Barclay Theatre

The Barclay Theatre is a contemporary lecture-style theatre is in the heart of the Museum. A lovely wood-panelled room with comfortable seating, great for lectures, presentations or conferences.

Otago Museum has three theatre spaces ranging in size and style, great for seminars, presentations, lectures, and conferences. Guests can wander through our free galleries during breaks, get a coffee from our onsite café, and our caterers can provide snacks, meals, and treats to your specifications.


  • Wi-Fi

  • Ceiling-mounted data projector

  • Wall-mounted projection screen

  • Microphones

  • Built-in sound system

  • Lectern

  • Whiteboard with pens and eraser

  • Water

  • Trestle tables and tablecloths

  • 72 chairs (fixed)

  • Venue host and tech start-up assistance at beginning of function

Call us to discuss your event and we can provide a tailor-made package for you

Full day

8.30am – 5pm

Half day

8.30am – 12.30pm

1pm – 5pm


5pm – late

Theatre capacity


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