Venue Hire

OUR SPACES


Host your next big event in the same space where Malthouse Theatre creates, entertains and shatters expectations. In the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, the historic venue could be the uncommon venue your next occasion needs. With original architectural features and adaptable spaces, it’s an extraordinary alternative to mainstream conference facilities and reception centres. We’ve got unique spaces for all types of events, from meetings through to product launches and full-scale conventions.

For venue booking enquiries please contact:

PHONE / (03) 9685 5111
EMAIL / events@malthousetheatre.com.au

MERLYN THEATRE

Our largest theatre

The Merlyn Theatre is the largest of the three theatres within The Malthouse and is named after Dame Merlyn Myer DBE to mark the generosity of the Sidney Myer Fund, The Myer Foundation, and the individual members of the Myer family who made the building conversion possible. The versatile venue offers a unique seating design and stage relationship which makes it ideally suited for drama, dance, music and opera–both contemporary and classical–as well as a unique venue for conferences, product launches and private functions. It features an orchestra pit and flexible seating, with the ability to offer reserved and general admission attendance.

BECKETT THEATRE

Our medium-sized theatre 

The Beckett Theatre is ideally suited for performances and events that are intimate and engaging. Named in honour of John Beckett, the designer and theatre consultant responsible for the building’s renovation, the Beckett Theatre boasts a warm atmosphere retaining many of the original features of the building. In great demand for performances from all areas of the performing arts, the Beckett Theatre is also used successfully for conferences and other similar functions. Entry is by reserved seating or general admission.

BAGGING ROOM

Our historic space

Host your next event or workshop in this large, bright space where the magic happens, and our shows take shape.

TOWER

Our most versatile space

Originally a dynamic performance space, the Tower has become a sought-after venue for bespoke events, performances and workshops.

HOOPLA! ROOM

The space for connection

This medium-sized space is perfectly suited for rehearsals, workshops and meetings.

SHELL ROOM

Our space to convene

This small space is perfectly suited for workshops and meetings.

COURTYARD

Outdoor space 

The Courtyard is an enclosed outdoor area located between the entrance to The Malthouse and ACCA. It is suitable for up to 1,000 and has been used for large scale music festivals including Sugar Mountain, Boiler Room and the Jazz Roots Festival.

DESCRIPTION

  • Enclosed area between The Malthouse and ACCA

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • No weather cover
  • Contains park benches in a circular formation (known as The Architect Steps).
  • 3 phase power supply and GPO
  • Covered by Malthouse Theatre Liquor Licence

(arrangements must be made directly with Malthouse)

ACCESS

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access to toilets at Malthouse/ACCA during opening hours and by prior arrangement

FORECOURT

Outdoor space 

The Forecourt is a large outdoor space set against the backdrop of ACCA and boarded by the public artwork The Vault. It has a slightly larger capacity to the Courtyard and has hosted markets, film crews and art installations as well as being encompassed into festival footprints to combine with the capacity of the Courtyard to allow events with 3000+ patrons.

DESCRIPTION

  • Large space set against the backdrop of ACCA and the smokestack.
  • Bordered by the public artwork The Vault (1980) by Ron Robertson Swan

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Metered distribution board (near Malthouse) and 3 phase power and GPO’s
  • No weather cover
  • No on site seating
  • No existing Liquor License

ACCESS

  • Wheelchair accessible

RESTRICTIONS

  • Weight restrictions apply

TECHNICAL SPECS 


The Malthouse
—home of Malthouse Theatre—houses two theatres, rehearsal studios, meeting rooms, a bar and a café, all in the heart of Southbank.

The Malthouse is also used as an exciting alternative to more conventional conference facilities and reception centres, hosting conferences, events, product launches, and AGMs for a range of clients.

Our largest theatre.

The Merlyn Theatre is the largest of the three theatres within The Malthouse and is named after Dame Merlyn Myer DBE to mark the generosity of the Sidney Myer Fund, The Myer Foundation, and the individual members of the Myer family who made the building conversion possible.

The versatile venue offers a unique seating design and stage relationship which makes it ideally suited for drama, dance, music and opera – both contemporary and classical – as well as a unique venue for conferences, product launches and private functions.

The Merlyn Theatre can seat up to 512 patrons on three levels. It features an orchestra pit and flexible seating, with the ability to offer reserved and general admission attendance.

Our medium-sized theatre.

The Beckett Theatre is ideally suited for performances and events that are intimate and engaging. Named in honour of John Beckett, the designer and theatre consultant responsible for the building’s renovation, the Beckett Theatre boasts a warm atmosphere retaining many of the original features of the building.

The Beckett Theatre can seat up to 175 people on two levels. In great demand for performances from all areas of the performing arts, the Beckett Theatre is also used successfully for conferences and other similar functions. Entry is by reserved seating or general admission.