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Merlyn Theatre, The Malthouse

The Merlyn Theatre is the largest of the three theatres within The Malthouse.

The versatile venue offers a unique seating design and stage relationship which makes it ideally suited for drama, dance, music and opera – both contemporary and classical – as well as a unique venue for conferences, product launches and private functions.

The Merlyn can seat up to 512 patrons on three levels. The Merlyn Theatre features an orchestra pit and flexible seating, with the ability to offer reserved and general admission attendance.

Ground floor of The Malthouse is accessible by wheelchair (enter via the ramp near the Box Office).

The Merlyn and Beckett TheatreMALT Kitchen & PantryBox OfficeBar and bathrooms are all located on the ground floor.


113 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006


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Getting here


The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.


Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.


Secure your bike to one of the many racks outside the foyer. There’s a Melbourne Bike Share station outside the theatre. Hire a helmet from the IGA, just along Sturt Street.

Limited on-street parking is available on Grant Street, Sturt Street and Dodds Streets. Two disabled parking spaces are just outside The Malthouse entrance on Sturt Street.

The closest secure carparks are:

Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park (enter from Sturt Street)

The Australian Ballet Centre Car Park (2 Kavanagh Street)

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