Guided Tours

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 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.

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.


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

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.

Any Questions?

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