Discover the Best Place to Hear.
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, the Best Place to Hear.
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 Salon.
Opened in 2009 it is’…a living space for making, sharing and enjoying great music’ and 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, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and the Salon, 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.
Discover the beauty of the timber lined Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and experience the intimacy of the Salon. Learn about the design of the performance spaces, appreciate the artwork, marvel at the architecture and explore behind the scenes on a one hour tour of Melbourne Recital Centre.
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