Venues & transport

Tango in the Spring 2016 will take place in 3 venues: Albert Hall, the Harmonie German Club and the Great Hall of University House at ANU.

Albert Hall

The historic (for Canberra) Albert Hall will be the venue for Friday, Saturday and Monday milongas, as well as Saturday’s DJ forum, asado and  practica. For the milongas, we will run a wine bar. For the asado, BYO.
Address:  Corner of Commonwealth Avenue & Kaye Street, Yarralumla

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Harmonie German Club

medium_FxCam_1389948329547The Harmonie German Club will be the Sunday night milonga venue. Full bar service from the Club — no BYO. Parquetry dance floor.

Address: 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah ACT 2604

 

 

University House, ANU

img_0865The Great Hall, University House ANU will be the venue for the Sunday afternoon concert. NB there will not be a dance floor; this is an acoustic concert event.
Address: 1 Balmain Cres, Acton ACT 2601

 

 


Where to stay, how to get to the venues

Looking for the best place to stay if you don’t have a car? If you are interested in using public transport, the best place to stay is probably the “Civic” area — the city centre. The milonga venues are both in the inner south, 10-15 min by car from the city centre. And the city centre is the most convenient place to catch buses to anywhere.  Here is the ACTION bus website: www.transport.act.gov.au 

You won’t have a bus service on the way back from the milongas though, so the easiest is sharing a taxi with someone who is going in the same direction. If you are happy to catch a taxi both ways, you may want to find a hotel somewhere in the inner south. It’s closer to the venue, and many people seem to be staying in that area. The closest to the Albert Hall is the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, which is right next door (obviously it’s pretty pricy).