Palais Theatre

St Kilda, Melbourne

The Home of
Live Music

New Website Coming Soon

The new, user-friendly Palais Theare website will be launching at the end of March 2017. In the meantime, this temporary holding page will communicate what’s happening at the theatre, which is now taking bookings for events from the 18th May 2017.

The Palais Theatre is an iconic live performance venue with a 2,896 people capacity, making it Australia’s largest, fully seated theatre. It conducts over 100 events per year, ranging from live music, theatre, comedy, opera, ballet, film and other community events. For over 90 years, the Palais Theatre has regularly hosted top musicians and performers, including the likes of Johnnie Ray, Bob Hope, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Al Green, Kenny Rogers, The Monkeys and UB 40, to name a few.

Coming Up

May 2017
Village People with Special Guests Bjorn Again - 40th Anniversary Tour 7pm
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July 2017
Jacob Sartorius 7:30pm
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Aug 2017
Jim Gaffigan 7pm
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Sep 2017
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox 8pm
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Oct 2017
Boney M 7:30pm
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Oct 2017
Adam Ant 7pm
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Nov 2017
A Festival of Russian Ballet 2pm & 8pm
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Venue Renovation

Built in 1927, the Palais Theatre is located next to Luna Park, St Kilda. The exterior and interiors were inspired by Moorish architecture and the venue is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Phase one of the refurbishment is nearing successful completion. This phase includes the following:

  • Restoration of the exterior of the building
  • Repair of external windows and facades
  • Structural repairs where needed
  • Upgrade external and internal electricals
  • Repair and upgrade Palais Theatre sign
  • Upgrade fire systems
  • Installation of safe access walkways

Phase two will be undertaken by Live Nation Australia Venues under the guidance of well-renowned heritage architect, Michael Taylor. In this phase, we will complete the following:

  • Restoration of the historic auditorium ceiling domes
  • Installation of reduced mode curtains to the upper bowl
  • Repair and refurbish of the front doors to the venue
  • Improve mobility impaired facilities and install a mobility impaired lift
  • Refurbishment of the performers’ dressings rooms
  • New administration offices
  • Installation of a new central beverage outlet on the 1st level foyer
  • Repair and replace floor surfaces within the foyers on ground and 1st Level
  • Installation of a Winter Garden replacing the current administration offices
  • General repairs and maintenance to the ground level and first level foyer

Phase two is programmed to start in mid-March and be completed by early June 2017.

Find us

Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, VIC3182, Australia

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Book the Venue

The Palais Theatre is now taking bookings for events from 18th May 2017. The venue is also available to hire for a variety of events, including, but not limited to, live music, family entertainment, comedy, theatre and opera production.

To obtain more information or to make a booking, please contact Erin McMahon at
or call
+61 3 8632 2178