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Address: 154 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9299 9700
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Description: Formerly the State Theatre, the Forum Melbourne first opened in 1929 with...
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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Really beautoful

A perfect band venue. Beautiful inside and out with a fair layout and small enough to keep it an intimate feeling gig. Would return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A perfect band venue. Beautiful inside and out with a fair layout and small enough to keep it an intimate feeling gig. Would return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an excellent building to visit and is on the City Circle tram route. It used to be a theatre and then was a Christian Revival church and is now a Theatre again. The roof is very interesting with the sun, moon and stars in an interesting display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Beautiful architecture! This theatre boasts some of melbournes vintage in a building. Flanked with two bars and decent floor space, makes for a great music and show venue. For those who prefer not to stand, the forum has elevated seating with benches and booths for comfortable, more relaxed entertainment. Small foyer with some incredibly old bathroom facilities that add to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful building with amazing architecture. At night it's become lively with the lights that are so colourful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Have seen many an awesome concert here...such beautiful architecture. Took the kids to see Meghan Trainor here last week and they absolutely loved it. Usually there isnt a bad spot in the place, but this concert was jam packed....Meghan definately needs a bigger venue next time!!! Great location right opposite Federation Square...so dropped the kids off and walked over to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I don't normally review attractions but I was really impressed with the Forum. I saw Ronny Chieng during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and noticed how lovely the venue was, that the staff were very efficient and controlled the crowd well. But the best thing was... and maybe this is a bit of a silly thing to comment on... but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love the outside of this venue- the inside not so much. Needs a bit of a clean. They often hold awesome events there though. Some great gigs!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Forum Melbourne hosted a great night with legendary 90's artists and DJs, Salt 'n' Pepa, Spindarella and Melbourne's own R&B group CDB. It was a fantastic night as they brought back the music from he 90's with a Little mix of today's R&B. After all these years, they have still 'got it'. The venue on the inside was great,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Whenever I pass this building I admire its over-the-top architecture and ornamentation, feel relieved it has survived demolition, and wish it was better maintained. Fans of 1920s Orientalist cinema design will love the exterior and interior. For non-fans, this is a worthwhile venue -- for bands, Comedy Festival acts, and MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) screenings. There are bars, eateries... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Architecturally one of the stand out buildings in central Melbourne. It is wonderfully over the top with onion domes and arabesque swirls everywhere. Inside it is has seen better days. Lots of bands play here and it is a prominent venue during the comedy festival in April. There is a decent sized dance floor down the front and up the... More 

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Address: 154 Flinders St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03-9299 9700
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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