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“Beautiful venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street | Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)
+61 3 9699 3333
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 halls, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall is lined with striking plywood panels of Australian plantation Hoop Pine timber, designed to resemble the back of a beautiful instrument and provide greater acoustic intimacy across the 1000-seat auditorium. The superbly organic acoustics of the hall extend to the Salon, a uniquely intimate 150-seat space that can also act as a companion room to the hall. Comprising a series of diffusing timber panels with tessellated plywood faces tipped in and out to form a modulated wall and ceiling, Percy Grainger’s 1937 graphic score, Free Music No. 2 is inscribed across the surface to inspire players and audiences alike. Swing by, say hello and book tickets to a show. Discover why Melbourne Recital Centre is the Best Place to Hear beautiful music.

Melbourne, Australia
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“Beautiful venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I always love attending the Melbourne Recital centre. Perfect for international or interstate friends to show them a good time. I suggest booking a small or chamber ensemble as it is designed to bring out these sounds perfectly. Baroque music is stunning in this venue.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Wonderful sound & ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Went to see Glen Hansard in concert, terrific. Very impressed with the architecture of the building, the interior use of wood is beautiful, and the acoustics are excellent. The windows include louvres, and even the odd-shaped windows were open to let in the fresh air to the foyer area. Wonderful new venue, a great addition to Melbourne's arts precinct. I'd love to go back to hear a chamber otchestra.

Visited March 2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“Musical experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went to a concert with friends . Full programme of classical pieces.
Theatre seat comfortable. sound system appears very good in all areas of auditorium.

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BENALLA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth a vuisit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The ambiance and the concept that it is part of the fabric of Melbourne. Modern, yet with atmosphere

Visited March 2012
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Collingwood, Australia
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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

the state of art architecture alone of this building is remarkable, a positive addition to the arts quarter of melbourne, the interior commanding as well as the exterior. if you are unable to spare time for a show, at least go have a look.

Visited January 2013
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