Venue Information

Victorian Opera performs in theatres around Melbourne and Victoria. Find out more about our wonderful venue partners.

Palais Theatre

Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

This extraordinary heritage building is being meticulously restored to revitalise its glorious history, and provide an enhanced audience experience. Take advantage of the beachside location before stepping into the Palais Theatre’s ornate foyer and marvelling at the atmospheric theatre style. It is Australia’s biggest seated theatre, hosting everything from ballet to rock concerts, and above all has outstanding acoustics for opera.

Pelleas and Melisande 11 and 13 October 2018
Parisfal 20, 22 and 24 February 2019

The Coopers Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre

113 Sturt Street, Southbank

This old red-brick former brewery exudes industrial chic and modern comfort. It has great coffee and a happy hour which can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, you will feel the buzz of being close to the stage and performers in the intimate Merlyn Theatre.

Lorelei 3-10 November 2018

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 perform regularly. 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.

Alice Through the Opera Glass 14* and 15 June 2019
A Little Night Music 27 June - 6 July 2019
Heroic Bel Canto 14 July

Gasworks Theatre

21 Graham Street, Albert Park

Situated on four hectares of lush parkland, Gasworks Arts Park is an urban oasis for creative minds, located only three kilometres from the CBD. Enjoy the warm welcome from this inviting multidisciplinary arts space, which includes theatres, galleries, artist studios and a cafe. Gasworks also accommodates school holiday programs, farmers’ markets and Fringe Festival events to epitomise the best of Melbourne’s vibrant community arts scene.

The Selfish Giant 17, 18 and 19 October 2019

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

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.

*Relaxed Performance