With its Moorish minarets and iconic copper-domed clock tower, the heritage-listed Forum Melbourne is a longstanding Melbourne landmark.
Formerly the State Theatre, the Forum first opened in 1929 as a cinema, with the largest seating capacity of any theatre in Australia. Throughout the entire auditorium, the sky-blue ceiling creates the illusion of being seated under an open evening sky.
Since then it has been divided into two separate venues. Downstairs, Forum I is famous for its large stage and signature cabaret-style booths. Upstairs, Forum II is a smaller venue with tiered seating, small stage, surround sound and cinema size screen.
Renowned as one of Melbourne’s most popular live music venues, the Forum also plays host to many popular festivals throughout the year including the Melbourne International Comedy and Film Festivals, the Melbourne Jazz Festival and the Melbourne Arts Festival.