Welcome to the Tandanya Website
Tandanya is owned and managed by the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc.
It is Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre.
‘Tandanya’ is the Kaurna (pronounced Garna) word for ‘place of the Red Kangaroo’.
Tandanya’s name reflects the organisation’s ongoing commitment to honour and respect the traditional owners and custodians for this country.
Why not hold your next meeting, conference, cocktail party, wedding or awards presentation at Tandanya, one of Adelaide’s most distinctive venues?
Tandanya is a proud heritage-listed building on the corner of Grenfell Street and East Terrace. Opening in 1901 as the Grenfell Street Power Station, the building was gifted into Aboriginal ownership in 1989.
The building houses a number of impressive facilities available for hire, catering for more intimate gatherings through to large-scale events.
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The galleries mix the old and the new with stunning exhibitions of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art adorning the walls of the turbine hall, featuring a magnificent natural acoustic.
Upstairs, the large Conference Room (with adjacent kitchen and toilet facilities) features bountiful sunlight, high ceilings and a capable technical fit out.
Tandanya also houses a theatre, suitable for performances, lectures and product launches, with a capacity of 147 raked seats, and a projection booth.
Tandanya caters for corporate hires, government departments and community organisations that value the cultural appropriateness of the atmosphere Tandanya generates. Our friendly Venue Coordinator is available to tailor each facility to the hirer’s requirements.
Please note that hire of the Gallery and the service of alcohol in that facility are dependent upon prior arrangement with the exhibiting artist(s).
VENUE HIRE ENQURIES
Monday – Saturday
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays
Free to the galleries and Gallery Shop
Fees apply for cultural presentations and performances
Onsite parking is NOT available
Please use the contact form provided to send us any questions or feedback.
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253 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: +61 8 8224 3200
Fax: +61 8 8224 3250
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Tandanya acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains.