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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 planner’s 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 ice cave 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

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

Sir Ed Hillary Room

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

  • Capacity: Boardroom: 20 | Classroom: 15 | Theatre: 25

4D Theatre

Use our 4D theatre without 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.

  • Capacity: Theatre: 50

Generation Antarctica / HD Theatre

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

  • Capacity: Theatre: 100

Margaret Bradshaw Room

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

  • Capacity: Boardroom: 30 | Classroom: 40 | Theatre: 50

Antarctica 101

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

  • Capacity: 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.

  • Capacity: Standing: 300 | Banquet: 150

Storm Room

Real snow, real WOW! Experience our indoor storm room and brace yourself for a simulated summer Antarctic storm where the wind chill plummets temperatures to -18°C. This room is definitely cooler than cool.

  • Capacity: 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.

  • Capacity: Standing: 150


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Feel what it’s like driving across the ice, up and down hills, above crevasses and through water on our purpose-built course.

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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.

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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!