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Melbourne Recital Centre

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent ensemble music venue

It was my first time in Melbourne Recital Centre and I have thoroughly enjoyed the performance of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
Visually and aurally impressive

Lovely relaxing atmosphere on arrival. Staff were welcoming and helpful with drinks available to... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Annette C
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“great acoustics”(10 reviews)
“concert hall”(4 reviews)
Melbourne Recital Centre comprises two of the finest acoustic spaces in the southern hemisphere, carefully crafted to present the best music the world has to offer. Drawing fundamental influence from the traditional box shape of European concert...more
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31 Sturt St | Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 3333
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was my first time in Melbourne Recital Centre and I have thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. It was a nice and refreshing change to the Gothic churches and Baroque concert halls that I have been to in the past. The recital...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

Lovely relaxing atmosphere on arrival. Staff were welcoming and helpful with drinks available to wind down before the performance. Concert hall was spectacular and the sound was amazing. They showcase a wide range of musical styles, looking forward to going again in the future.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annette C
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

There is no such thing as a bad seat in this venue. The acoustics are brilliant and the atmosphere superb. They have a diverse range of performances so check out & subscribe to the website.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Birt1964
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Treat yourself to any concert here. We were all thrilled by the atmosphere, intimate yet expansive, fabulous sound, comfortable. Any music heard here will be all the better for being in this setting!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lou H
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Fabulous venue , all seats are good . Great location accessible by trams. Enjoy a glass of wine of cup of coffee then see you concert.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank NanaK28
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Went to a great show last night to watch Lea Delaria perform David Bowie’s Hits using the Jazz genre at Elizabeth Murdoch Theatre! Must say was very impressed with the seating, being over six foot I don’t always enjoy seating in a theatre, but great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MartyBal
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The acoustics are great for classical music and acoustic shows - we've been to over 40 such performances there (I even performed in a choir there once) and were very happy with the sound. However the acoustics has been horrible for blues shows put on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank FKennedy_Langwarrin
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely venue that I rarely visit. But a fantastic show here. Seating layout for a rangevof patrons. Good sound. Close to cafes and city. Recommend seeing artists here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bushflowergirl
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Last night I attend a great concert of Cellist, songwriter and improvisor Vaudrey teaming up with renowned improvisational violinist Xani Kolac presenting an evening of unique arrangements for voice, strings and electronics. The Salon at the Recital Centre has wonderful acoustics well suited to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Garry632015
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Recital Centre is a beautifully designed venue with fantastic acoustics. It's situated at the back of Arts Centre precinct. Only minus is the lack of affordable dinner or lunch venues close by. As expected the drinks and snacks prices inside the venue are quite expensive....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Bradley A
30 January 2017|
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Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
I have in the past, to a less formal concert. No one said anything so... Maybe yes? Most concert halls in Melbourne are pretty relaxed.
26 April 2016|
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Response from Brianturkey | Reviewed this property |
I'd go for the back row in the circle. That's only because I am deaf in one ear so need to be able to sit centrally. The wings still provide a great view and high quality acoustics so, without m problems, either would be... More