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Forum Melbourne

154 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9700
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great venue

We recently went to the Easyfever event and had a great time.The design of the venue is so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Majestic Heritage Building Neglected

It is a spectacular building on Flinders and Russell streets but it seems to be in poor repair and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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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 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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  • Average5%
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154 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9299 9700
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently went to the Easyfever event and had a great time.The design of the venue is so beautiful and makes for great acoustics and the lighting is good too and they don't crowd people in. There are so many positions to stand and most...More

Thank jennifer19615157
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a spectacular building on Flinders and Russell streets but it seems to be in poor repair and rarely used. The design is interesting and is Moorish Revival complete with minaret and clock tower. When opened in 1929 as a cinema it held the...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built in 1929 this stunning building with its minarets has distinct Indian feel about it. Extremely photogenic and is a great venue to see bands. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Melbourne has the ability to provide historic theatres that still over modern theatre goers comfort. this is one of my favourite spots in melbourne to enjoy a night out due to variety of performances on display

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed November 29, 2017

My 15 year old daughter and her friends started queueing to get into the Forum from 8 am (some started earlier) this morning to see Harry Styles. The line wrapped around into Hosier Lane - SO IMPRESSED and grateful with how it was all managed...More

Thank mokeefe06
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Another great Melbourne venue, it is beautifully atmospheric with faux Roman architecture with statuary, fantastically lit with a starry night sky above. The gig that we were there for was The Pretenders which had a good sized audience but left space to move around, the...More

Thank Paraffle
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Attended the Stormzy gig here and it was amazing, its small but perfect for smaller gigs. Staff were also lovely and attentive.

Thank AmyJessicaWalker
Reviewed September 13, 2017

One of only a handful of "atmospheric" theatres in the world, featuring a cerulean ceiling curving down behind a cast frieze of ancient Greek buildings, the Forum feels like an outdoor auditorium. The magnificent tiled floors and separate ladies' and gentlemen's lounges hark back to...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Roomy and elegant- love the interior of the Forum. During the Comedy Festival (in April) many great comedy shows are on here. Worth a look if you're into theatres!

Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

The Forum offers a fantastic live music venue right in the heart of the city. The decor is amazing (even the ladies room was elegant) and there is a great floor area for concerts as well as two levels of elevated seated area and more...More

4  Thank ScarlettPearl
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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November 24, 2015|
Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
So if you come to Melbourne from Sydney will it be by train,bus or plane.? The train and bus ends up at Southern cross Station and the Skybus from Tullamarine Airport ends up at Southern cross Station. If you travel within... More