Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon
66 Lygon Street
Melbourne, VI 3053
Phone: (61) 3 96635555
Fax: (61) 3 96623308
Housed in the Trades Hall, the Bella Union is a popular event venue-cum-bar that offers unlimited fun and entertainment. This space features several halls and rooms that host variety of events throughout the year. Comedy acts, concerts, dance performances and other gigs make for an interesting events calendar. This modern venue equipped with latest sound and lighting system can also be hired for private events and functions. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Dracula's is one of Australia's most celebrated and longest running cabaret restaurants! Enjoy a night of entertainment where burlesque, contemporary music, comedy and quality dining are all in the one incredible venue. Dracula's two hour live production features some of Australia's most talented performers. The production changes annually and continues to 'wow' audiences with spectacular musical entertainment and visual special effects. This multi-award winning venue has wined, dined and horrified over 3 million guests from all over the world!
The IMAX Theatre experience takes a clarity and definition rich image, throws it onto the world's biggest screen (ten times larger than a conventional cinema screen) and envelops the viewer in digital surround sound. You will feel like you are not just watching a film, but that you are in it! With 2D and 3D films especially made for this format, you can enjoy Amazon adventures, undersea experiences, Egyptian excursions, Mount Everest quests and a circus delight. Call ahead for show timings and other details.
RMIT Storey Hall is admired by many for its chic architectural style. Located inside the RMIT University campus, the Storey Hall has snazzy interiors with a crystal-like decor that makes a unique spectacle. The hall is buzzing with a myriad of events including exhibitions, art events and so on. You can find inside the popular RMIT Gallery, that hosts many exhibitions in photography, design, new media and more.
Near the corner of Lonsdale Street and about opposite Her Majesty's, the Comedy Theatre is one of the theaters built in Melbourne during the 1920s. But unlike many of them, it is not a venue for the big musical. Rather, it is more likely to host interesting but slightly less commercial productions, whether it be a one-man show or perhaps a Tom Stoppard play. It is in the heart of Melbourne's theater land, as well as being just next to Little Bourke Street's Chinatown, whose restaurants are often frequented by theater-goers pre and post productions. Check website for show timings and other details.
Johnny Halleday's Fad Gallery is a unique and delightful art gallery and bar. The relaxed ambiance, arty decor and friendly crowd make it a favorite amongst locals. The bar offers a range of beverages both Australian and imported. Attend the periodic events which showcase different art forms through paintings and photography. The place makes for an interesting venue for casual conversations, social engagements and even private parties.
Like many of Melbourne's old theaters, Her Majesty's is not really equipped for the large scale productions expected of theater these days. However some productions, such as Chicago, actually manage to make lack of space seem like a virtue, utilizing techniques like singers performing their numbers while hanging off ladders. But the individual foibles of each grand old building in the city theater area are to be treasured. It is part of a theater atmosphere that only a few cities in the world have. Sydney would kill for it.
At The Public Bar, the party literally goes on all night long. Open till late hours on most days of the week, the bar hosts a number of live gigs. From music band performances to stand-up comedy, there’s a new event every night. Enjoy watching the funkiest of performers with drinks that come at a daily special price. Check out their website for information on their latest events.
Established in June, 1967, La Mama Theatre is an intimate destination that has been playing host to alternative theater from the time it has opened doors. Providing a platform to upcoming artists, directors and playwrights, the place promoted the talent of thousands of artists who had to toil hard to make it big in mainstream theater. The venue has churned out some of the biggest names of the experimental theater industry. Besides staging plays, the theater also screens movies at times. Check website for a detailed event line-up.
Situated in the heart of Lygon Street, Cinema Nova is conveniently located near numerous Italian restaurants. The complex has eight screens, making it one of the largest art house cinemas in Australia. There is definitely a lot of choice here! And what better way to finish off your cinema evening than with a big chat about the film with friends over a couple of drinks and a bowl of pasta at one of the many pavement cafes along Lygon Street.
Museo Italiano is a new cultural center for Melbourne's Italo-Australian community. In this center, there are three different divisions that serve and educate the community. Italian-Australian heritage is showcased here in many different ways, including local events, organized entertainment, and much more. Please visit their website for more information about current events planner, or to plan your own event.
170 Russell was earlier known as Billboard, an iconic musical destination and is renamed after its address. This Chinatown venue is a collaborated effort of the Billboard management and Corner Presents, an Australian music promoter. Equipped with a highly sophisticated sound system and lighting equipment, it carries forward the legacy of its predecessor. Some of their previous listings are Him, Gwar, Twelve Foot Ninja, The Black Dahlia Murder, Satyricon, The Naked and Famous, The Beards and Nostalghia.