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Fantastic venue

Went to see a guitarist at this venue. Standing room on balcony and floor. Floor had 3 different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CaraBradley
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Over the top - magnificent

The design of the exterior and the statues in the interior make this as interesting for what there... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
platypus150
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see a guitarist at this venue. Standing room on balcony and floor. Floor had 3 different height levels. 2 rows of seating booths. Got a bit warm inside during the show. Best to wear layers of clothes in case you get too hot....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CaraBradley
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The design of the exterior and the statues in the interior make this as interesting for what there is off the screen than on it. Old style cinema, with snack bar, lounge, toilets. Seeing is believing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

The Forum is fantastic venue to see live bands - so much character. The Pretenders were a highlight.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Leisa L
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Walking past this beautiful building & met Chris the manager who kindly invited us in to see Jet in concert - could not believe this incredible gesture & I sincerely hope we can return the favor one day somehow? His love of the building shines...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

The venue is well set up for a concert! Easy access to bars and toilets. The staff were amazing and it was so easy to get out once the concert ended.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank rochelh155
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Went here for the first time last week to a concert. The decor was amazing so beautiful. Was like u were in old times in the romans or cesears palace. Made it feel like the night was coming inside. Great venue for a concert. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Every time we see an event at the Forum, I am always amazed at its beauty. The Roman decor and the lighting are just gorgeous. We were there most recently for the Melbourne Comedy Festival. I hope this place never changes!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Y415IZmichellen
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Went to see Urzila Carslon comedian at the Forum. It is a lovely old place keeping it in its original style giving it character. The seating are on plastic seats that can be removed on the wooden floor. The show was opened up to more...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fiona S
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Quaint, cosy little theatre we visited during the Melbourne Comedy Festival recently. Looks well used (but in a nice way) and caters for various events as there doesn’t seem to be any fixed seated, only temporary removable chairs which obviously can be removed for standing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank blueshark_m4ko
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

A great venue for the comedy festival. Have not been here for decades but is well maintained and suits the edgy and spontaneous nature of the festival. Saw Urzila Carlson. Prefer her televised version where her language is not a feature and her comedy can...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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hmccullough
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Accommodation / Transport in Melbourne! (7 Replies)
Hi, I'm wanting to fly from BNE to MEL but unsure on which airport to use in Melbourne. We are going to the Forum Centre in Melbourne? Which is closer and more convenient? Need help. Also - what's the best way to organise transport to and from the airport to the motel? We'll hopefully get accommodation with walking distance to Forum Melbourne. Any help is much needed thank you!
November 16, 2017|
Response fromUnclefey|
Hi, There are a bunch of TOP questions about Melbourne you can read on a Laptop/PC that will answer your questions about Melbourne In General. Do you mean the Forum Theatre in Russell St? Which motel are you talking about? There are no motels in Melbourne CBD, only hotels/hostels/apartments. What is your budget? You can use something like booking.com and put in the parameters for people, bedding configuration, budget style of accommodation etc and then use the map view to pick one close...More