St Kilda’s Palais Theatre is Australia’s No. 1 Theatre Concert Venue and one of the top ranked venues in the world.

With a capacity to seat 2890 it is the largest seated theatre in Australia and features wonderful acoustics, a large raked stage, generous dressing room facilities and spacious foyers. The Palais Theatre is suitable for all styles of events including live music, comedy, ballet, opera and children’s events.

For venue availabilities please contact us on: or +61 3 8632 2178


Technical specifications

For the Palais Theatre Technical Specifications please click HERE.


Venue Hiring Costs

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Schools and community organisations within the City of Port Phillip, please contact or 03 8632 2178 for venue hiring costs.

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The Palais Theatre seats 2890. It includes 4 seating sections, Level 1 – Orchestra and Stalls, Level 2 - Lounge and Dress Circle.


Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda. Next to Luna Park.

Types of Performances

All genres of Live Music – rock, pop, blues, roots, rnb, country plus comedy, opera, ballet, kid’s shows, school concerts and community concerts.


Palais Theatre is a 1920’s art deco picture palace originally built to screen silent movies and present variety shows. Designed in the ‘atmospheric’ style the theatre features a range of influences including gothic, French and Moroccan to make the audience feel that their night out would be one to remember. It maintains many original features and successfully bridges the gap of historic building and modern live music venue.


The Palais Theatre has an exclusive ticketing agreement with Ticketmaster. All tickets for all events must be purchased through Ticketmaster. Palais Theatre does not allow promoters to sell their own tickets or use brokers or 3rd parties to sell tickets.

Fees & Charges

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Technical Specifications

For the Palais Theatre's Technical Specifications, click HERE.

Venue Map


For venue availabilities and bookings please contact us at: or +61 3 8632 2178