Melbourne Venues

Melbourne venues include all types of settings such as historic grounds, sports stadiums, quaint winery venues and even aboriginal heritage sites.

Take a few hours from your busy schedule and enjoy exploring each of the unique venues that Melbourne has to offer. The city has many historic buildings, monuments, heritage sites and several other beautiful venues to explore.

Melbourne Music, Concert, Performance & Show Venues

If you are interested in exploring an aboriginal heritage site, then come to the Kulin Nation and you will come across the Koorie Heritage. Here at this venue, you will learn more about the native aboriginal communities, their culture and beliefs. Take a journey through this venue and explore more about the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people.

The Royal Botanic Gardens and the Melbourne museum have many artefacts and sites waiting to be explored. Take a culture and heritage walk through the gardens and the venue at your own pace.

The city is also home to some venues, which were once the dwelling sites of Australia’s first settlers. Take a tour to the Port Phillip Bay to explore the site of the trading post. Enjoy exploring the striking interiors, exhibition building and the onsite Melbourne Gaol. If you are interested, you can take a tour to the Old Melbourne Gaol. There is a nearby museum and a garden that includes the Cook’s Cottage, the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and some excellent artefacts.

Sporting venues such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Grand Prix Unit are some of the most popular sporting venues of the city. Apart from some world-glass tournaments, these venues are the hosting grounds for several exhibitions and top Melbourne events. Check out the city’s event calendar to know more about the upcoming events. Houses and homesteads are also quite popular amongst top Melbourne venues. Several weddings, private parties and high-tea events are held at the homesteads and historic houses in Melbourne. Some colonial mansions and houses are located within these lavish garden areas and guests for some event celebrations can lease these homes.

State Theatre

State Theatre

One of Melbourne’s premier entertainment venue is the famous State Theatre. This unique theatre is not only a major venue for musicals and Broadway shows, but also home to some of the...

Fed Square

Federation Square

Federation Square is Melbourne’s most happening place for fine dining, events and exciting bars. At this renowned venue, you’ll find some of the city’s most diverse galleries...

Trades Hall

Trades Hall

Trades Hall is a unique monument that represent the past development of Melbourne and its suburbs. This popular venue has been a major arena for public events, festivals and community...

Crown Casino

If gambling and nightlife excites you, then come to the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex in Melbourne. This huge gaming and entertainment arena is Melbourne’s primary gaming...

Royal Exhibition Building

Royal Exhibition Building

Come and explore the nationally acclaimed, heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne’s inner-north. This building dates back to 1880 and was built exclusively for the...

The Princess Theatre

Princess Theatre

Melbourne’s Princess Theatre is not just an old theatre with extraordinary facilities – this grand theatre also has a magnificent history.  This century-old theatre hosts some of...

The Comics Lounge

The Comics Lounge

There is no shortage of comedy theatres in Australia. However, the Comic’s Lounge is the sole venue in Australia that offers live standup comedy shows six nights a week, with many...

Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park

Melbourne’s main sporting venues are located in an area known as Melbourne Park. Not only does Melbourne Park host many of the best and mosainst popular sporting venues in Australia...

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre has been a part of Melbourne’s rich heritage since early last century. Back in 1929, this theatre first opened as an impressive palace – However, the fate of the...

Victorian Opera

Victorian Opera

Founded in 2005, the Victorian Opera is a popular opera company in Melbourne. The main source of funding was from the State government and gradually, the Victorian Opera became extremely...

Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre

Are you interested in watching a hilarious show while in Melbourne? Then look no further! Come to Melbourne’s famous Comedy Theatre for an enjoyable show. This lively theatre welcomes...

Forum Theatre

Forum Theatre

The Forum Theatre is renowned for its unique look and architecture; featuring Romanesque statues blue-sky ceiling, ornamental décor and unique structures. The Forum Theatre creates an...

Astor Theatre

Astor Theatre

The Astor Theatre is movie lover’s paradise, offers something unique for all locals and visitors of Melbourne. From the theatre’s unique architecture to its projection rooms, you...

Arts Centre

Melbourne’s rich cultural scene includes an vast mix of museums, art galleries, exhibition halls and theatres. As you explore this exciting city, you’ll be able to discover...

Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre

Melbourne’s rich cultural district features numerous art-deco style theatres and galleries – the Capitol Theatre being one of these classic theatres located in the city; featuring...

MCG

Australia is home to one of the world’s best cricket grounds, The Melbourne Cricket Ground – known to the locals as the MCG). The MCG is located in Richmond, just 3 kilometres...

Festival Hall

Festival Hall

Festival Hall is one of Melbourne’s original entertainment venues. For many years, this venue has been home to many concerts, shows and live performances. Festival Hall’s unique and...

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Melbourne’s pulsating city life offers an array of enjoyable recreational activities for guests of all ages. Choices range from theatres to cinemas, outdoor performances to live music...

Melbourne Showgrounds

Melbourne Showgrounds

The Melbourne Showgrounds is another popular event venue in Melbourne that offers huge outdoor and indoor spaces for a variety of events and functions. This site is Melbourne’s largest...

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre

The Melbourne Recital Centre is one of the best concert venues in Melbourne. This unique establishment is not only known for its renowned architecture and sculptures, but also for its wide...

Hisense Arena

Hisense Arena

Due to the growing demand of concert halls and sporting stadiums in Melbourne, a number of new venues have been created close to the Melbourne CBD. Back in 2000, Hisense Arena was...

Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall is part of the Melbourne’s popular Arts Centre precinct and the main concert venue of the Arts Centre. Hamer Hall is the prime location for many major symphonies, plays, live...

Flemington Racecourse

Flemington Racecourse

When it comes to horse racing in Melbourne, Flemington Racecourse is often the first venue that comes to mind – this is because Flemington is the largest racecourse in Melbourne and...

Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre

The Malthouse Theatre is one of the oldest theatres and heritage listed sites in Melbourne. In the past, this popular building was once a famous theatre company, with a number of talented...

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

While in Melbourne, stop by the award-winning Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for an event. This is the city’s largest and most popular convention center. Those interested in...

AAMI Park

AAMI Park

AAMI Park is one of Melbourne’s top sporting venues and is home to many exciting sporting events. There are many local sports teams which call AAMI Park home; including the Melbourne...

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

The Melbourne Theatre Company is one of the oldest professional theatre companies in the city. The company was founded back in 1953 and originally was a part of the University of Melbourne...

Princes Park

Princes Park

Princes Park is one of Melbourne’s best recreational grounds and parklands – stretching for nearly two kilometres in the suburb of Parkville and is quite close to the city CBD. For...

Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium is a major venue for many international & national sporting and entertainment events in Melbourne; boasting seating capacity of more than 50,000 people. Therefore...

Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Although currently closed (due to reopen in June 2015) the Palace Theatre is one of the top live entertainment destinations in Melbourne. The venue hosts a number of live acts, performances...

Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre

The Playhouse Theatre is a popular venue for the Melbourne Theatre Company’s productions; hosting a number of dramas, musical comedies and opera performances. Undoubtedly, the city of...

Queensbridge Square

Queensbridge Square

Melbourne’s vibrant and charming urban setting also offers a number of unique pedestrian plazas; one such place is Queensbridge Square – located alongside the scenic Yarra River in...

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre dates back to year 1886, and today, is listed amongst the Victoria’s most popular heritage buildings with Melbournians often referring to the theatre as ‘The...

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

The Melbourne Recital Centre is home to the popular auditorium known as the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. This centre is one of Melbourne’s biggest auditoriums, renowned for its live music...

Calder Park Raceway

Calder Park

Melbourne is also a popular hub for motorsports and racing events, thanks to the city’s renowned Calder Park Raceway; one of the most popular racing circuits in Melbourne. Every year, the...

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre

Melbourne’s vibrant cultural scene includes an array of art galleries, theatres and museums. Indeed, this urban city offers a range of intriguing historical sites and venues for all...

Australian Centre of Performing Arts

Australian Centre of Performing Arts

The Australian Centre of Performing Arts (ACOPA) is located in the heart of North Melbourne. If you drive to the northern end of the CBD, you’ll reach ACOPA in the busy Errol Street...

Caulfield Racecourse

Caulfield Racecourse

Many locals and visitors come to the Caulfield Racecourse to enjoy live horseracing; located south-east of the Melbourne CBD. Those driving to the venue will be happy to know that the...

Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena is a famous tennis stadium in Melbourne and serves as the main venue for the world famous Australian Open. The venue was purpose built for tennis, as the previous stadium...

Sandown Racecourse

Sandown Racecourse

Sandown Racecourse is one of the major horse racing venues in Melbourne; located 25kms south-east of the Melbourne CBD. If you’re driving, take the Princes Highway for approximately...

Simonds Stadium

Simonds Stadium

Simonds Stadium is another popular sports venue south-west of Melbourne in the city of Geelong. This popular ground is known for hosting a number of major sporting events; predominantly AFL...

Moonee Valley Racecourse

Moonee Valley Racecourse

Moonee Valley Racecourse is one of Melbourne’s premier race tracks that hosts many of Australia’s famous horse races. One of the most notable horse race hosted here is the Cox...

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre will surely meet all of your sporting needs. This huge arena is home to a basketball court, squash centre, swimming pool, multi-purpose pool...

Melbourne Town Hall

Melbourne Town Hall

The famous Melbourne Town Hall is a popular venue that has been serving patrons for over 135 years now. Many Melbournians claim that the City Town Hall is the prime host to the city’s...