Robert Blackwood Hall
Sir Robert Blackwood Concert Hall
Named after Monash University's founding Chancellor, Sir Robert Blackwood, the Robert Blackwood Hall is Melbourne's most prestigious venue outside the CBD. Acoustically, it ranks with the best available in Australia and, as such, has been the venue for numerous commercial recordings for the ABC, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and various film scores.
Being a concert hall, it has no proscenium, stage curtains or fly tower. It is completed by the resplendant Sir Louis Matheson pipe organ as well as two full concert grand pianos including one Steinway.
The state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems can satisfy the most demanding requirements
The climate controlled auditorium has fixed seating for up to 1598. The raked Stalls hold up to 1256 seats with a further 342 seats situated in the Balcony.
A licensed bar services the foyers which are enhanced by the larger than life art works of distinguished Australian artists such as Arthur Boyd as well as the dazzling Lindesay Clark stained glass window designed by Leonard French - famous for his design of the ceiling of NGV's Great Hall.
The stalls area of the Auditorium is completely accessible with ramps leading into the venue. Removable seats allow the venue to accommodate for wheelchairs. Please note that access to the balcony is by stairs only. While it is something we are working to rectify, at this point in time no Monash University Academy of Performing Arts venue is equipped with assisted hearing systems such as hearing loops.
Monash Clayton is serviced by a number of bus lines, most of which stop in the bus loop off Wellington Road. Other bus services stop at the northern end of the campus. There are Monash bus services connecting with the following railway stations: Belgrave, Bentleigh, Blackburn, Boronia, Box Hill, Clayton, Croydon, Dandenong, Ferntree Gully, Gardenvale, Glen Waverley, Heatherdale, Huntingdale, Middle Brighton, Mt Waverley, Oakleigh, Ormond, Ringwood, Syndal and Upper Ferntree Gully. The railway station closest to Monash is Huntingdale on the Cranbourne/Dandenong/Pakenham lines.
The closest bus stops to Robert Blackwood Hall are located at the Monash University/Wellington Road bus interchange. We recommend using Public Transport Victoria's journey planner to plan your visit.
Patrons should note that Monash does not observe the following public holidays (when bus services are likely to be reduced or not operating): Labour Day, Queen's Birthday, Melbourne Cup Day.
Enter the Clayton Campus at the main entrance off Wellington Road. For the Robert Blackwood Hall, proceed through the first roundabout. The Hall is approximately 20 metres down the road on your left. Carparking is available opposite this building.
Patrons should note that while all parking is unrestricted on weeknights and weekends, during normal University hours most parking is permit-only with limited visitor 'Pay and Display' parking available. 'Pay and Display' parking is available in SE1, SE3 and off-campus at OC1. We recommend visitors to carefully observe parking signage to avoid penalties.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Monash University, 49 Scenic Blvd Clayton | Map
✆ (03) 9837 5995
❊ Web Links ❊
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