Melbourne Recital Centre Guided Tours

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall by Pia Johnson

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Explore Melbourne Recital Centre, Where Live Music Lives.

Once an old industrial area, Southbank has become a thriving cultural hub, home to many of Australia’s most iconic arts venues and organisations including Melbourne Recital Centre where Live Music Lives.

Located on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne Recital Centre comprises two of the finest acoustic spaces for the performance of music in the world: the 1000-seat Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and the intimate Primrose Potter Salon.

Opened in 2009 it is a living space for making, sharing and enjoying great music and is loved by musicians and audiences alike.

Designed by architecture firm Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM) with acoustical engineering by ARUP Acoustics, the Centre’s musically rich spaces are of the calibre of landmark halls such as Vienna’s Musikvereinssaal and London’s Wigmore Hall, while existing in the digital era – a brilliant marriage of the classical and the progressive.

On our one-hour guided tour, discover the beauty of the timber lined Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and learn about the design of the performance spaces. Appreciate the artwork and marvel at the architecture of this fascinating venue. Your tour concludes at the Primrose Potter Salon where you are invited to stay and experience our complimentary Free Music series – an open rehearsal in the space from midday.

Members tour for free

Melbourne Recital Centre warmly welcomes our Members, who can book up to four tickets complimentary for any of our Guided Tours of the Centre.

Group Bookings & Private Tours

Pending venue availability, private tours of the Centre can be arranged for groups of 15 or more people. For more information, please contact us directly.

Join us for Free Music in our Primrose Potter Salon

Following the conclusion of your Guided Tour, experience an open rehearsal in our Primrose Potter Salon at 12pm, featuring the very best of Melbourne’s chamber musicians.

Caring for Our Community

Melbourne Recital Centre is committed to the safety of our artists, staff and patrons. A range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing measures are currently in place. Click here to learn more.

Tour Dates

Monday 3 June, 10.30am
Monday 1 July, 10.30am
Monday 5 August, 10.30am
Wednesday 11 September, 10.30am
Monday 4 November, 10.30am
Monday 2 December, 10.30am