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The Athenaeum Theatre

188 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 1500
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Beautiful older theatre in Melbourne

This is one of Melbournes more intimate theatres in Melbourne, however, the venue has an old charm... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Melissa R
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Melbourne, Australia
Bring it on - excellent!

We saw bring it on and loved it! All the performers were excellent, they were powerful singers... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Dianna19
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188 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is one of Melbournes more intimate theatres in Melbourne, however, the venue has an old charm to it. Some of the features inside the theatre itself require some more love and care as the paint on the walls are coming off however it adds...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We saw bring it on and loved it! All the performers were excellent, they were powerful singers, well choreographed dancers and talented actors! I was very impressed! The theatre was small which was fine and the seats were quite close together - a but like...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I went here in the weekend for a show and I was impressed. It’s a beautiful old theatre and I love that the seats are right by the stage. I was in the third row and it had a brilliant view. The management needs to...More

Thank Lizzie S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 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

Thank Martin H
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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

Thank Oldjack
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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

Thank 655Denis
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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

Thank worwon
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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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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Karen D
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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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