Floor plans and space capacities guide
This document will help you visualise Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s event spaces in the planning process. You can view descriptions, capacities, rooms dimensions, space hire charges inclusions and set-up options.

Exhibition Bays
  • Expo space (2 Bays):
    3,028 sqm
  • Theatre (2 Bays):
    2,024 people
  • Cocktail (2 Bays):
    2,523 people
  • Banquet (2 Bays):
    1,520 people
  • Cabaret (2 Bays):
    1,216 people
There’s room for thousands in our exhibition bays. The pillarless space has been intuitively designed across one floor to improve accessibility for both your visitors and your suppliers. Our bays offer complete flexibility, with acoustically-discreet partitions available throughout the space.
Plenary 1 or 3
Plenary 1 or 3
  • Theatre:
    1,482 people
  • Theatre exclude balcony:
    977 people
  • Theatre sub-divided:
    527 people
  • Classroom:
    126 people
  • Cocktail:
    333 people
  • Banquet:
    170 people
  • Cabaret:
    136 people
  • Foyer space:
    469 - 1069 sqm
Home to some of the world's greatest minds, Plenary is an architectural marvel and the center piece of our venue. Its world-renowned design gives you the versatility to shape the space exactly to your liking, with fully automated retractable seats and adjustable soundproof walls.
Plenary 2
Plenary 2
  • Theatre:
    2,468 people
  • Theatre sub-divided:
    1,222 people
  • Theatre exclude balcony:
    1,806 people
  • Classroom:
    348 people
  • Cocktail:
    833 people
  • Banquet:
    510 people
  • Cabaret:
    408 people
  • Foyer space:
    898 sqm
Home to some of the world’s greatest minds, Plenary is an architectural marvel and the centrepiece of our venue. Its world-renowned design gives you the versatility to shape the space exactly to your liking, with fully automated retractable seats and adjustable soundproof walls.
Entire Plenary
Entire Plenary
  • Theatre:
    5,564 people
  • Theatre sub-divided:
    2,409 people
  • Theatre exclude balcony:
    3,892 people
  • Classroom:
    846 people
  • Cocktail:
    1,500 people
  • Banquet:
    1,270 people
  • Cabaret:
    1,016 people
  • Foyer space:
    2,655 sqm
Plenary is without doubt the centrepiece of MCEC. Its unparalleled versatility means it can accommodate events from single-speaker presentations to full-scale stage productions. Its ingenious design means that blinds can be lowered at the rear to create a more intimate setting in an acoustically self-contained space.