Athenaeum Theatre

location marker 188 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.

The Athenaeum Theatre is Melbourne’s oldest cultural institution, starting life as the city’s first Mechanics Institute in 1839.


The Athenaeum is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have access requirements, or tell us your access requirements when you buy your tickets.


Take Yarra Trams route 1, 3, 3A, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 or 72 to stop number 13; or route 35, 70 or 75 to stop number 5. Flinders St is the closest train station, immediately opposite Fed Square. Further transport information is available through the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner at ptv.vic.gov.au.