One of Australia’s supreme venues for music, the Melbourne Recital Centre plays host to three Melbourne Symphony Orchestra programs tailor-made for enjoyment in this beautiful space. These concerts, which include Mozart’s exquisite Posthorn Serenade and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, will provide some of the year’s greatest musical experiences – plus easy parking and great new dining options.
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How To Get Here
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The Sturt Street entrance of Melbourne Recital Centre is the safest place for taxis to pick up and drop off customers. Melbourne Recital Centre staff can assist with hailing taxis.
Metlink Melbourne provides extensive information about public transport services including timetables and routes. You can contact them at metlinkmelbourne.com.au and 131 638.
The nearest tram stop is Stop 16 – (Southbank Boulevard/St Kilda Road) located in front of the National Gallery of Victoria. This is a platform tram stop providing level access to low floor trams, passenger shelter and protection from traffic. Melbourne Recital Centre is a short walk down Southbank Boulevard (approximately 200 metres). This stop is serviced by routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72.
From Flinders Street station, catch any tram heading south along St Kilda road and alight at the Stop 16 (Southbank Boulevard/St Kilda Road). Melbourne Recital Centre is a short walk down Southbank Boulevard (approximately 200 metres).
Melbourne Bus Link operates three routes along Southbank Boulevard: Route 216, 219 and 220.
The free Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle runs in a loop through Melbourne’s CBD every 15 minutes, and stops at the corner of Southbank Blvd and Kavanagh Street (Stop 10). For more information please go to www.thatsmelbourne.com.au and click on the tourist shuttle logo.
Patrons can choose from a variety of conveniently located car parks when attending events at Melbourne Recital Centre. A new parking station is being built immediately behind the Melbourne Recital Centre (enter from Sturt Street), complementing other facilities already established in the Southbank Arts Precinct, including:
- Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park (enter from Sturt Street) – 150 metres north along Sturt Street (p: 03 9281 8012)
- The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park (2 Kavanagh Street) – 150 metres north along Sturt Street, then left into Kavanagh Street
- Australian National Car Parks (Sturt St, next to ABC) – 100 metres south along Sturt Street (p: 03 9682 4012)
- plus a number of smaller car parks along Sturt Street.
Disabled Access parking and parking for motorcycles are available at all major car parks in the vicinity, including Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park and The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park.
Ticketholders are eligible for a $2 discount at The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park (only from 4pm, Monday to Saturday, by showing the attendant their performance tickets). Parking is subject to availability and patrons are encouraged to arrive early on busy nights.
Dropping Off/Picking Up
The safest place to pick up and drop off passengers is the Sturt Street entrance of Melbourne Recital Centre, away from the Sturt St / Southbank Boulevard intersection.
There is wheelchair accessible seating available in both Salon and Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. The Box Office can assist patrons with selecting seats that best meet your individual needs. Please contact the Box Office on +61 (0)3 9699 3333 or email@example.com
There are accessible toilets located on the ground floor (Salon, My Mexican Cousin, Box Office), level 1 (Stalls of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall) and level 2 (Circle of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall) of the Centre.
Free Program Sheets
Free program sheets will be distributed at all MRC Presents performances at Melbourne Recital Centre, and for other events when possible.
Assistive Listening Devices
An Ampetronic Induction Loop amplifier is available to the Stalls of the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. Patrons should turn on the Telephone or “T” setting of their hearing aid to take advantage of this feature.
Disabled access parking is available at all major car parks in the vicinity, including the Arts Centre Car Park and the Australian Ballet Centre Car Park.
Southbank Arts Precinct Parking:
- The Arts Centre Car Park (enter from Sturt Street) – 150 metres north along Sturt Street
- The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park (enter from Kavanagh Street) – 150 metres north along Sturt Street, then left into Kavanagh Street.
Taxis and picking up/dropping off passengers
The safest place to pick up and drop off passengers is the Sturt Street entrance of Melbourne Recital Centre, away from the Sturt St/Southbank Boulevard intersection.
Melbourne Recital Centre staff can assist with ordering wheelchair accessible taxis.
Companion Card is a program administered by the Department of Planning and Community Development on behalf of the Victorian Government. Melbourne Recital Centre accepts the Companion Card for all events at the Centre. Companion Card holders are eligible to receive a complimentary ticket for their carer. To book your seats using the Companion card, please contact the Box Office on +61 (0)3 9699 3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about the Companion Card program is available here http://www.vic.companioncard.org.au/cc/index.htm