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Melbourne Recital Centre

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Address: Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)3 9699 3333
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Brilliant acoustics!

Wow! What an incredible venue. We went to see Sarah McLachlan, and despite our best efforts ended up with seats up in the nosebleeds... apart from the climbing of the stairs (not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I attended the concerts of both Beth Hart, and John Mayall, in the past week, sitting in row B (to side and near centre), on both occasions, and was so disappointed with the acoustics and/or the sound mixing. The listening experience was the worst I have had for some time. For example, in the later half of Beth Hart's performance,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wow! What an incredible venue. We went to see Sarah McLachlan, and despite our best efforts ended up with seats up in the nosebleeds... apart from the climbing of the stairs (not sure if there was an elevator, but at least the escalator up the first flight helped. The seats were wide enough to be comfortable, but too close to... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Spent a lovely evening listening to Tchaicovsky et al in the gloriously decorated Recital Hall. Incredibly classy Australian wooden paneling on the walls and ceiling, great acoustics, just lovely. Not enough staff working on the bar at interval to grab a drink in the 20 minutes given though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a valuable venue for music lovers. The acoustics have been designed for the discerning, and though I don't know much about this I do know that I've heard excellent work (opera, baroque, etc). Seats are comfortable. As other reviewers note, the lack of a centre aisle means it is almost inevitable that you'll have people squeezing past you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My first trip to the Recital Centre. It's a lovely venue. The concert with Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway was wonderful! They were only in Melbourne for one night and I'm so glad I got to see them. Fantastic!

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went to a classical music concert here, the sound was excellent, comfortable seating, staff very helpful, places to get food & drink if needed and handy to transport. We were in the stalls only 5 rows back and it was good to be so close to the performers. The interior timber design is very interesting-overall a very enjoyable place... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a marvellous venue. It is easy to find - virtually at the back of the Arts Centre and National Gallery and well served by trams going by. There is a restaurant, bar and cafe right out front and also a bar inside - but be aware you are not permitted to take any drinks or snacks (apart from... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

One of the best recital venues in Australia as well as others in the world. Sound is very clear and pleasing (and I have heard a range of music played in the Centre). Beautiful, warm interior of curved and carved wooden interior. Seats are well positioned and comfortable. Melbourne audiences to dress for the occasion and are friendly to visitors.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We went here recently to see one of the 'Ear Films' Productions, which was very interesting. Sound was good, but seemed to be louder on one side of the room. The staff were helpful and explained things well. If for nothing else, the toilets are like an optical illusion and I was very disorientated when I first walked in!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Attended Madelein Peroux concert, wonderful artist, totally destroyed by incompetant mixer.He was either drunk, stone deaf or hated her.If the mixer is supplied by the venue you seriously have to look into this. Going to Roberto Fonseca tonight and if it's the same i'am really going to shake a tree. Bob H. Also why can't I talk to managment no... More 

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