Meeting and Events

Meetings and Events

We have the perfect space for your next meeting or event!

Conveniently located right next to Christchurch International Airport the International Antarctic Centre is a Meeting and Event planners dream.  There are many options to choose from for your next meeting or event from a small boardroom meeting, zoom conference calling in one of our 2 large theatre spaces, or a private networking event via the icecave into the Gallery – we have many options to choose from.  With our highly experienced event team guiding you along the way, we look forward to welcoming you to the International Antarctic Centre for your next meeting or event.

“Our staff Christmas party at the IAC was fantastic. It’s such a fun, unique venue, and there are heaps of things to keep people entertained throughout the night. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and enthusiastic, and everyone had an amazing time!” – Megan, Voyager Internet

Our Spaces

All our meeting rooms have high speed WIFI, Data Projectors, Screens, Sound Systems, Cameras & Microphones – perfect for your next hybrid meeting – all you need to bring is your laptop and invite your guests.

Sir Ed Hillary Room

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Located on the Mezzanine Floor, the Sir Ed Hillary  room is perfect room for a small board meeting or Zoom call.


Boardroom: 20

Classroom: 15

Theatre: 25

Margaret Bradshaw Room

Named after Christchurch trail blazer and female role model in field of Antarctic Geology research – The Margaret Bradshaw Room is a great space to really get the creative minds working.


Boardroom: 30

Classroom: 40

Theatre: 50


Generation Antarctica / HD Theatre

Our largest theatre space – WOW your clients in our purpose-built HD Theatre.


Theatre: 100

4D Theatre

Use our 4D theatre, with out the 4D for a bespoke theatre/ meeting experience.  Plush leather seats give a real “Movie” experience.  Great for zoom meetings, or product launches.

Use the pre function space available next to the theatre to really create a dramatic WOW for your next event.


Theatre: 50

Antarctica 101

Recently re-furbished, Antarctica 101 is a blank Canvas for your creative vision. High ceilings, with mounted lighting rails and data projectors – make this space your own.


Standing: 150

Classroom: 40

Theatre: 80


The perfect start or finish to an exciting night out – the Atrium is a unique space for arrival drinks and seated dinners for large events. This space is easily transformed.


Standing: 300

Banquet: 150

Storm Dome

Real Snow, Real WOW!  Turn the Strome dome into your own ICE Bar!


Standing: 50

Antarctic Gallery

Start your evening and Surprise your guests by entering the Gallery through your own private “Ice Cave” entrance – The Gallery is the perfect unique space for arrival drinks before an interactive journey through the attraction.


Standing: 150

What else is there to make my event spectacular?


Our fleet of Hagglunds are licensed to travel on the road – we can bring them out to you for a surprise activity or have a roll around on our purpose-built course on site.


Our relationship with Southern Huskies means that we are lucky to have Joe and his team of Huskies visit us most days.   Always up for a cuddle or a photo, we can arrange to have the Huskies available at your next event.


Here at the International Antarctic Centre, we know that great food and full bellies is the legacy any memorable event leaves behind and everyone has a different budget – which is why we have two catering options for you!

Blinkhorne Catering

Our good friend Alesha Blinkhorne is in the kitchen whipping up fresh wholesome offerings for you and your delegates to enjoy.​

Here is a little bit about Alesha​:

Blinkhorne Foods create bespoke catering experiences for all social occasions. With hospitality experience gained throughout New Zealand and Australia, we are bringing a fresh and contemporary vision back home to Christchurch. We believe the best memories of food come from the company it was shared with, and we feel privileged to collaborate with our clients on making events worth remembering. Blinkhorne Foods create bespoke catering experiences for all social occasions. With hospitality experience gained throughout New Zealand and Australia, we are bringing a fresh and contemporary vision back home to Christchurch. We believe the best memories of food come from the company it was shared with, and we feel privileged to collaborate with our clients on making events worth remembering. ​

Onsite Café catering

Our onsite café catering offers a simple and tasty food selection with budget friendly options.

We look forward to hosting your event soon!