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31 Sturt St, Southbank, 3006


  • Wheelchair, walker and scooter accessible
  • Hearing loop available
  • Service animals allowed

One of Australia’s most acclaimed venues for music, Melbourne Recital Centre plays host to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra programs designed to benefit from the superb qualities of this beautiful space. The unique design of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall is intimate, with rich plywood timber panels of Australian plantation Hoop Pine lining the interior and compressed bamboo providing the flooring. The traditional shoe-box shape, inspired by Europe’s best recital halls, means the 1000-seat hall is a finely crafted instrument in itself.

The Melbourne Recital Centre Box Office opens for ticket collection from 5pm, or two hours prior to all performances.

Getting to the Melbourne Recital Centre

Parking is available in the Arts Centre Melbourne/NGV car park or at the Australian Ballet Centre car park, both accessible from Kavanagh St, Southbank until 20 May 2024.

From Tuesday 21 May – Monday 1 July 2024, the entry and exit of the Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park will be via Southbank Boulevard only. This may cause delays, so we recommend allowing an additional 30 minutes for arrival and exit. Plan to arrive early for performances, as late entry will not be allowed until a suitable break.

Alternatively, there are various parking facilities available nearby – see the map below.

Please note that as of 9 March 2023, Sturt Street will be permanently closed to vehicles, bikes and pedestrians. We recommend allowing extra time if you plan to park in the Arts Centre or the Ballet Centre carparks. Visit the Melbourne Arts Precinct website for more information and the latest updates.

Flinders Street train station is the closest station to Melbourne Recital Centre, approximately 10 minutes’ walk away. For timetable information and trip planning visit PTV.

The nearest tram stop is Stop 17 (Sturt St/Southbank Blvd ). This stop is serviced by tram route 1.

Alternatively Melbourne Recital Centre is a short walk, around 200 metres, down Southbank Blvd from Stop 14 on St Kilda Rd. This stop is serviced by routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72.

For timetable information and trip planning visit PTV or Yarra Trams.


Staying safe

The MSO requests all ticket holders follow the Victorian Government’s “How to stay safe & well” advice:

  • Stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms
  • Wash your hands
  • Keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with where possible
  • Wear a face mask

To view Melbourne Recital Centre COVID safety information and conditions of entry please click here.

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