Forum Melbourne, Melbourne

4.7
#19 of 155 in Nightlife in Melbourne
Situated in the heart of Melbourne's CBD on Flinders Street, the Forum Theatre with its unique Gothic-Romanesque architecture, is the place-to-be for live performances of various artists, both local and international. Famous for being one of Melbourne's most popular live band venues, the Forum also plays host to many popular festivals throughout the year including the Melbourne International Comedy and Film Festivals, the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Melbourne Arts Festival.

Formerly the State Theatre, the Forum Theatre opened in 1929 with the largest seating capacity of any theatre in Australia. Since then the venue has been divided into two separate venues. Downstairs, Forum I is famous for its large stage, mesmerising proscenium and signature cabaret style booths. Upstairs, Forum II is a smaller venue with tiered seating, small stage, surround sound and cinema size screen.
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  • I wrote a review about this in 2014 and it is well worth visiting again. It was formerly the State Theatre and built in 1929. At the time it was the largest in Australia with 3371 seats. It is unique....  more »
  • The Forum was originally the State Theatre; it opened in 1929, the year the Great Depression hit. The theatre looks like it's straight out of the Roaring Twenties. It was originally a picture...  more »
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  • This is the best live music venue in Melbourne! No matter when you stand you have a great view! The choice of beers and spirits is great! Nothing makes me happier than seeing my favourite bands here!
  • Great venue for live music! I saw Gang of Youths perform here and loved it! Standing near the back on the steps gives you a great view of the stage!

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