Did you know? Melbourne Recital Centre is designed to resemble a gift. The exterior is called the Exoderm and resembles polystyrene. The windows are designed to resemble bubble wrap and the hall is the gift that’s unwrapped inside.
Did you know? Elisabeth Murdoch Hall is encased in 250mm of concrete and is elevated by 38 large steel spring bearing units (weighing 550 tonnes) to reduce low frequency noise and ensure a superb acoustic environment.
Did you know? Australian pianist/composer Percy Grainger believed ‘a melody is as free to roam through tonal space as a painter is free to draw and paint free lines’. His graphic score, Free Music No. 2 lines the walls of the Salon.
Go behind-the-scenes. Melbourne Recital Centre is home to world-class technical facilities that make it a “…a living space for making, sharing and enjoying great music”. Discover more about the layout of the Centre’s venues.