Deakin Edge, Fed Square

location marker Fed Square, Cnr Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.

This stunning Fed Square theatre offers views across the Yarra River to the Arts Centre spire, the MCG and Alexandra Gardens and is the home of many of Melbourne Writers Festival’s most exciting events.


Deakin Edge has lift access and is wheelchair accessible. Arrangements can also be made to enter from the Fed Square car park. Accessible toilets can be found in the Atrium, which is located next to Deakin Edge. Deakin Edge is easily accessible from the Flinders St entrance to the Atrium, or from the main plaza via steps. Please note that the Atrium lift is being upgraded and will be closed during the Festival. During this time, the Flinders St entrance offers the accessible point of entry to the Atrium and Deakin Edge. The undulating surface of Fed Square’s main plaza is made up of sandstone cobblestones, with a marked access path. 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, 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

Public car parking is available at Fed Square and in Flinders Ln. The Fed Square car park is accessible via the main entrance on Russell St Extension, or via the service road on Batman Ave.