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Melbourne Recital Centre


Intimate and acoustically superb, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall features exquisite architectural design and world class technical facilities. Drawing influence from the traditional box shape of European concert halls, it is lined with plywood panels of Australian plantation Hoop Pine timber, designed to resemble the back of an instrument and provide greater acoustic intimacy across the auditorium.

Comprising a raked stalls level, circle, distinctive split-level balconies and a stepped platform ceiling, the platform acoustics enrich the strength, clarity and blending of instruments as well as the communication between ensemble players on stage.

A brilliant marriage of the classical and the progressive, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall is the perfect music venue for small and medium-sized ensembles, orchestras, solo artists, choral works as well as performances of the spoken word.

Named after the Centre’s Founding Patron Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE, the Hall truly is ‘…a living space for making, sharing and enjoying great music.’

Accessibility & Safety

Victorian Opera is committed to producing opera and musical theatre for everyone.

Accessible Parking

Accessible car spaces are available throughout the Melbourne Arts Precinct. Currently, there are spaces located at the Arts Centre Melbourne car park, on Dodds Street near the Malthouse Theatre in between St Kilda Road and Sturt Street, along Sturt Street outside Melbourne Recital Centre and along St Kilda Road.

Accessibility Bookings

For accessible bookings please contact the Melbourne Recital Centre Box Office on 03 9699 3333 / Please let us know how we can help you when booking.

More information can be found here.

Getting There


Melbourne Recital Centre is located on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street in Southbank – the heart of Melbourne’s Arts precinct.

Taxis and Ride Share

The Sturt Street entrance of the Centre is the safest place for taxis and ride share drivers to pick up and drop off. A taxi rank is located on St Kilda Road in front of the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. If you have any questions, please ask a staff member.

Limited on-street parking is available around Southbank or you can choose from a variety of conveniently located car parks when attending events at the Centre.

Parking for people with a disability is available in both Sturt Street and Dodds Steet (limited spaces in both areas), and also available at all major car parks in the vicinity, including Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park and The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park.

Dropping Off/Picking Up

For safe drop offs and collections we recommend Dodds Street which is located next to Southbank Theatre and can be entered via Grant Street. This location has four accessible car spaces. From there you will be able to walk along Southbank Boulevard past Southbank Theatre and the restaurants to our entrance. Click here for more information about the City of Melbourne’s Transforming Southbank project.

Public Transport

Metlink Melbourne provides extensive information about public transport services including timetables and routes. You can contact them at and 131 638.


Arts Precinct, Sturt St, Stop 17 is on the Route 1 service and is conveniently located at the Centre’s doorstep. This is a platform tram stop providing level access to low floor trams, passenger shelter and protection from traffic.

Alternatively you can alight at Stop 16, in front of the National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne Recital Centre is a short walk down Southbank Boulevard (approximately 200 metres). This stop is serviced by routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72.


The nearest station is Flinders Street, located approximately 10 minutes walk from the Centre.


Melbourne Bus Link operates three routes along Southbank Boulevard: Route 216, 219 and 220.

The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle runs in a loop through Melbourne’s CBD every 15 minutes, and stops at the corner of Southbank Blvd and Kavanagh Street (Stop 10). An all-day ticket for the Shuttle costs $5 and children under 10 years can travel free.

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