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Address: Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 4671, Australia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A gem is being refurbished

This large art-deco theatre dates from 1927 and having a large stage can be used for all types of entertainment. Seating about 2,900 people it is the largest such venue in... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2017
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HONG KONG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Was at St Kilda for the sunset and there was this building just beside Luna Park. The facade was elegant.

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Thank Quack H
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 667 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This is a grand old Art-Deco theatre in a prime spot in St Kilda with apparently the largest seated capacity of any theatre in Australia. It is currently under renovation and due according to web sites to operate from April 2017. Having been to functions here in the past I recall its size but even from outside the architecture is... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

This large art-deco theatre dates from 1927 and having a large stage can be used for all types of entertainment. Seating about 2,900 people it is the largest such venue in Australia. It is wonderful that it is gradually being restored it its former glory. To the left of the theatre is Luna Park and on the right, until a... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Went to the Palais Theatre during "The Comedy Festival" and saw "Arg Barker" and it was an awesome! Easy access by public transport, catch the tram to "Luna Park" and walk across the road.

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Thank Cath G
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Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

It's not the first time I have been here. I have seen many a live show, musicals, entertainers and the like and it is my favorite venue. Next door to Luna Park if you are not from Melbourne trust me when I tell you, this area is like stepping back in time. You walk by theme parks with, old wooden... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016

I attended a Julio Iglesias concert last night at the Palais. First impressions walking in was dowdy and really in need of refurbuishment,( which I understand is under way) also there was a musty smell. As for the show itself - the audio techs need to go back to training. When Julio was singing it was Ok but when he... More 

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Longwarry, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Palais for putting on a excellent show , pleasant and friendly staff to guide you to your seats well done 🖒

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Although undergoing renovations/refurbishment outside at the moment, the sound inside is still great for whoever you might go to see their concert. Hopefully there is some budget for the inside once the outside is finished

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Thank 36BobG
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Attended a concert at the Palais. First time there, wow what a wonderful venue. Fantastic atmosphere and incredible ceiling!!!

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 988 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A classic Theatre that is central to great restaurants- Sadly though no where decent to have a beer. The theatre is a classic that has great sound nice surrounds and not a bad seat in the house. Everyone should try see a show here once in your life. Parking is easy and public transport runs straight to the front door.

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