Located in Melbourne's iconic Trades Hall, Common Rooms is a home for independent artists, for workers and for people who like to party. It's a meeting place housing a licensed performance space and a salon, for one-off and regular events, including live music, performance, comedy, cabaret, dance parties, spoken word, workshops and rehearsals.
We're a cultural enterprise, which means that we use bar sales from commercial events to support local artists with opportunities to test their ideas and reach new audiences. We offer a vibrant year-round program of accessible performances and events at Trades Hall, ensuring everyone can discover the best emerging and independent artistic talent.
Common Rooms is a project of Melbourne Fringe, which alongside our Festival each October, celebrates cultural democracy and artistic participation.
Common Rooms is a culturally and physically safe space for our community, including LGBTIQ, First Nations, Deaf and disabled peoples. We welcome all artists and creative people, as well as the residents of Trades Hall, workers and members of the union movement.
Common Rooms is where culture and community collide.
Common Rooms is located within Trades Hall on the corner of Victoria and Lygon Streets, Carlton. Please note the venue is only open for events, but you can get in touch with us through one of the channels below:
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Corner Victoria St and Lygon St Carlton | Map
✆ 03 9660 9600
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Common Rooms
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Victorian Trades Hall
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