The Palais Theatre has established a Community Fund to provide support to enhance a vibrant and creative St Kilda and City of Port Phillip community. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations to support community infrastructure, activities and residents within the City of Port Phillip.

Grant Guidelines HERE.

Round 7 Applications are now CLOSED.


All Palais Theatre community support, including requests for tickets for fundraising are via the Palais Theatre Community Fund. 

If you require assistance, please contact:

Past Successful Applicants

Artists for Kids Culture
Arts Access Victoria
Australian National Memorial Theatre
BalletLab Association Inc
Elwood & St KIlda Neighbour Learning Centre Inc.
Elwood Cricket Club
Elwood Toy Library
Finucane & Smith (Auspicious Arts Projects Inc)
Gasworks Arts Park
HousingFirst Ltd.
Lentil as Anything LTD
Linden New Art Inc
National Theatre
Poet's Garden
Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre (City of Voices Inclusive Theatre Group)
Port Melbourne Primary School
Port Phillip Community Group
Rawcus Theatre Company Inc
SouthPort Community Centre - City of Voices Inclusive Theatre Group
Space2b Social Design
St Kilda Mums
St Kilda Primary School
St Kilda Scout Group
St. Kilda Community Housing
Star Health Group Limited
The National Theatre Melbourne
The Torch Project
Theatre Works
Theatrical Incorporated
Uniting (Victoria & Tasmania) Ltd


Community Purpose Reservations at the Palais Theatre is a City of Port Phillip initiative in partnership with Live Nation Australia Venues.

This initiative makes the hire of the Palais Theatre more accessible to groups that may not otherwise be able to use the venue due to hire costs.

Events can include staged events using our theatre and auditorium or functions for up to 300 guests in our Mezzanine Foyer.

  • Up to eight community purpose reservations can be granted per year.
  • Successful applicants for a community booking will have venue hire costs reduced to $1, enabling a range of users to experience this extraordinary venue.
  • Please keep in mind event costs (ushers, security, cleaning, rigging, electricity, catering etc) still apply. You can find out what event costs you may need to budget for your event HERE.
  • If you require more information on venue hire, dates and costs while making your decision to apply, please send your enquiry to

Round 7 Applications are now CLOSED.

Completed Events

Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School
Launch Housing
Melbourne Singers of Gospel
Middle Park Primary School
Multicultural Arts Victoria
Port Melbourne Primary School
Red Stitch Actors Theatre
Russian Cultural & TV Association Sputnik
Sacred Heart Mission - Dine with Heart
Sacred Heart Mission - Heart of St Kilda Concert
Space2b Social Design
St Kilda Art Crawl
St Kilda City Football & Netball Club
St Kilda Film Festival
Vass Theatre Group, Blue Ribbon Foundation and Entertainment Assist