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Malthouse is one of Australia’s leading theatres located in Melbourne. For more than 45-years Malthouse has been a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. Engaging with both local and global communities, our programming premieres the latest in theatrical thought and ideas, collaborating with artists from Australia and around the world.

The Malthouse is a magnificent historic 140+ year old brewery that was converted into a theatre in the 1980s and has since been home to Melbourne’s leading theatre company of bold and innovative new work, Malthouse Theatre. The Malthouse houses two theatres, rehearsal studios, meeting rooms, a bar and a café, all in the heart of Southbank.

The Malthouse website features detailed information on planning your journey, seating, and accessiblity.

Accessibility & Safety

Wheelchair Access

The Malthouse—home of Malthouse Theatre—houses two indoor theatres, an outdoor stage, rehearsal studios, meeting rooms, a bar, and a cafe. Wherever possible, the venue aims to make their spaces wheelchair accessible. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility Bookings

Contact the Malthouse Box Office on (03) 9685 5111 or fill out the online form here to let the venue know your requirements when booking.

Hearing Assistance

Malthouse offers a Hearing Assistance System which allows patrons using a hearing aid to tune into the frequency of that venue.

For patrons without a hearing aid, the venue offers a similar system and provide the patron with headphones. These systems are available for all mainstage performances in the Merlyn Theatre.

Seating Details

Seating maps and information

Merlyn Theatre

The Merlyn Theatre is the largest of the three theatres within The Malthouse and is named after Dame Merlyn Myer DBE. The versatile venue offers a unique seating design and stage relationship. Read more on the venue website.

Merlyn Theatre features an orchestra pit and flexible seating, with the ability to offer reserved and general admission attendance. The maximum capacity is 500 patrons.

The theatre consists of 3 levels – Stalls, Circle, and Balcony. The theatre is a black box theatre space, arranged in a two-tiered bank of seats with a narrow causeway separating the sections.

Photograph: Malthouse/Charlie Kinross via TimeOut Melbourne.

Getting There


113 Sturt Street Southbank, VIC 3006


Limited on-street parking is available on Grant Street, Sturt Street and Dodds Streets. Two disabled parking spaces are just outside The Malthouse entrance on Sturt Street. The closest secure carparks are:

Patrons are responsible for checking ticket machines at time of the parking ticket purchase. Don’t forget to check closing times of undercover car parks.

Live Traffic Reports VICROADS.

Public Transport


Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.


The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.


Secure your bike to one of the many racks outside the foyer. There are also plenty of public Lime e-bikes & e-scooters within the vicinity.

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