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The Athenaeum Theatre

188 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 1500
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A nice little venue, seating is quite comfortable however not a very large lobby so things can get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martin H
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Victoria, Australia
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The ABBA Show

Went in with an open mind and my undying love of Agnetha Faltskog. Brought my five year old along... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
martinc2103
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Melbourne, Australia
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188 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little venue, seating is quite comfortable however not a very large lobby so things can get very crowded. The intermission can be tuff getting to the bar due to the crowds and narrow walkways. Being able to take your drink back to your...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Went in with an open mind and my undying love of Agnetha Faltskog. Brought my five year old along for the fun too. So did I have fun? This is the second time I have been to the Athenaeum, its a lovely old Theatre that...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Athenaeum Library started in 1839 as the Melbourne Mechanics Institute and was designed to distribute information to the public. The hall, now the theatre was used for council meetings and has had many significant historical acts. The library is now very old worldly, serene...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a great old theatre and has been updated to accommodate the Comedy festival. Only a short stint for this comedy / play and well worth spending the money. We had seats close to the front but everyone can see. Melbourne has great theatre...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Great night - short session performances from a line up that included Dave Hughes, Charlie Pickering and kitty Flanagan

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This theatre is run by volunteers and a volunteer board of directors.The theatre does 4 productions per year each of a 3 week season including matinees.You cna buy tickets online as individual or group and season tickets are also available.Your ticket price includes the programme...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Went to see The Haunting last night and we where so impress .Great view form our seats. The theatre is old but so beautiful.

Thank StephenF605
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

What good. Is sitting alone in your room ? Loved Vabaret. The theatre is old world which exudes charm. The bar could improve but otherwise 5 star.

Thank Stanthorpe
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Lovely old theatre and the show was bloody hilarious! A well enjoyed evening with great seats and the stage was in good view from up the back.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Went to see the Hodge Twins for the Comedy Festival, and every seat was a good seat! I'm very tall so usually need extra legroom, but this was more than adequate. Theatre feels so small so that everyone feels close to the stage, would definitely...More

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Response from 655Denis | Reviewed this property |
There are various car parks in Flinders Lane or under the Hyatt Hotel in Russell st, or catch a tram and park outside the city a bit. Trams are great, and or Uber for that matter. The Westin also has parking and the entrance... More
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