The Round is a state-of-the-art, iconic venue in Melbourne’s East for performing arts and function hire.  

This premier offering in Melbourne’s East is the perfect place to host your next event or performance. With indoor and outdoor spaces to hire, in an expansive parkland setting, this is a venue unlike any other. 

The Round has been designed from the ground up to provide an exceptional experience for performers, patrons and event organisers from front door to stage door. 

Featuring a 600+ seat proscenium theatre with mechanised orchestra pit and industry-leading hybrid fly system, a highly versatile 200+ seat studio theatre or event space, beautiful light-filled function centre, creative studios, soundshell for outdoor events, extensive dressing rooms and free car parking; The Round has everything you need to bring your vision to life.  


A warm, intimate experience 

The Round’s theatre represents the pinnacle of performing arts technology brought to an intimate and unforgettable space.

The modern back-of-house facilities, amenities and technical systems are designed to bring your awe-inspiring productions to life.

The Theatre features a semi-automated hybrid fly system, modern and extensive dressing room space, fully accessible bathrooms, laundry facilities, green room, production office space, stage door office, large loading dock, wheelchair accessible seating, as well as a hearing augmentation system. 

Key features: 

  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting 
  • Motorised Orchestra Pit for 28 musicians 
  • Versatile full LED lighting rig
  • Dedicated Musician Room with amenities which can be used as additional dressing space
  • Extensive and versatile dressing rooms 
  • Intimate auditorium with seating for up to 626 
  • Hybrid fly system 
  • Highly accessible loading dock
  • 4k projection and vision system

Studio Hire

A flexible space for creativity

The 203-seat Studio has a retractable seating bank, allowing for a range of different configurations from theatre style, to cabaret, to cocktail. 

The Studio features a large upstage window providing bright natural light for events. The space can also be fully blacked out, making it ideal for movie screenings, comedy, music, dance rehearsals and small-scale theatre productions. 

The Studio is also cleverly designed to open up to the outdoor Soundshell and amphitheatre, becoming the stage for your next outdoor event. 

Key Features: 

  • Highly versatile performance space 
  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting 
  • Retractable 203-seat seating bank 
  • Semi-sprung floor
  • Can accommodate performances for outdoor Soundshell events

Creative Spaces

Where expression comes alive

A dedicated entrance provides a sense of arrival and allows the Creative Spaces to function independently to the whole venue. 

The Creative Spaces feature two studios with wooden sprung floors, natural daylight, access to change facilities and all-gender toilets. 

Creative Spaces will be ideal for dance, rehearsals, workshops and classes of all varieties. 

Key Features: 

  • Dedicated entrance and self contained studios 
  • Sprung dance floor
  • Highly flexible space 
  • Ballet barres and mirrors


Where art overflows

The most unique aspect of The Round is the Soundshell which is an extension of the Studio stage. The Soundshell opens up from the Studio, linking state-of-the-art sound, lighting and modern back-of-house facilities to the beauty of our parkland amphitheatre.

This is an outdoor stage unlike any other, offering enhanced protection and security from weather whilst providing performers and staff full access to our backstage facilities.

The Soundshell will create a fantastic audience experience during outdoor events and festivals.

Key Features: 

  • Permanent outdoor stage
  • Full lighting and sound infrastructure
  • Festival sized capacity
  • Open-sky outdoor events
  • Direct access to modern back-of-house facilities