Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, State Theatre has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
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 nation’s best opera, ballet and symphony orchestra productions.
The State Theatre Melbourne, Seating Plan & Parking
The State Theatre has a seating capacity of 2,085; making it one of the largest theatre stages in Australia. The State Theatre showcases some of the best known performances by the Australian Opera and Ballet, each draws thousands of visitors from all across the country.
Apart from its amazing theatrical and musical line-up, the State Theatre in Melbourne is also known for its excellent interior. Check out the amazing ceilings and the Victorian style decor inside this beautiful theatre. The main ceiling at the State Theatre is massive and is adorned with 75,000 tiny brass domes.
The State Theatre was built in 1929 and was initially used as an auditorium. However, as the years passed by, it became an extremely popular venue. Later in 1984, the theatre was reopened as the State Theatre. Gradually, it became the prime venue for many arts and cultural programs in the city.
Seating plans will vary based on the type and size of each event, but here is an example of a past event held at the State Theatre in Melbourne.