Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre

Located in the centre of the city next to the Melbourne Town Hall, the Athenaeum is one of Melbourne's oldest theatres.

The Melbourne Athenaeum is Melbourne's oldest cultural institution, starting life as the city's first Mechanics Institute in 1839.

The Melbourne City Council met in the building until 1852, when the Melbourne Town Hall was built.

Today the Athenaeum houses the the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne Athenaeum Library, Bistrot d'Orsay and a retail outlet.

The Athenaeum presents a wide range of popular theatre from Bell Shakespeare Company productions, to local and international comedy shows as an important Melbourne Comedy Festival venue.

Box office opening hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm

❊ What's On ❊

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Cirque Bon Bon - Thursday 11 July 2024

Black Laughs Matter 2 - Saturday 20 July 2024

Eduardo Ruiz: Melodies Across Peru - Friday 26 July 2024

Elvis: A Musical Revolution - Saturday 27 July 2024

Candlelight: Tribute To Adele - Thursday 8 August 2024

Candlelight: Emo Hits On Strings - Thursday 8 August 2024

Dog Man: The Musical - Thursday 26 September 2024

Candlelight: Sounds From China - Saturday 12 October 2024

Menopause The Musical - Wednesday 16 October 2024

❊ Address ❊

 ℅ Naarm
 ⊜  188 Collins Street Melbourne 3001 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: 9650 1500
188 Collins StreetMelbourneVictoria9650 1500

❊ Web Links ❊

Athenaeum Theatre

❊ Also See.. ❊

Melbourne Athenaeum Library

Bistrot d'Orsay | French Bistro

The Last Laugh at The Comedy Club

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