Festival Hall

Festival Hall

Festival Hall is an iconic music and entertainment venue located in the heart of West Melbourne.

With its rich history and impressive lineup of upcoming events, Festival Hall is a must-visit destination for any music or entertainment lover in Melbourne.

One of Melbourne's original entertainment venues, Festival Hall hosts a variety of events, from amateur boxing to top-name band performances with an extremely versatile and adaptable physical layout.

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Melbourne's Festival Hall was built by John Wren in 1915 and rebuilt in 1956 after being burnt down the year before, and was the Olympic Games venue for gymnastics and wrestling.

Festival Hall in Melbourne was once "the place to be seen"and the venue of many sell out sports and entertainment events.

Formerly known as the West Melbourne Stadium, Festival Hall was a famous boxing and wrestling venue - known to locals as "the House of Stoush" with many a riot, some even spilling out onto the street and parking lot.

Festival Hall has played host to some of the biggest names in music, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Nirvana.

Locally Battle of the Bands was a favourite including AC/DC, Bee Gee's, Russell Morris, Sherbet, Split Ends, Skyhooks.

In 2018 a community led campaign was fought to save the venue from development, before it was protected by heritage status.

Hillsong Church

In 2020 Church founder Brian Houston announced the church had bought the concert hall under its organisation Community Venues.


Directions: Melways reference - Map 2E Ref. G2
Parking: Limited on street parking is available in the West Melbourne/ North Melbourne area. Marvel Stadium, New Quay Docklands and 83 Batman Street paid car parks are also in close proximity to the hall.

Additional paid car parks are available nearby but have restricted opening hours:
Melbourne 185 Rosslyn Street is open until 9pm on weekdays.
Melbourne 94 Batman Street until 11pm on weekdays
Melbourne corner of Latrobe and Spencer Streets until 10pm every day.

Public Transport:
Tram: Routes 24,30,34, 70 and the City Circle stop at the corner of Latrobe & Spencer Streets. Festival Hall is a 5 minute walk along Spencer Street away from the city and left into Dudley Street.

Train: Southern Cross Station - 10 minute walk or take a tram up Spencer Street (northbound) to the corner of Dudley Street, and turn left. Flagstaff Station is also close to the venue but not open weekends.

Bus: Route 220 runs along Dudley Street, use stop number 5.

Taxi: Drop off and pick up can be made in Rosslyn Street or Spencer Street. A taxi rank is also located at Southern Cross Station.

❊ What's On ❊

TV Girl - Tuesday 16 July 2024

Danny Ocean - Reflexa Tour - Melbourne - Friday 19 July 2024

Baby Gravy (Uung Gravy & bbno$) - Saturday 20 July 2024

The Last Dinner Party - Monday 22 July 2024

Fletcher - Tuesday 23 July 2024

CHASE - Zhe Han Zhang - Fan Meeting Tour - Friday 26 July 2024

Furnace & The Fundamentals - Furnapalooza - Friday 20 September 2024

Big Time Rush | Melbourne - Friday 11 October 2024

Pinkpantheress - Tuesday 29 October 2024

Mother Mother - Thursday 21 November 2024

❊ Address ❊

 ⊜  300 Dudley Street, West Melbourne 3003 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: +61 3 9329 9699
300 Dudley Street,West MelbourneVictoria+61 3 9329 9699

❊ Web Links ❊

Festival Hall 


Story of Festival Hall by Chris Jarvis


Media Man - Festival Hall

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Accessibility: Contact the venue for accessibility information.

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