Iwaki Auditorium

ABC Southbank Centre, 120 - 130 Southbank Boulevard,
Southbank, Victoria
3006 Australia


The Iwaki Auditorium is a small concert hall that will comfortably seat up to 400 people. It is a performance space used primarily for music and radio production but could be applied to any number of events. It is based in the heart of Melbourne’s performing arts precinct of Southbank.

The main space measures 600m², has full orchestral lighting and pneumatic orchestral percussion riser.

The space is named after Maestro Hiroyuki Iwaki whose long association with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra resulted in him being named Conductor Laureate.

Secure Parking

Subscribers can pre-book parking in the Australian Ballet Centre Car Park for the discounted price of $17 dollars. To book please contact the box office on 9929 9600.

How To Get Here

Parking is available at the Australian Ballet Centre Car Park at 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank or Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park, Sturt Street, Southbank. Accessible parking is available in both Sturt Street and Dodds Street (limited spaces in both areas), and also available at all major car parks in the vicinity, including Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park and The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park.

The closest train station is Flinders Street. Iwaki Auditorium is a ten minute walk from the station.

Alternatively you can take tram number 1 to the corner of Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard or tram number 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 or 72 along St Kilda Road. Iwaki Auditorium is a five-minute walk from the tram stop on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and St. Kilda Road.


Nearyby, Southgate offers a plethora of dining options with a wide variety of cuisines. Visit Southgate’s website to find out more.


There are steps up to the main entrance of Iwaki. Wheelchair access is via the front doors of the ABC building. Please arrange your entry with ABC Security or the MSO Front of House representative upon arrival.