Burnside Ballroom


The state heritage listed Burnside Ballroom is located adjacent to the City of Burnside Civic Centre and is a unique stand-alone venue providing a charming atmosphere for a variety of functions and events.

The State Government’s Heritage Places Database lists the significance of the Ballroom as "an excellent example of a 1950s interior demonstrating characteristics of a modernist design. There are no other known examples of this style of civic interior intact".

Built in 1954, the Burnside Ballroom offers a spacious ground floor and mezzanine level, entrance foyer, ladies' powder rooms and gentlemen’s cloak rooms, bar areas on both levels and a well-equipped ground floor kitchen. The venue also features a stage and seating booths with tables along the eastern and western walls. Performance events, please also enquire about the ‘Corner Room’ which may be available to hire for ‘green room’ purposes.

The Ballroom is available for hire for a wide range of activities including:

  • Social events
  • Private parties
  • Musical events and performances
  • Dance competitions
  • Fundraisers
  • Exhibitions
  • Marketing and promotional activities
  • Conferences, workshops and meetings.

Looking to Hire the Burnside Ballroom?

Further information on the Burnside Ballroom may be viewed below, including venue features, capacity guide and a photo gallery at the bottom of the page. Venue viewings may be arranged by appointment by calling 8366 4200. In addition to the Burnside Ballroom, we also offer a range of other venues for hire including the Burnside Community Centre and Glenunga Hub.

Submit a Venue Hire Enquiry

If you have already submitted an enquiry and obtained a booking ID, please complete the Burnside Ballroom Application Form.

Burnside Ballroom and Corner Room/Green Room Map 


Note: the Corner Room/Green Room is a separate venue which may be hired in addition to the Ballroom. An hourly fee applies. Access to this room is via the rear and right of the stage, or via an external entrance as indicated on the map. Keys for these access points will only be issued to hirers who have secured a booking for this room.

Ballroom Features

  • Suitable for activities and functions of 100-500 people. Refer to the seating guide below for further information.
  • PA system with CD player, 1 x 3 mm jack connection, 1 x female XLR3 connection, 3 x cordless microphones, 1 x lapel microphone, lectern.
  • Tables: Ground floor access to 13 x black trestle tables seating 8-10 people (2440 mm x 760 mm), 3 x beige trestle tables seating 6-8 people (1830 mm x 760 mm), 11 booth tables seating 5-10 people each. Mezzanine access to 20 x retro laminate cafe tables seating 4 people each.
  • 200 x black banquet chairs (ground floor), and approx. 150 x red vinyl 'S' shaped retro chairs (mezzanine).
  • Kitchen including an oven and cook top with overhead exhaust, instant hot water unit, commercial dishwasher, food warmer, 370 L fridge and 250 L freezer, 100 piece pie warmer, and microwave. Note: utensils and crockery are not provided.
  • Bar areas: Ground floor bar with access to 2 x fridges with glass double doors, 2 x sinks and 2 x portable urns. Mezzanine bar area with access to 1 x sink. There is no fridge in the upstairs bar and is therefore only suitable for ice tub drink service. No keg system, beer taps or glassware are provided.
  • Stage with curtain and access to additional stage block extenders.
  • 3 x black fabric portable free-standing partitions.
  • Venue toilets known as ‘Powder Rooms’ and ‘Cloak Rooms’ comprise the following: Ground floor 1 x men’s cubicle and urinal, 4 x ladies' cubicles, 1 x unisex disability access toilet. Mezzanine level 1 x men’s cubicle and urinal, 3 x ladies' cubicles and separate powder room entrance foyer.
  • Disability access to ground floor only.
  • Stairs to mezzanine level.
  • Evaporative cooling throughout the venue and underfloor heating on the ground floor.
  • Access upon request and subject to availability: DI-Box, free-standing whiteboards, portable free-standing projector screen.

The onsite Burnside Civic Centre car park provides non-exclusive access to up to 191 car parks. Overflow parking is available in the adjacent streets. Car parking is free, however, please ensure your members and guests take care to read all signage as parking restrictions may apply. The Civic Centre complex is serviced by a number of public transport routes accessible via bus stop 152 on Portrush Road and bus stop 10 on Greenhill Road.

The Burnside Ballroom is located adjacent to the Burnside Civic Centre on the corner of Greenhill Road and Portrush Road in Tusmore. It is within walking distance to the Burnside Village Shopping Centre and is approximately 10 minutes drive from the Adelaide CBD.

Corner Room Features

The Corner Room is a separate venue located on the ground level of the Town Hall on the corner of Portrush Road and Greenhill Road (refer to the map below) and is suitable for small meetings or green room purposes. Access to this room may be arranged via a locked door to the rear and right of the Ballroom stage, or via an external entrance. Keys for these access points are available to hirers who have secured a booking for this room. An hourly hire fee applies.

  • Suitable for up to 25 people seated without tables. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.
  • Kitchenette complete with microwave, kettle and small fridge. Crockery is not provided.
  • 40 inch flat screen TV and Blu-ray/DVD player.
  • 1 x small double Hollywood mirror with vanity table.
  • Full length mirror.
  • 3 x flip top tables (1800 mm x 800 mm), 1 x trestle table (2130 mm x 760 mm).
  • 25 x navy fabric banquet chairs.
  • Split system reverse cycle air conditioning and ceiling fan.
  • Access to 1 x unisex disability access toilet.


Event Type Maximum number of Guests Area
Dance only or cocktail party 500 Venue
Dinner and Dance 120 Ground Floor (including booths)
220 Venue
Dinner only 200 Ground Floor (including booths)
300 Venue
General Seating 100 Booths only
Dining 50 – 60 Booths only
Theatre Style Seating for Performances 300 Ground Floor (including booths)
100 Mezzanine


401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore 5065  View Map

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