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Forum Melbourne

154 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9700
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Fantastic Venue & Management

Walking past this beautiful building & met Chris the manager who kindly invited us in to see Jet in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leonie510
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Adelaide
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Vera Blue concert.

The venue is well set up for a concert! Easy access to bars and toilets. The staff were amazing and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rochel H
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Formerly the State Theatre, the Forum Melbourne first opened in 1929 with the largest seating capacity of any theatre in Australia. Since then the venue has been divided into two separate venues. Downstairs, Forum I is famous for its unique architecture, large stage, mesmerising proscenium and signature cabaret style booths. Upstairs, Forum II is a smaller venue with tiered seating, small stage, surround sound and cinema size screen. Renowned as one of Melbourne’s most unique and best live music venues, the Forum plays host to many bands, singers, comedians and popular festivals every year. When not being used for live music, the venue comes alive as an amazing function space for events such as cocktail parties, launches and fashion events.
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“comedy festival” (11 reviews)
“floor area” (4 reviews)
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154 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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"comedy festival"
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"floor area"
in 4 reviews
"great acoustics"
in 3 reviews
"heritage building"
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"roman decor"
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"russell street"
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"opposite federation square"
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"beautiful theatre"
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"amazing architecture"
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"old style"
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"stage"
in 9 reviews
"movie"
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"gigs"
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"minaret"
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"statues"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking past this beautiful building & met Chris the manager who kindly invited us in to see Jet in concert - could not believe this incredible gesture & I sincerely hope we can return the favor one day somehow? His love of the building shines...More

1  Thank Leonie510
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The venue is well set up for a concert! Easy access to bars and toilets. The staff were amazing and it was so easy to get out once the concert ended.

1  Thank Rochel H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time last week to a concert. The decor was amazing so beautiful. Was like u were in old times in the romans or cesears palace. Made it feel like the night was coming inside. Great venue for a concert. The...More

Thank Shannon C
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Every time we see an event at the Forum, I am always amazed at its beauty. The Roman decor and the lighting are just gorgeous. We were there most recently for the Melbourne Comedy Festival. I hope this place never changes!

Thank Michelle N
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went to see Urzila Carslon comedian at the Forum. It is a lovely old place keeping it in its original style giving it character. The seating are on plastic seats that can be removed on the wooden floor. The show was opened up to more...More

Thank Fiona S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Quaint, cosy little theatre we visited during the Melbourne Comedy Festival recently. Looks well used (but in a nice way) and caters for various events as there doesn’t seem to be any fixed seated, only temporary removable chairs which obviously can be removed for standing...More

1  Thank blueshark_m4ko
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A great venue for the comedy festival. Have not been here for decades but is well maintained and suits the edgy and spontaneous nature of the festival. Saw Urzila Carlson. Prefer her televised version where her language is not a feature and her comedy can...More

Thank Troonie1
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Great small venue, no issue getting to toilets or the bar, it was a standing only concert but this was good, the whole place rocked, easy to get to by parking in fed square

Thank Royce O
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Well last night I went to see something very special. To date I have only ever been to see Comedy at the bizarrely beautiful Forum, but now I was in for a treat and am kicking myself for all the other events I have missed....More

2  Thank martinc2103
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I love the Forum. A Melbourne icon. Such a gem. Saw Leftfield here tonight. A truly great venue. Intimate yet great. Long may it prosper.

1  Thank TwoSheds57
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