Brunswick Ballroom


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Brunswick Ballroom

Brunswick, VIC

Brunswick Ballroom

Brunswick Ballroom is an extraordinary venue reimagined, refurbished and renamed, featuring the best of Australian and international music, cabaret and comedy.

Live music is the bread and butter of the Brunswick Ballroom – with a grandiose stage and some big names being booked here, you know you’re in for a great show

Famous for the grand scale of the room itself. You walk past the building’s unassuming frontage, up the stairs to see an extraordinary skylight dome and a huge, wooden floored velvet curtain lined ballroom

Infamous for keeping punters on their feet by putting on huge surprise gigs with short notice – still very sad to have missed the one-off surprise King Gizzard acoustic night last year

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“I believe performance spaces are holy spaces”: Brunswick Ballroom has revitalized one of Sydney Road’s oldest venues

Inspired by the iconic Continental Café of the 1990s in Prahran, the Brunswick Ballroom is a grand and impressive live venue situated right in the heart of Brunswick East. Located upstairs on Sydney Road, Brunswick Ballroom hosts an eclectic and diverse selection of live acts that range from live music to comedy, all on its impressive stage complete with a plunging staircase.

“I believe performance spaces are holy spaces,” says Andrew Kay, one of the venue’s owners. “Artists are important people, you need to give them the greatest respect so that what they present onstage is given its moment to actually shine.”

Meet The Brunswick Ballroom, Melbourne’s dazzling new live music venue

And what a holy space it is – with sparkling chandeliers that hang from the ceiling and a wooden floored dance space that’s lined with heavy velvet curtains, the fact that its hidden upstairs makes Brunswick Ballroom feel like a secret and unknown venue.

With comfy and inviting couches, the balcony at the Brunswick Ballroom feels akin to the balcony of a terrace share house as you sit back and watch the trams and traffic zoom past below you on Sydney Road.

“The Brunswick Ballroom is now an extraordinary performance space that artists are going to love performing in,” Kay continues. “I can’t think of another place in Melbourne or Australia that’s like this space.”

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Catch a great gig here by heading to 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. They’re open every day.