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 2896 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.

Venue Availabilities

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

Please do not call this number for general venue or ticketing enquiries - Please call the venue on 03 8537 7677.

Venue Hiring Costs

To receive our commercial hiring costs please email: and include the following information:

  • Event name or type of event
  • Ticket price/s - including any VIP prices and approximately how many tickets in each category (see Venue Capacity below)
  • Artist/s performing
  • Style of audience ie families, male 35+
  • Anticipated size of audience (how many tickets are you aiming to sell).

With this information we will be able to provide you with a quote for costs.

Venue Hiring Costs - Schools & Community Groups in City of Port Phillip
Please contact or 03 8632 2178 for venue hiring costs.

Venue Information
Venue Capacity, please click HERE.
Seating Maps, please click HERE.
Technical Specifications please click HERE.
Lighting House Rig, please click HERE.

Venue hire terms and conditions include, but are not limited to: 

  • All tickets must be sold via Ticketmaster, we do not issue tickets on consignment or allow agents or third parties to on sell tickets.
  • Ticketing fees are not negotiable.
  • Hirers must use Palais Theatre ushers and security, including for merchandise sales.
  • If an event hasn’t sold enough tickets to cover costs via Ticketmaster the promoter/hirer will be required to pay all estimated costs prior to the event (staff, security, rigging, cleaning, electricity etc) as will the audio and lighting companies.
  • Palais Theatre may conduct a risk assessment prior to accepting a pencil booking and/or hiring agreement.

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

A variety of live entertainment, including 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 third parties to sell tickets.

Fees & Charges

For information on ticketing fees & charges, please contact us at -

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