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Melbourne Recital Centre

31 Sturt St | Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 3333
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A fabulous space

I recently attended an event, Paris a Rock Odyssey, at the Melbourne Recital Centre and I was very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Margaret W
Melbourne, Australia
We saw 'Paris a Rock Odyssey' by the late Jon English last Saturday night

This is our second visit to the Recital Centre. We were amazed at the acoustics then and still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan D
Victoria, Australia
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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.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
31 Sturt St | Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 3333
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently attended an event, Paris a Rock Odyssey, at the Melbourne Recital Centre and I was very, very impressed, what a beautiful venue. Aside from being beautiful to look at the acoustics were incredible and the seats were the most comfortable I have seen...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to the Recital Centre. We were amazed at the acoustics then and still am, our seats were comfortable with enough legroom to stretch out. There is good access for the mobility impaired. We arrived early and had the joy of...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best kept secret in town! For any passionate arts concert attendee, this state of the art facility is a great gem. Take the guided tour (held fortnightly for the public) and be amazed by the vast knowledge, enthusiasm and passion of the staff! Subsequently we...More

Thank wlkbt_trvlr
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This was our first experience at the Melbourne Recital Centre. We saw Janet Seidel in the Salon and what an intimate first class show and venue it was. I can’t believe how reasonably priced the tickets were. We caught public transport which was also a...More

1  Thank barbante
Reviewed April 20, 2017

We attended a morning concert and the auditorium was full. We were easily able to get in & out of our seats, the ushers were very helpful, the signage was clear , the escalators are manned & the venue is wheelchair friendly.The acoustics are perfect!

2  Thank Karen M
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Saw A recital last night, the Elisabeth Murdoch auditorium again and again pleases with the sound quality and design, the seats are comfortable too.

2  Thank Jurgen002002
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I recently bought tickets online to see "Steve Gadd Band" for a one night concert at this stunning venue. The interior of the building is all timber and has a sculptured effect on the walls. All the seats are very comfortable and offer excellent viewing...More

Thank Trevor H
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Have now been a couple of times, great seats, good view and you always feel you are close to the performance, prices also reasonable for Melbourne. The Snowman concert was fantastic

2  Thank Lorna S
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Love going to this venue for any performance as easy to get to easy to find parking easy to find food and drink before during and after Also good looking as well as a great sound What more could you want

Thank Joy K
Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you're looking to attend a concert or recital in Melbourne, this is the place to go. Aside from the high calibre of performers they book to perform, the building has the most incredible acoustics. Both the Salon and Elizabeth Murdoch Hall provide a great...More

1  Thank James A
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Bradley A
January 30, 2017|
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Response from James A | Reviewed this property |
I have in the past, to a less formal concert. No one said anything so... Maybe yes? Most concert halls in Melbourne are pretty relaxed.
April 26, 2016|
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Response from Brianturkey | Reviewed this property |
I'd go for the back row in the circle. That's only because I am deaf in one ear so need to be able to sit centrally. The wings still provide a great view and high quality acoustics so, without m problems, either would be... More