Top Choice Spectator Sport in Richmond & East Melbourne

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne's sporting mecca, the 'G' hosts cricket in summer and AFL footy in winter.
Live Music in St Kilda

Prince Bandroom

The Prince is a legendary St Kilda venue, with a solid line-up of local and international acts spanning hip-hop, dance, rock and indie. It's an eclectic mix, with recent guests including UK rapper Tinie Tempah, Amer…
Live Music in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

The Tote

One of Melbourne's most iconic live-music venues, this divey Collingwood pub has a great roster of local and international punk and hardcore bands, and one of the best jukeboxes in the universe. Its temporary closur…
Cinema in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Moonlight Cinema

Melbourne's original outdoor cinema hits the Royal Botanic Gardens from early December to early April, screening a mix of current mainstream releases and retro classics. Bring your own picnic hamper or buy light eat…
Cinema in St Kilda


This 1936 art-deco darling has had more ups and downs than a Hollywood diva. Recently saved from permanent closure, it's one of Melbourne's best-loved landmarks, with double features most nights and a mixed bag of r…
Concert Venue in St Kilda

Palais Theatre

Standing gracefully next to Luna Park, the heritage-listed Palais (c 1927) is a St Kilda icon. Scheduled to reopen in May 2017 after a nip and tuck (which includes repainting the building in its original colours), t…
Theatre in St Kilda

Red Stitch Actors Theatre

Featuring prolific national talent, Red Stitch is one of Australia's most respected actors' ensembles, staging new international works that are often premieres in Australia. The company's intimate black-box theatre …
Classical Music in Southbank & Docklands

Melbourne Recital Centre

This building may look like a framed piece of giant honeycomb, but it’s actually the home (or hive?) where the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (www.mco.org.au) and lots of other small ensembles regularly perform. Its tw…
Theatre in Carlton & Brunswick

La Mama

La Mama is historically significant in Melbourne’s theatre scene. This tiny, intimate forum produces new Australian works and experimental theatre, and has a reputation for developing emerging playwrights. It's a ra…
Arts Centre in City Centre

Wheeler Centre

Set up by Lonely Planet founders Maureen and Tony Wheeler to showcase 'books, writing and ideas', this centre has become an important part of the city's intellectual life, hosting regular talks by distinguished spea…