Venue Information

Victorian Opera performs in theatres around Melbourne and Victoria. Discover more about our wonderful venue partners.

Palais Theatre

Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

This extraordinary heritage building has recently been renovated with new lighting features to illuminate its restored art deco façade. Enjoy a stroll along the beach before stepping into its charming foyer and feeling the nostalgia of this hundred-year-old theatre. Not only have legendary rock bands performed here but above all the theatre has outstanding acoustics for opera. 

William Tell 14, 17, 19 July 2018
Pelleas and Melisande 11, 13 October 2018

The Coopers Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre

113 Sturt Street, Southbank

This old red-brick former brewery exudes industrial chic and modern comfort. It has great coffee and a happy hour which can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, you will feel the buzz of being close to the stage and performers in the intimate Merlyn Theatre.

Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets 15 September - 8 October 2017
Lorelei 3-10 November 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse and Hamer Hall

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Its proximity to the CBD and public transport makes Arts Centre Melbourne a convenient venue for city workers and suburbanites alike. Be guided by the colourful spire to this exceptional venue where so many world-class companies and artists perform regularly – whether it be in Hamer Hall, where the excellent acoustics reach even the back of the Balcony, or the Playhouse, perfect for chamber opera. 

The Capulets and the Montagues 14 September 2018
The Magic Pudding - The Opera 15-17 March 2018
Hansel and Gretel 9 & 12* June 2018

All our venues are easily accessible by car, bus, train or tram. Victorian Opera supports the use of public transport as per its sustainable development policy. Plan your public transport journey.

*Relaxed Performance