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Forum Melbourne

154 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9700
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The Forum offers a fantastic live music venue right in the heart of the city. The decor is amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Victoria, Australia
via mobile

While we stayed in Melbourne for hospital appointment for the next day, we went too the comedy show... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
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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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154 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9299 9700
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The Forum offers a fantastic live music venue right in the heart of the city. The decor is amazing (even the ladies room was elegant) and there is a great floor area for concerts as well as two levels of elevated seated area and more...More

3  Thank ScarlettPearl
Reviewed 26 April 2017

While we stayed in Melbourne for hospital appointment for the next day, we went too the comedy show starring Tommy Little at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne. It was such a delight to see the old place as I use too go and watch the...More

Thank Connan59
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Although the building was closed (it was 8am) the exterior of this building is quite amazing. Whilst looking at it you could easily imagine that you were in the Middle East. It is very ornate with amazing cupolas on the roof. Worth a view if...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Love this venue. Make sure you check out the Ladies Room - beautiful old style that has been tastefully modernised. Love being able to get a red and popcorn. Friendly staff. Clean venue. Excellent stage set, skyline, statues etc. Great location close to public transport...More

Thank Bendigo2
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a quite a historic building built in 1929 in Moorish Revival style and sits on the corner of Flinders and Russell Street opposite Federation Square. It operated as a movie theatre but is now used for special musical events. When visited it was...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We were at the Forum for the movie "Eagle Huntress" under the auspices of Melbourne International Film Festival. It is a very old building retrofitted with modern cinematic facilities. We enjoyed the movie very much! It was one of the key highlights of our trip.

Thank Teng Leng L
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

First time inside the Forum...WOW!! Fantastic live venue, 1500+ bodies sold out show and still heaps of vantage points without needing to be 6'5". Love the stage, i can see where Baz got the idea for a certain scene from Romeo & Juliet. Another reason...More

1  Thank OSULLIVAN73
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have't stepped into this building since I was about 15yrs old. Nothing had changed. If your in town its worth a look inside, it brought back some very good memories. Oh and the laneway next door is full of graffiti.

Thank Rodney R
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I have been to the Forum, in the past I have just admired it's architecture from the outside. The inside is a spectacle to see with renaissance still statues through out the theatre. The stage continues with this them and...More

Thank Rauy
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Visited the forum for the first time for a music gig (Client Liaison) and was blown away by the building. Worth having a Google search to read about the architecture before going, although I loved the surprise of going in and feeling like I was...More

Thank holidayitisAustralia
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25 November 2015|
Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
So if you come to Melbourne from Sydney will it be by train,bus or plane.? The train and bus ends up at Southern cross Station and the Skybus from Tullamarine Airport ends up at Southern cross Station. If you travel within... More