Princess Theatre

Princess Theatre

Melbourne's iconic Princess Theatre on Spring Street is regarded by many as Melbourne's most spectacular landmark.

Dating back as far as 1854, the theatre was purchased by Marriner Theatres in 1986 and plans were put in place for its total refurbishment and to ensure its future viability as a live theatre venue. The Princess Theatre reopened in 1989 with the musical 'Les Miserables' followed by 'The Phantom of the Opera' which established a new record for the longest-running show ever staged in Victoria.

The theatre can currently hold up to 1500 patrons over its three levels; Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle. The original chandelier and many of the building's bespoke interior features are still in place.

Other world-class stage productions to have played at this theatre include Cats, Mamma Mia!, The Producers, Dirty Dancing, Jersey Boys, South Pacific, Hairspray, MATILDA The Musical and ONCE.

There is a cloakroom available in the downstairs foyer. Please see an usher on entry to the theatre. The theatre provides this service complimentary.

Snacks are available for purchase at all bars within the Princess Theatre

There are several theatre entrances located on Spring Street. Glass doors are kept open prior to and during performances. Read more..

Official Tickets

Wheelchair and Disability Bookings - (03) 9299 9800

Pre-paid tickets can be collected from the venue Box Office within the said opening hours or from 1.5 hours prior on the day of the performance.

Patrons of the Princess Theatre can avail of preferred parking rates at the nearby Wilson Parking car parks:

Wilson Parking, Parkade, 34-60 Little Collins Street, Melbourne | Book

Wilson Parking, Park Hyatt Hotel, St Andrews Place, Melbourne | Book

❊ What's On ❊

Federici: Princess Theatre Ghost

Federici Bistro - Princess Theatre

Sunset Boulevard - Tuesday 21 May 2024

CAROUSEL - A Concert - Saturday 7 September 2024

Tina the Musical - Tuesday 24 September 2024

Jesus Christ Superstar - Saturday 1 March 2025

❊ Address ❊

 ℅ Naarm
 ⊜  163 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: +61 3 9299 9800
163 Spring Street,MelbourneVictoria+61 3 9299 9800

❊ Web Links ❊

Princess Theatre

❊ Also See.. ❊

Marriner Group

Disclaimer: Check with the venue (web links) before making plans, travelling or buying tickets.

Accessibility: Contact the venue for accessibility information.


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