The Croxton Bandroom Melbourne

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The Croxton Bandroom (previously The Croxton Park Hotel) has a storied past, not just around the fact that it has been part of Melbourne's inner suburb of Thornbury since the mid 19th century.

In the 1970s, it was much more than your average local; it was the go-to venue outside of the bustling CBD for Rock n Roll. The Croxton can lay claim to providing a stage for undisputed Aussie rock royalty. AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, Cold Chisel and Sherbert all played gigs when the venue was in its heyday.

After its glory days in the 70s, The Croxton (or the Croc as it was known at the time) fell out of favour with its fans and became more of a local dive bar than the epicentre of live music for Melbourne's inner north. But after some much needed and extensive renovations, The Croxton Bandroom declared itself resurrected and committed itself to matching the reputation it once had of attracting exciting and new music acts.

After the renovation, The Croxton was split into two distinct sections, The Croxton Bandroom and The Croxton Front Bar.

The Croxton Front Bar is the smaller of the two, has a 150 person capacity and is available for hire. The Front Bar has its own gig program that can run separate and apart from the main Bandroom. The Croxton Bandroom has an impressive 14-meter wide stage and the capacity to hold up to 900 persons.

The Coxton has a full bar menu which includes $7 pints. If you wanted a meal outside of the venue, several dining options, ranging from pizza to vegetarian, are located a stone's throw from the door.

The Croxton Bandroom has done the yeomen's work of rebuilding its reputation and finding its place in Thornbury which is fast becoming a trendy neighbourhood. There are not many suburbs that can boast of having the first food truck park in Melbourn (which incidentally is a six-minute taxi ride from The Croxton Bandroom).

Contact Details

607 High Street, Thornbury Victoria, Australia
850 capacity
(03) 9480 2233

Getting There and Away

The Croxton Bandroom is on 86 tram line. Stop 36 on Darebin Road or the Woolton Ave / High Street stop will place you 5 minutes away on foot from The Croxton Bandroom. If travelling by train, get off at the Croxton Train Station on the South Morang line. The venue is just a 4-minute walk away.

The Croxton Bandroom Events

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Polish Club

23rd April
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Past Events at The Croxton Bandroom

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Seth Sentry 'Super Cool Tree House' Tour

11th December 2021
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The Chats [NEW DATE] Event Image

The Chats [NEW DATE]

28th November 2020
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The Menzingers

14th March 2020
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Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird Event Image

Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird

29th February 2020
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The Growlers

16th January 2020
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G Flip [Sold Out]

28th November 2019
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23rd November 2019
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Newton Faulkner

22nd November 2019
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City Calm Down [Sold Out] Event Image

City Calm Down [Sold Out]

26th October 2019
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19th September 2019
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The Smith Street Band [Sold Out] Event Image

The Smith Street Band [Sold Out]

7th September 2019
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Bag Raiders [Sold Out]

16th August 2019
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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

14th June 2019
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Seth Sentry

8th June 2019
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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever [Sold Out]

4th May 2019
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12th March 2019
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The Delta Riggs

1st March 2019
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Total Giovanni (Sold Out)

2nd November 2018
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Total Giovanni (2nd Show)

1st November 2018
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