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The Forum Melbourne

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The Forum Theatre has a storied place in Melbourne’s history. It has been a fixture in the city since the late 1920s. Before it became the go-to spot for live music entertainment, it began its love affair with the public as The Forum Theatre, a cinema seating a staggering 3,371 people.

Recent renovations by its parent company, the Marriner Group, have returned some parts of that early 20th century magic to The Forum. For example, the carpet was rolled up in the foyer exposing a stunning floor mosaic that hadn’t been seen by the public since 1937.

Today, The Forum still plays a significant roll in Melbourne’s culture, hosting some of the city’s hottest live music shows. It's also the backdrop of some of the city’s most significant events like the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival.

Contact Details

154 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
2000 capacity
(03) 9299 9990

The list of musicians and bands that have graced The Forum’s stage reads like a veritable pantheon of musical gods and goddesses. Everyone from legends like Madonna and Ozzy Osbourne to modern-day superstars like Katy Perry and Harry Styles have thrilled audiences here.

The Forum has two venues: The Forum I and Forum II. Located downstairs, Forum I boast dazzling décor, Roman statues and a large stage. Above, Forum II, a smaller venue, is kitted out with a stage, stadium-style seating and a massive screen.

While The Forum doesn’t have a set bar menu and the food is catered for private events, any visitor to the venue will be spoilt for choice as its surrounded by a plethora of trendy bars and restaurants. The forum is also only a five-minute walk from the heart of the CBD, Federation Square.

If you want to broaden your cultural experience it’s also a nine-minute walk or nine-minute taxi ride to Melbourne’s China Town.

For upcoming events and concerts at The Forum, check out forummelbourne.com.au.

Getting There and Away

If travelling by train, The Forum is a 5-minute walk from 12 Federation Square, a 7-minute stroll from 1-Flinders Street Station and 17 minutes from Melbourne’s Central Station.

The Forum Events

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Mura Masa

14th January
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Hands Like Houses

16th February
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Kurt Vile & The Violators

22nd April
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Past Events at The Forum

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10th November 2018
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OPIUO + Syzygy Orchestra

5th November 2018
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Gang Of Youths (Sold Out) Event Image

Gang Of Youths (Sold Out)

29th October 2018
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Trophy Eyes

20th October 2018
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Dom Dolla (Sold Out)

19th October 2018
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Hot Dub Time Machine

13th July 2018
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The Teskey Brothers (Sold Out)

30th June 2018
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What So Not (Sold Out)

23rd June 2018
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City Calm Down

15th June 2018
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Vera Blue

3rd June 2018
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Ocean Alley (Sold Out)

19th May 2018
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Ocean Alley

18th May 2018
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26th February 2018
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Dizzee Rascal

20th February 2018
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18th November 2017
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Client Liason

5th June 2016
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