Melba Hall

Renowned for the finest acoustics for chamber music in Melbourne, Melba Hall is located in the Conservatorium Building at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, a grand white building on Royal Parade, dating from 1909 and classified by the National Trust of Victoria

Melba Hall fosters a unique experience for Conservatorium students. It is located in the Conservatorium Building in Parkville, on the University of Melbourne's main campus and is renowned for its world-class acoustics for chamber music.

Music studies at the University of Melbourne began in 1891. By the early 1900s, there was a pressing need to establish new facilities. The building of a concert hall was always planned, and was opened in 1913, following a fundraising concert hosted by Dame Nellie Melba.

In 1986, the elegant 340-seat concert hall benefited from major restoration and refurbishment under the direction of leading architect Darryl Jackson. The renovation added widely spaced aisles and plush seating to heighten the pleasure of the concert experience.

To celebrate the concert hall’s centenary, Melba Hall underwent further refurbishment in 2013.

Today, Melba Hall houses two of the finest Concert Steinways in Melbourne and is a highly sought-after venue for solo recitals and professional recordings. In recognition of the importance of this institution, the grand white building on Royal Parade has been classified by the National Trust of Victoria.

Melba Hall is not available for public hire.