is expected
Cancellation policy: 
14 days or more notice - $25.00 administration fee Less than 14 days notice - 50% of hire fee Less than 7 days notice - 100% of hire fee
Disabilities Facilities and Access
Is there a ramp to the building?: 
Yes, fully accessible
Marketing and Ticketing
Does the venue provide its own advertising for performances?: 
What are the requirements for ticketing? Does the venue take a cut? Is there a compulsory company to sell tickets through?: