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Selecting the right venue for your hybrid or virtual event can be one of the toughest decisions event organisers will make during their planning.

You’ll need to consider the location and accessibility, technical requirements, how the venue will come across on viewer screens and what value the venue choice itself will add – not just to the viewer experience but to your experience as well throughout the live stream or pre-record.

After all, virtual events can be pretty stressful. So anything your venue and technical partners can do to ease the process will be extremely valuable. 

Here are five reasons ControlRoom MCA is the ideal choice for your next hybrid or virtual event.

ControlRoom MCA Harbour Stage

Enjoy iconic views of Sydney Harbour 

It’s first on our list because it’s what our clients love the most about ControlRoom MCA – that view!

ControlRoom is a semi-permanent installation in Quayside Room at one of Sydney’s most iconic venues; the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Meticulously designed to make the most of the sweeping views across Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House, the space is one of the only live streaming studios in the country that boasts an abundance of natural light.

Sydney CBD Summit ControlRoom MCA

Accessible to live and remote audiences 

With the Technical Operation room adjacent in a separate space and an efficient use of the dual-stage set up, the venue is large enough to accommodate a live audience in the room.

Up to five panel speakers can comfortably sit on the main stage plus up to two speakers can enjoy a chat on the second Harbour-view stage.

That’s in addition to the extensive capabilities live-streaming in as many remote speakers as you like from all around the world. 

For speakers, audiences and event staff attending in person, the MCA is just a stone’s throw away from the heart of Sydney CBD, public transport, restaurants and shops – so it’s easy as pie to get to and from the venue.

AV1 Crew ControlRoom MCA

Technically seamless production and delivery 

There is so much to consider from a technical perspective when it comes to virtual and hybrid events. Something event planners have learnt this past year – the hard way for many. 

AV1 was quick to introduce a safe and professional solution for corporate teams looking to continue communicating with their audiences during the pandemic. More than 12 months on the team has extensive experience producing and delivering studio-quality events that meet the high standards your stakeholders have come to expect. 

Viewers shouldn’t have to forgive unfriendly interfaces, drop-outs, awkward pauses and boring content. Nor should event planners have to forgive poor quality productions and “could’ve been better” feedback. 

With ControlRoom you’ll have a reliable, highly capable and responsive technical team looking after every detail for you. 

AV1 Long Summer Lunch MCA

Add-on events and experiences

Many event planners choose ControlRoom MCA because of the additional events and experiences they can easily add on, thanks to being in a multi-functional professional venue.

Just next door is Harbourside Room which many have used to host a complementary function such as a lunch, dinner, cocktail reception or even as a spacious green room. 

This builds on the experience of the hybrid event itself or allows for exclusive journeys for key stakeholders and VIPs.

You can take it even further by offering unique tours and experiences of the MCA’s art collections.

ControlRoom MCA Divine Events

Event partners hand-picked for quality 

Most event planners are short on time and big on efficiency. That’s why when you choose ControlRoom for your virtual or hybrid event you’re not just getting the best venue and technical partner but access to beautiful styling and in-house catering options too with event partners Divine Events and The Fresh Collective

Easily manage all aspects of your event with ControlRoom’s partner suppliers and spend more time focusing on content and attendee engagement.


Interested in learning more about ControlRoom MCA? Get in touch with our team today or book a site visit to see it for yourself. 

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