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Melbourne Town Hall

Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9658 9658
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Completed in 1870, the Melbourne Town Hall is at the heart of the city's cultural and civic activity, hosting theatre, weddings, receptions and exhibitions. So many of the decisions that have helped shape Melbourne were made within the heritage-listed Town Hall. A mix of bluestone and Tasmanian freestone, the classically designed building features a clock tower and fine masonry. To go behind the scenes and visit the grand Council Chambers and stand where the Beatles and Abba waved from the impressive portico, take a Town Hall tour. As well as the Council Chambers, the Town Hall features a large auditorium, which was remodelled following a fire in 1925 and includes panels decorated with sepia figures. The auditorium's Grand Organ has featured in cutting-edge performances by a range of artists including Philip Glass, Paul Grabowski and the Necks. A free lunchtime concert series has been running since 2003, and the Grand Organ Museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the organ and breathe air into its venerable pipes. Join a free Melbourne Town Hall Tour from Monday to Friday with tours departing at 11am and 1pm. Bookings essential.
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“comedy festival” (17 reviews)
“light show” (8 reviews)
“main hall” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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"comedy festival"
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"light show"
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"main hall"
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"old building"
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"pipe organ"
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"local government"
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"clock tower"
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"swanston street"
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"municipal building"
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"free tour"
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"supper room"
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"great organ"
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"victorian period"
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"guide ken"
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"small exhibition"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful historic building, great architecture, liked the pillars and the tower. Worth a stop when you hop on and off the circle tram.

Thank DDR1234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old building- comes alive in April for the Comedy Festival. They have free guided tours too. Worth a look if exploring Melbourne. Right in the heart of the CBD it's another stunning old building that are scattered around Melbourne's streets.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joined the guided tour of the town hall, very interesting to learn about the history of the building - definitely worth a visit

Thank Pam R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This town hall is the official ceremonial venue of choice for most people looking to hire. Great for school performances and graduations.

Thank sepantasadafi
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

There are almost too many fine stone buildings in Melbourne to appreciate well. It almost becomes a commonplace instead of an exception. Each has its own character as well as many similarities in design with the others. I like the massive solidity of them, and...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Town Hall is the middle of downtown. Enjoy a break from the shopping and sit down on the town hall steps to enjoy the buskers

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The only thing I have been to here is Comedy, I'm not sure when it is open. Maybe there are tours and things on but I've never been here except to walk passed it. There are sometimes projects on it for Christmas or at other...More

Thank ellew500
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Went to see Arj Barker here one night and was really well worth it, the event was well organised despite so many people in one place. Well impressed with the building still having many of the old features.

Thank z0ejay
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

There were numerous comedy acts using various rooms of the Melbourne Town Hall for their shows. James Veitch had his in the Supper Room. We got there early enough to have pre-show drinks downstairs in the bar area - very pricey for a couple of...More

Thank Fiona S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

If you would like to experience the many rooms of the Melbourne Town Hall and create some happy memories of each of them - visit some of the acts in the Comedy Festival and you'll be laughing among the wonderfully architecture rooms of the Melbourne...More

Thank Rik S
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