Academy Club (Upstairs Bar) - function hire

50 Bunda Street, Canberra

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About the function space

Celebrate in style and leave the planning to Academy, with a dedicated event team to ensure your function is one to remember.

The stunning upstairs Candy Bar is an intimate cocktail bar, featuring exclusive seating areas, dance floor, DJ booth and views over the main club. From milestone birthday parties to corporate functions, we can tailor a package to suit your celebration. Enjoy amazing drinks and entertainment and let the team take care of you and your guests.

From Thursday to Saturday, the Candy Bar is destined to impress.

Function facilities

  • Exclusive bar: Yes
  • Exclusive smoking area: No
  • Exclusive toilets: Yes
  • Wheelchair access: No

Smoking area: Outside the venue

Parking: Street Parking / Shopping Centre Parking

Music facilities

This equipment is available in the function space free of charge:

  • Amp: Yes
  • PA System: Yes
  • Speakers: Yes
  • iPod/AUX input: Yes
  • Jukebox: No
  • Dance floor: No, but suitable area to dance
  • Mixer: Yes
  • CDJs: Yes
  • CD Player: Yes
  • Turntables: Yes
  • Mirror ball: No
  • Lighting: No

Can the venue arrange:

  • DJ hire: Yes
  • Free
    background music: Yes

Can customers bring their own:

  • DJ: Yes
  • Band: No

Noise restrictions: None

Further music facilities/conditions:

Play your own iPod mix on our state of the art sound system or hire our DJ at $80 per hour.

After we open to the public, enjoy our DJ in this room as follows:

Fridays after we open to the public: a mix of the best national and international DJ performers from all styles. Enjoy a fusion of eclectic sounds, fun beats and lots of dancing.

Saturdays after we open to the public: Love Saturday is the hottest clubbing experience, oozing with sophistication, style and glamour together with ACT's top DJs and the best audio visual experience around.

Conditions for private party hire

Friday $

Saturday $

Hire Charge



+ Minimum spend


on drinks


on drinks

+ Security staff



= Total



Free gift for Partystar users:

$100 towards your bar tab

$100 towards your bar tab

Min—max guests

50 — 120

50 — 120

Party duration

7pm — 10pm   (3 hours)

7pm — 10pm   (3 hours)

At this time, the function space:

Opens to the public

Opens to the public

Extend the party until:

11pm at an additional cost.

11pm at an additional cost.

Closing time



Further conditions

An alternative time slot for your party is 6pm-9pm.

We require all underage people to have their legal guardian or parent present for the duration of the function, and this cannot be an older brother or sister. Underage people are required to leave the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the function ending.

Your party isn't over when your room becomes non-exclusive, in fact it has just begun! Kick on with us until 3-5am at no extra charge. Please note that guests who arrive after your function has become non-private, are subject to the standard entry cost of $10 per guest.

After your party you are free to explore the club's Main Room which opens to the public at 9pm or 10pm and plays dance/electro. It is down 2 short flights of stairs.

Underage policy

Underage guests are permitted until 12am, providing the underage guest is in the company of a responsible adult who is responsibly supervising them. One separate responsible adult per each underage guest.

Drink options

Bar tab, Cash bar/Pay as you go (minimum spend must be reached first), drink cards, beverage package

Seasonal surcharges

None. Same hire conditions all weekends of the year.

Sun-Thu functions

Available during the week, but conditions may differ.

18th, 21st, bucks & hens party policy

  • 18th birthday party: Yes
  • 21st birthday party: Yes
  • Bucks party: No
  • Hens night: Yes

Underage parties are not permitted.

Food / Catering

Presentation facilities

Decorations policy

Ticketed events policy

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