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Palais Theatre

Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 4671, Australia
+61 3 8537 7677
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Hot chocolate or warm milk.

First time visiting after the new renovations. Show was amazing. Seats haven’t got any more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NitaP123
via mobile
Snow Patrol Concert

Haven’t been to the Palais in decades. I’d forgotten how beautiful a venue it is. Great view to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RoobyB
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Benalla
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“perfect venue” (3 reviews)
“live shows” (3 reviews)
“jimmy barnes” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 4671, Australia
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+61 3 8537 7677
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time visiting after the new renovations. Show was amazing. Seats haven’t got any more comfortable even with them being recovered Cool idea to add a coffee / hot choc window, unfortunately didn’t have any sort of chocolate taste and was very small for the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been to the Palais in decades. I’d forgotten how beautiful a venue it is. Great view to stage from seats, easy to get into, excellent staff across the board. Sound is just amazing, sensational acoustics. A fantastic place to see a band.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palais Theatre, next to Luna Park and overlooking St Kilda beach, is a much-loved part of Melbourne's entertainment scene. It is the largest theatre in Australia, with seating for over 2890 patrons. The Palais has hosted performances for everyone, from the Bolshoi Ballet to...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Good Times was the concert tour that drew us here, but any show, any time, the Palais will shine. A grand theatre of the past, refreshed for the present and the future. Long may she entertain.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A must-see since the refurbishment. Beautiful architecture with super comfy chairs in the lounge section upstairs and a fantastic view of the stage. The acoustics are fabulous in this intimate setting theatre and have been to live gigs here on a regular basis over some...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

I recently went to a concert at the Palais Theatre. It was my first visit there but it definitely won't be my last! It's not only a spacious and clean venue, but it's like stepping back into history and there's no shortage of glamour in...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Such a spectacular theatre. The acoustics were awesome and when Jimmy started belting out a tune, I swear the seats moved. The architecture of the building makes you feel like you have gone back home in time. Seats were very comfy and thoroughly enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The main attraction of the Palais is its concerts and shows but it is great to see that so much effort has gone into renovating the building and making sure such an interesting building continues to operate and serve a large public audience. The upstairs...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A 5-star performance of Sergio Mendes marred by 0-star sound system Venue: Palais - St Kilda - 06/04/2018 It was so delightful to relive the Sergio Mendes songs of my youth - part of the songbook of my life. Excellent renditions and variations on the...More

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Palais Theatre in St Kilda is the best venue in Melbourne to see musical acts. Great ambiance, facilities including bar, and great viewing from any seat, with fantastic acoustics.

Thank Max T
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fionahullah
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Response from apintolobo | Reviewed this property |
A pretty good seat for the price
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Craig H
9 November 2017|
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Response from Cath G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Craig, Yes Stalls seating is great, enjoy the concert!
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