Salon

Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street,
Melbourne, Victoria
3006 Australia

Details

The Salon is a beautiful, flexible space that is perfect for intimate concerts, recordings, talks, receptions and dining. The tesselated timber lined walls feature an inscription of a section of graphic score by Australian composer Percy Grainger, which exquisitely links writing, music and ornament.

Admire the transformational quality of the Salon as it metamorphoses from a traditional theatre-style, to an immersive in-the-round experience to the relaxed and atmospheric Cabaret mode. Reflecting the diverse and extensive range of performances we offer, the beauty, intimacy and warmth of the Salon is a unique and exciting performance space.

The inclusion of a smaller space supports and furthers Melbourne Recital Centre’s commitment to presenting emerging and upcoming artists as we can provide an acoustically and aesthetically excellent performance space for the events that attract a smaller number of patrons. With a seating capacity of approximately 130 people, the Salon is the ideal space for an intimate and exclusive musical experience.

Accessibility

The Salon is a flat floor space, located on Ground / Street Level.

For most events, the auditorium contains no stairs, however for some cabaret style events, there may be one step required to access certain tables towards the back.

All events are general admission.
Please advise the Box Office of any special access requirements when booking.

Seats on an aisle generally have an armrest attached and Wheelchair spaces are available in areas that do not restrict the view of other audience members.

Access to dressing rooms contains no stairs and dressing rooms are located within 20 metres of the auditorium.

Accessible Toilets

There are accessible toilets located on either side of the Ground Level foyer.

Signage

Key service signs in the venue are also presented in Braille.

How To Get Here

Taxis

The Sturt Street entrance of the Centre is the safest place for taxis to pick up and drop off. Our team can assist in calling a taxi for you.

Public Transport

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

Trams

The nearest tram stop is Stop 16, located in front of the National Gallery of Victoria. This is a platform tram stop providing level access to low floor trams, passenger shelter and protection from traffic. 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.

Train

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

Bus

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

Parking

You can choose from a variety of conveniently located car parks when attending events at the Centre. The two closest car parks are:

Parking for people with a disability is available in both Sturt Street and Dodds Steet, 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

The safest place to pick up and drop off passengers is the Sturt Street entrance of the Centre, away from the busy intersection.

Dining

Visit our dedicated Eat & Drink page for more information.

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