Since opening in January 2004, Academy has cemented its position as the ACT's leading nightclub venue, hosting high profile guest acts and DJs and introducing exciting new event concepts.

With multiple trendy environments including Candybar and Pod, by far Canberra 's best and clearest sound system, a full size cinema screen and advanced lighting, the venue has set a new standard for Canberra clubbing.

This was recognised with a third place in the Bartender Magazine 2004 Nightclub of the Year Awards (just behind Sydney 's Tank and Brisbane 's Family), a first for a Canberra venue, and followed up with another nomination in the same category in 2005.

Weekly club nights such as Love Saturdays and Trash Thursdays attract capacity crowds week in week out. Special events such as the RNB Heat on every long weekend and the Foam Party are hugely popular, making Academy Canberra's ultimate late night destination .

Some of the nation's and the worlds top performers have graced the Academy turntables since opening including; Deep Dish, De La Soul, Krush, Infusion, Grandmaster Flash, UNKLE, Arrested Development, Kid Kenobi, BeXta , Felix Da Housecat (US), Soul Of Man (UK) just to name a few.