Venue Information

Victorian Opera performs in Melbourne's best theatres and concert halls, choosing our venue to suit the scale of each production and to give our audiences the best possible experience.

Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

31 Sturt Street, Southbank

A modern music venue built for twenty-first century audiences with state-of-the art facilities, in the heart of the Southbank arts precinct. With beautiful carvings of native Hoop Pine lining the walls, entering Elisabeth Murdoch Hall is like stepping inside a giant instrument where you feel the special synergy between the audience, artists and architecture.

The Barber of Seville 12 and 14 December 2019
Celebrating Richard Mills 13 December 2019

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse and Hamer Hall

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Be guided by its colourful spire to this exceptional venue where world-class companies and artists regularly perform. Its proximity to the CBD and public transport makes it the ideal venue for city workers and suburbanites alike. Enjoy the convenience of a range of dining options before settling in for a performance to remember in the sumptuous Hamer Hall or the more intimate Playhouse.

Cinderella 13 June 2020
VOYCE Concert
Tuesday 16 June 2020
Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird 18—20 June 2020
Three Tales 26 and 27 June 2020
Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) 21 August 2020
Margaret Fulton: The Musical 15—19 September 2020
The Friends of Salamanca 25 and 26 September 2020

Palais Theatre

Lower Esplande, St Kilda

Restored to revitalise its glorious history and provide an enhanced audience experience, this extraordinary heritage building has outstanding acoustics for opera. Take advantage of the beachside location and nearby restaurants before stepping into the Palais Theatre’s foyer and marvelling at the ornate atmospheric theatre style.

Salome 22, 25 and 27 February 2020
The Who's Tommy 14—21 August 2020

Horti Hall, Hemstritch Studio

31 Victoria Street, Melbourne

The home of Victorian Opera, historical Horti Hall with its classical architectural features has played a significant role in Melbourne’s social life since the 1870s. Located in the CBD with access for people with disabilities, Hemstritch Studio provides a relaxed setting for concerts, recitals, talks and cabaret – an environment in which to linger and mingle.

Pre-Show Insights: Salome 21, 24, 26 February 2020
Greta Bradman Talks 5 and 19 March 2020
Baby Bilby Sings 13 and 20 March 2020
Trivia Night: The Biggest Opera Buff(a) 27 March 2020
Five Fridays in May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 2020
Glimpses from Ransom 3 October 2020
Richard Mills Talks 8, 15, 22, 29 October 2020

All our venues are easily accessible by car, bus, train or tram. Victorian Opera supports the use of public transport as per its sustainable development policy. Plan your public transport journey.