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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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Unique, Special, Sensational Sound

Treat yourself to any concert here. We were all thrilled by the atmosphere, intimate yet expansive... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Lou H
London, United Kingdom
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Always a great night

Fabulous venue , all seats are good . Great location accessible by trams. Enjoy a glass of wine of... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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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 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
Thank E7110YRtoml
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I went to a concert there last night, this building is magnificent and the architect is to be applauded. Beautiful Tasmanian timber, interesting designs, great acoustics, comfortable seats, easy access to any level, all seats get a wonderful view of the stage, air conditioning was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank barbarajandrews
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Acoustically magnificent, it’s a great place to go to a concert. However, considering it’s a well-established venue, the tickets aren’t cheap. AND ... take your own snacks. Here’s an example of the prices: $6.00 for a little packet of nuts. SIX! That’s DOUBLE the recommended...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

I visited with friends to see Like Running Water as part of the Melbourne Festival. The centre itself is spacious and modern. We relaxed with a glass of wine in the lobby before the show. We had hot chips ordered and they took quite a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.
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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