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Common Rooms

Located in Melbourne’s iconic Trades Hall, Common Rooms is a home for independent artists, for workers and for people who like to party. It’s a meeting place housing a licensed performance space and a salon, for one-off and regular events, including live music, performance, comedy, cabaret, dance parties, spoken word, workshops and rehearsals.

Common Rooms is a project of Melbourne Fringe, which alongside the Festival each October, celebrates cultural democracy and artistic participation.

Common Rooms is a culturally and physically safe space for our community, including LGBTIQ+, First Nations, people who are Deaf or with disability. We welcome all artists and creative people, as well as the residents of Trades Hall, workers and members of the union movement.

For information about accessibility at Common Rooms, visit the Common Rooms website.

Location

Corner Victoria Street and Lygon Street, Carlton 3053 Victoria Australia

Phone: 03 9660 9600

Getting here

Public Transport
There are three public transport options from the Melbourne CBD to Common Rooms – train, tram and bus, you can plan your journey using the Public Transport Victoria website.

Train
Trades Hall is located 800 metres from Melbourne Central train station. Exit at Swanston Street/La Trobe Street, and make your way East up La Trobe Street. Turn left at Russell Street, and continue to Victoria Street, when Russell Street becomes Lygon Street. Trades Hall is on the corner of Victoria Street and Lygon Street.

Bus
Trades Hall is around a 15-minute bus trip from Melbourne CBD. Catch the 907 Bus from Swanston and Lonsdale Streets. Bus 907 is a Smart Bus – accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Tram
Catch the number 30 and City Circle trams East along La Trobe Street. Alight at corner Russell and Swanston, and walk north on Russell Street. Continue to Victoria Street, when Russell Street becomes Lygon Street. Trades Hall is on the corner of Victoria Street and Lygon Street.

These trams are not accessible for wheelchair or mobility scooters, nor are there accessible stops along La Trobe Street.

You can view a Melbourne CBD mobility map here.

There are a number of street car parks outside Trades Hall on Victoria Street, including an accessible parking bay. Lygon Street carpark is a short walk from Trades Hall – located at 204 – 218 Lygon Street.

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