Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

31 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria
3006 Australia


One of Australia’s supreme venues for music, the Melbourne Recital Centre plays host to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra programs tailor-made for enjoyment in this beautiful space. These concerts will provide some of the year’s greatest musical experiences, complemented by easy parking and great new dining options.

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.

Visit the Melbourne Recital Centre website.

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.
Public Transport

Metlink Melbourne provides extensive information about public transport services including timetables and routes. You can contact them at 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 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.


Within Melbourne Recital Centre, there are a variety of restaurants and dining experiences to choose from. Visit the Melbourne Recital Centre website to find out more.

Alternatively, take a short walk across City Road to visit Southgate. With a plethora of dining options and a wide variety of cuisines, there is something for everyone. Visit Southgate’s website to find out more.


Stalls – Level 1

The front three rows of the Stalls [AA – CC] are removed when the orchestra pit or stage extension is in use. Row AA to row B are level to the ground. From row C, the seating gently rakes upwards to row K, then is gently stepped to row U, which is level with entry Doors 2 & 3. Rows R-U are underneath the Circle level. The height of the stage from the floor of the stalls is approximately one metre.

Circle & Wings – Level 2

The Circle has a central body of seats stepped upwards from row A. Row A is level with entry Doors 5 & 6. The side sections of the Circle, known as the East and West Wings respectively, have a lower and an upper level on each side. The front row of the Circle sits above row R of the Stalls. In the Upper Wings, seats 11 – 15 are level with entry Doors 5 & 6.

Easy Access Seating & Wheelchair Spaces

Easy Access Seating is available for patrons who have restricted mobility but do not require the use of a wheelchair. These seats are located in row U of the Stalls, row A of the Circle, and seats 11-15 of both upper wings.

Accessible seating in the wings are also wider and have articulated, swing arm-rests.

Wheelchair accessible spaces are located in Row U of the Stalls and the Upper East Wing, all with Companion seating available.

Lifts & Escalators

Lift access is available to all foyer levels of the building and all backstage areas (except the Orchestra Pit). Escalator access is also available between Ground Level and foyer Level 1.

Accessible Toilets

There are accessible toilets located on all foyer levels and backstage areas of the Centre. Please ask the venue staff for assistance in locating the one nearest to your seating or working location.


Key service signs in the venue are presented in Braille.