Conferences, Dinners and Meetings

Whether your gathering is a small affair or a sizable crowd the Manitoba Centennial Centre and Centennial Concert Hall have reception facilities ideal for groups ranging from 12 to 1,500 guests.

Planning a wedding? Visit our dedicated weddings page

Our available in-house services and inventory include:

  • Full beverage and bar service
  • Support service staff & event planning assistance
  • Audio equipment options
  • Internet options available
  • 40 round dinner tables, 40 eight-foot tables
  • 160 dinner chairs, 220 folding chairs
  • 20 tall cocktail tables
  • 15 café style tables and chairs
  • 30 stanchions with ropes, 10 easels for signage, limited stock of pipe and drape
  • Podiums
  • Off premise caterers may be used to provide your catering needs

We would be pleased to host your next event. To find out which of our reception facilities would be best suited for your wedding, meeting, conference, reception, please contact:

Gerry McDougal - 204-957-6393
Manager, Marketing & IT

Centennial Concert Hall Lobby

Gather under the stunning chandeliers and surround yourself in the modern brutalist architecture of the late 1960s. 

Area Features:
  • High ceilings featuring majestic chandeliers
  • Greta Dale mural in main lobby and Tony Tascona murals in south and north orchestra
  • 14 lobby screens throughout 3 levels of the lobby
  • Abundant electrical outlets on all levels
  • Wi-Fi in main lobby area
  • Coat check for 400+
  • Accessible friendly via ramps and elevator
  • Standing events/receptions up to 1500
  • Seated meals up to 600 guests
Ideal For: 
  • Galas / conferences of 200-1500 attendees
  • Wedding receptions and ceremonies
  • Small concerts, events, and dinners
Centennial Concert Hall Lobby

Sound Bites Room

Dedicated private space located in the lower level of Manitoba Centennial Centre for the Arts, perfect for private events. Area is completely separate from Centennial Concert Hall.

Area Features:
  • Natural lighting
  • Dedicated washroom facilities
  • Two breakout private meeting areas
  • Private catering area
  • Internet options available
  • Accessible friendly
  • 300 standing
  • 160 dinner
Ideal For:
  • Daytime meetings and events
  • Evening events
  • Dinners
  • Small performances
  • Rehearsals
Event Centre


The Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation supports Manitoba visual artists through monthly exhibitions on the Piano Nobile, the Gallery has featured the creations of over 200 Manitoba artists.
In addition to displaying the work of Manitoba artists, the Piano Nobile is our showcase dinner reception area. 

Area Features:
  • High ceilings with majestic chandeliers
  • Rotating art gallery from Manitoba artists
  • Plug and play microphone
  • Coat check for 500+
  • Baby grand piano to add to ambiance
  • Wi-Fi
  • Two lobby screens
  • Accessible friendly via elevator
  • Standing receptions up to 380
  • Seated meals up to 120
Ideal For: 
  • Dinners up to 120 guests
  • Receptions with bar and hors d'oeuvres
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Small concerts and private events
  • Auditions
Piano Nobile


Located on the north side of first balcony, the red room offers a space for private dinners and receptions to take place during a performance for a group or corporate event.  

Area Features:
  • High ceilings and banner art created by Tony Tascona
  • Red Room features private bar, washroom, couch, tables and lounge chairs
  • Adjacent to backstage for performers attending a reception
  • Area coat rack for 30+ guests
  • Internet access can be arranged
  • Accessible friendly via elevator
  • Extension area can be configured to suit the number of guests
  • Standing receptions up to 300
  • Seated meals up to 88
Ideal For: 
  • Private receptions during events
  • Daytime meetings and lunches
  • Relaxation sessions and yoga classes
Red Room

Rehearsal Room 1

Located backstage, rehearsal room 1 offers a space to hone your craft or host auditions / meetings. 

Area Features:
  • High ceilings 
  • Seating for 20 in viewing gallery
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Dedicated internet tie in available via Shaw cable
  • Soundproofing
  • Grid for lights and sound
  • Backstage entrance is accessible friendly
  • 60+ member orchestra fits for rehearsal sessions
  • Standing receptions up to 100
  • Seated meals / meetings up to 60
Ideal For: 
  • Rehearsals, recordings, and auditions
  • Fringe Fest style performances: additional seats added to floor
  • Daytime meetings / learning sessions
  • Post event backstage receptions

Rehearsal Rooms 2 & 3

Smaller rehearsal rooms allow for private teaching, practice sessions or small meetings of 10+, depending on configuration. 


Located in the heart of the Manitoba Centennial Centre between the Manitoba Museum and Centennial Concert Hall. The Steinkopf gardens provide an escape from downtown, featuring gardens and fountains to enhance relaxation. 

Area Features:
  • Standard picnic tables on site
  • Additional seating available for events
  • Adjacent to underground parkade
  • Accessible friendly via Lily avenue, parkade and concourse entrances.
  • Standing events up to 200 people
  • Seated events can range depending on configurations
Ideal For: 
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Outdoor exercise or learning sessions
  • Staff barbeques 
Steinkopf Gardens


The boardroom is an ideal space for up to 14 people, it is styled with modern furnishings and features art by Daphne Odjig, Norval Morriseau, Don Laforte, Carl Ray and Jackson Beardy. 

Area Features:
  • Buzzer with camera to allow guests in
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
  • Conference phone
  • Large notepad
  • Internet
  • Beverage service available
  • Seating for 14
Ideal For: 
  • Meetings and presentations
Steinkopf Boardroom

Additional Meeting Space

Meeting space within the Manitoba Centennial Centre. 

Area Features:
  • Projector and screen
  • Beverage service available
  • 10 – 25 depending on configuration
Ideal For: 
  • Small daytime meetings / learning sessions