Melbourne Town Hall is one of several grand heritage buildings that were built during Melbourne’s Gold Rush era in the second half of the 19th century.
Standing in its present form since 1870 (with the exception of the portico, which was added in 1887), Melbourne Town Hall has been hosting concerts, festivals and civic events since its inception.
Most Melbourne residents and visitors to the city are familiar with the Town Hall due to its hosting of the Melbourne Comedy Festival each year in April but historically the venue has played host to even bigger ‘celebrities’ including the Queen of England (1954) and The Beatles (1964).
The Grand Organ is the pride of the Town Hall and in 2005 a museum was opened to detail its history and importance to the City of Melbourne.
Melbourne Town Hall is on the corner of Swanston Street and Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD.