Testing Grounds

Testing Grounds, Melbourne: Hours, Address, Testing Grounds Reviews: 4.5/5

Testing Grounds
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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ian c
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Testing Grounds reborn
May 2017 • Solo
I dropped into testing grounds again recently. OMG it has been completely reborn. Gone is that ad hoc pop up vibe which didn't quite make the cut due to the increasing artistic, theatrical demands on the site. There are now four stages, studios or whatever. They call them boxes. There was a lot going on when I visited. I checked their website before going there to see what was cooking. I didn't know that artists, performers etc can use the area for free. And free to enter.
Written May 24, 2017
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ian c
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Melbourne ur wonderful
Nov 2016 • Solo
Revisited my cosy corner that was testing grounds, wow it's all been completely reborn. Check out on web and see what's doing. Open Free Licensed
Written November 29, 2016
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Inge342
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
Outdoor & Arts
Mar 2016 • Friends
Very refreshing venue combining the above with additional services like a bar. Some weekends they show movies as well.
Can recommend !
Written July 13, 2016
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ian c
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Decidedly friendly and refreshingly low key.
Nov 2015 • Solo
I stumbled across this oasis by accident behind the arts centre. Great reuse of abandoned space. Just visit anytime. Or look up website to see activities day and night. They welcomed my dog too.
Written February 7, 2016
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Nikki W
Doreen, Australia13 contributions
Fantastic and unique wedding celebration space
Feb 2015 • Couples
Attended a family wedding celebration at Testing Grounds on Saturday night. What a fantastic and unique setting it was! Relaxed atmosphere with delicious, gourmet food trucks on site. Once the sun went down and the lights of the city came on, with the Arts Centre spire as a feature backdrop, you couldn't have asked for anything better.
Highly recommend!!
Written February 8, 2015
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Tom B
Melbourne, Australia1,466 contributions
Spring sunshine
Chanced across this open air space with generous northerly aspect - brilliant in the spring sunshine. The expresso was A1.
Written September 22, 2014
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Hustla
Singapore, Singapore52 contributions
Tacos and Burgers!
Apr 2014 • Family
An open area with crate pellets as tables and seating area with a taco and burger truck serving food. Child and pet friendly as well. The burgers were good and so were the tacos at low price. Abit of an artsy place but hey, it was quite an awesome experience overall!
Written April 29, 2014
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matthew608b
Denver, CO7 contributions
Nice vibe, off the beaten path
Mar 2014 • Friends
The outdoor setting has a semi-industrial, reused materials feeling that works well. Sitting on stacked wooden pallets, we enjoyed a nice micro-brew under the stars. When we went it was practically empty, but I hear it's pretty popular on other nights. The re-used shipping container performance stage with the old piano added to the appeal. The projector bike was playing some kind of silent movie in the background. You get the impression that the place just sort of popped up and was created out of found objects. A unique place for a drink, check it out.
Written March 8, 2014
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BigRuss1213
Melbourne, Australia530 contributions
Unique space, relaxed atmosphere
Jan 2014 • Couples
This is a good use of wasted space in an inner urban landscape. nestled on an empty lot, next to busy City Road it has been turned into a usable, family friendly public space. They serve drinks from a converted shipping container, and several pop up food vans are open in the evenings. Testing Grounds is a free open-air art space. It is a place for experimentation and testing ideas, for public gatherings and educational opportunities in the heart of Melbourne's arts and cultural precinct. It has wooden pallets for seats and tables, more free form than anything else. Big umbrellas for shade. Drinks were around $7-9 for a glass and they sell by the bottle also. Snacks were around $6.
Written January 9, 2014
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Testing Grounds is open:
  • Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM