Meeting and event spaces
Ca’ Foscari offers its venues, true historical, artistic, cultural and architectural “gems” in the heart of Venice, to external bodies and institutions. The Aula Mario Baratto, the Auditorium Santa Margherita and other locations may become the ideal setting for cultural, scientific, teaching events as well as for courses, press conferences, formal dinners, conventions and corporate or private events.
University spaces are available for hire by both University groups and external users on weekdays and/or public holidays, including evenings for one or multiple days. It is possible to combine the hire and use of more than one venue to better satisfy event and activity needs.
Check out our photo gallery with vintage pictures of our venues from 1868 onwards.
For more information on availability and fees, and support in the choice of the best venue:
- to reserve lecture rooms as an External User: please contact the University Venue Management Unit;
- to reserve lecture rooms as an Internal User: please contact the Timetabling Unit;
- to reserve venues or ask for options or estimates as an External User: please contact the University Venue Management Unit;
- to reserve venues as an Internal User (Department, Teaching and non teaching staff of Ca' Foscari University of Venice...): please use the application Reservation of venues [ITA];
- to cancel a reservation: please contact the University Venue Management Unit or the relevant office.
The Ca’ Foscari University Foundation, an instrumental body of the University, is available not only to the University but also to companies and external bodies, to provide design and management consultancies for art exhibitions and corporate and institutional events.
Visit the Ca’ Foscari Foundation website at the Conferences and Exhibitions page [ITA] for information on design services and exhibition spaces.
To allow event participants to connect to the Internet via the university Wi-Fi network, the event coordinator within Ca' Foscari University can create a "guest account" in his/her own reserved area. The coordinator will be responsible for managing the credentials of the guest account and for their proper use.
The credentials of the guest account may be distributed to the public and/or speakers of the event, to allow them to connect to the Internet via the "eduroam" network available in all the university buildings.
For more information, please visit the guest account [ITA] creation webpage into the reserved area.
Users who access the Internet via a guest account related to an event are required to comply with the provisions of the Annex C (Rules for the correct use of IT infrastructures and resources) of the Personal Data Protection Regulation [ITA].
Technical assistance in using multimedia instruments in lecture rooms is provided by the university staff as pre-established in the contract.
Staff will grant indications on the location of the rooms and provide assistance to guarantee the use and preparation of the instruments that are rented with the room to facilitate an autonomous use.
In these rooms, technical assistance with multimedia instruments is provided with in different forms; please read the description on the web page of each venue for more information.
Additional technical assistance
Additional technical assistance may be offered upon request of the users or if the university identifies the users’ needs, the company Eurotecnica Salmaso Srl in the context of the management contract for the multimedia instruments.
Such technical assistance is at full charge of the user at a fixed hourly rate by technical staff to satisfy the technical needs related to the organization and management of activities and events.
The hourly rate for such services is EUR 36 + VAT/hour. This rate is valid for both weekdays and public holidays, on daytime and evenings.
Rental/ set up of multimedia instruments
At the moment of reservation, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, it is possible to request the following instruments on loan:
- 2 pairs of amplified acoustic speakers, each with a wired microphone and stands
- 1 pair of amplified acoustic speakers with a wired microphone
- 1 amplified acoustic speaker with a radio microphone and a stand
- 1 audio mixer TASCAM M-1016
- 2 video portable video projectors
- 1 tripod portable projection screen (2x2m)
- 1 pantograph portable projection screen (2.32x2.06m)
After checking the availability of the instruments, the office will confirm the reservation to the user.
|"Our venues for your events" brochure||502 K|
|"The University: where tradition meets modernity" brochure||1.85 M|
|"Venues and spaces at Ca' Foscari for your events in Venice" brochure [ITA-ENG]||3.14 M|
Forms and declarations
|Form for requesting the use of University spaces and locations||360 K|
|Educational interest declaration for external structure event [ITA-ENG]||356 K|
|Declaration for use and booking of University venues [ITA-ENG]||402 K|
Last update: 18/01/2023