Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre

The Athenaeum Theatre is Melbourne's oldest cultural institution.

Athenaeum Theatre
Theatre, comedy and live music
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The Athenaeum Theatre is Melbourne's oldest cultural institution.

It is one of the six main theatres in Melbourne's East End Theatre District. 

It was founded in 1839 and is a hub for arts and culture showasing theatre, comedy and live music. It has a large main theatre, a smaller studio theatre as well as a subscription library. This library has 30,000 items and hosts regular events, talks, book clubs and a screen club.

It is used as a main venue for the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival and for Melbourne Opera. The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas presents discussions and talks at the theatre.

Location
188 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria
Contact
(03) 9650 1500