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ABC Southbank Centre, 120–130 Southbank Blvd, Southbank, 3006


  • Wheelchair, walker and scooter accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Service animals allowed

Based in the heart of Melbourne’s performing arts precinct of Southbank, Iwaki Auditorium is a small concert hall that comfortably seats up to 400 people. The space features full orchestral lighting and a pneumatic orchestral percussion riser.

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

For performances and events at the Iwaki Auditorium, our ticket desk is located in the main entry foyer of the ABC building, accessible via Southbank Blvd. This desk will be open for ticket collection and sales from one hour before the start of each performance.

Getting to the Iwaki Auditorium

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. 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 Iwaki Auditorium, approximately 15 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 the auditorium is a short walk, around 600 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
  • Wear a face mask

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