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Forum Melbourne

154 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9299 9700
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Good venue to see Urzila Carlson

Went to see Urzila Carslon comedian at the Forum. It is a lovely old place keeping it in its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fiona S
Great little Theatre

Quaint, cosy little theatre we visited during the Melbourne Comedy Festival recently. Looks well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
blueshark_m4ko
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Formerly the State Theatre, the Forum Melbourne first 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 unique architecture, 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. Renowned as one of Melbourne’s most unique and best live music venues, the Forum plays host to many bands, singers, comedians and popular festivals every year. When not being used for live music, the venue comes alive as an amazing function space for events such as cocktail parties, launches and fashion events.
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154 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see Urzila Carslon comedian at the Forum. It is a lovely old place keeping it in its original style giving it character. The seating are on plastic seats that can be removed on the wooden floor. The show was opened up to more...More

Thank Fiona S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint, cosy little theatre we visited during the Melbourne Comedy Festival recently. Looks well used (but in a nice way) and caters for various events as there doesn’t seem to be any fixed seated, only temporary removable chairs which obviously can be removed for standing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great venue for the comedy festival. Have not been here for decades but is well maintained and suits the edgy and spontaneous nature of the festival. Saw Urzila Carlson. Prefer her televised version where her language is not a feature and her comedy can...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Great small venue, no issue getting to toilets or the bar, it was a standing only concert but this was good, the whole place rocked, easy to get to by parking in fed square

Thank Royce O
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Well last night I went to see something very special. To date I have only ever been to see Comedy at the bizarrely beautiful Forum, but now I was in for a treat and am kicking myself for all the other events I have missed....More

2  Thank martinc2103
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I love the Forum. A Melbourne icon. Such a gem. Saw Leftfield here tonight. A truly great venue. Intimate yet great. Long may it prosper.

1  Thank TwoSheds57
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We recently went to the Easyfever event and had a great time.The design of the venue is so beautiful and makes for great acoustics and the lighting is good too and they don't crowd people in. There are so many positions to stand and most...More

1  Thank jennifer19615157
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

It is a spectacular building on Flinders and Russell streets but it seems to be in poor repair and rarely used. The design is interesting and is Moorish Revival complete with minaret and clock tower. When opened in 1929 as a cinema it held the...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Built in 1929 this stunning building with its minarets has distinct Indian feel about it. Extremely photogenic and is a great venue to see bands. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Melbourne has the ability to provide historic theatres that still over modern theatre goers comfort. this is one of my favourite spots in melbourne to enjoy a night out due to variety of performances on display

1  Thank JohnG3121
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