The Academia Conference Venue in Cape Town

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About The Academia

Inspirational, convenient and professional, The Academia is a multi-purpose conference and event venue in Cape Town. Stimulate creativity, think freely, stumble upon your next big idea and spark innovation – when you make us your venue of choice, the possibilities are endless.


An ideal option for conferences, lectures, presentations, stage events and awards ceremonies, the Academia Theatre is a purpose-built auditorium that comfortably seats up to 250 people.

The Seminar Room is a 40-seater venue. The setup is ideal for educational events, seminars, smaller presentations, training, screenings and workshops.

The 14-seater Executive Boardroom is the epitome of luxury business convenience, with custom-designed furniture, an en-suite bathroom and full audiovisual integration.

Audio Visual

The Academia is proud to have Park Media as our in-house audiovisual provider of all event technical support and services.

Their skilled staff can handle everything from HD video and presentations, microphone management, event recording services, multi-way video conferencing, live streaming and more.


Situated on the top floor of The Academia is Alhambra Restaurant, offering a classy and tasty dining experience.

As the in-house caterer for all events that take place at The Academia, Alhambra offers a full catering service menu that can be tailored to accommodate any culinary and dietary requirements.

The restaurant is strictly Halaal.

Concierge and Hospitality Services

Our promise to you is to simplify the hosting of all types of events in a relaxed and professional environment. Some of the special touches we can deliver on include:

• Concierge
• Business services
• Audiovisual and IT support
• Event planning and co-ordination
• Catering and menu consultations

The Academia. Your next event, simplified.

Features you'll appreciate

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Security (guard)


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Disabled equipped
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Stage
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

The Venue was absolutely amazing, the staff were so accommodating and so helpful. From the front line staff right through to the security and maintenance staff were friendly and inviting. Not only did the venue exceed the expectations that I had they blew it out of the water and i will definitely suggest it to anyone looking for a venue and will definitely be sure to use the venue in the future

August 2017

Mathew Carolissen (Cape Town)

Verified reviewexcellent

We had our first Conference for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalys-South Africa at venue.Our people with wheelchairs had easy access all over the venue,which is great most places do not have it.Feedback from attendees,doctors and commercial representatives that the food was top class most places do not serve a wide variety.They also commented that the staff in venue everywhere was very friendly and helpfull.I would utilise venue again and recommend it to others. Regards,Rozanne Bihl

April 2016

Rozanne Bihl (Cape Town)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 15.9km

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since July 2015

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