Fringe Common Rooms is currently programming:
*November & December plus Midsumma Festival & Summer Events*
...but we love taking your event EOI's any time!
If you have any questions (big or small!) we'd love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (03) 9660 9600.
What are we looking for?
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - One off or two-night performance runs, work in progress shows, community events (like community choir!), book or album launches etc
Thursdays - Arty Parties! A show or line up night, but with something a little special/extra fun. Think variety nights with an artistic element followed by a DJ, music gigs and more!
Fridays & Saturdays – Dance Parties! We love a late-night boogie under our beautiful disco ball. Hit us up with your party ideas and let’s chat!
Fringe Common Rooms at Trades Hall is more than just a venue for hire – it’s a home for vibrant and ground-breaking independent arts, music and events. All year round Common Rooms carries the torch for Melbourne Fringe’s deep commitment to rebellion, creativity, inclusivity and darn good times (with ripper dance floors, obvz). From gigs and live music to comedy, spoken word, theatre, cabaret, parties and meet-ups – whatever you’re up to, this is fully accessible common ground for everyone.
The Ballroom: a performance space & bar that holds up to 250 patrons standing or 114 seated theatre-style. Perfect for your one-off performance (comedy, cabaret, spoken word etc), dance party, book launch, film screening or panel event.
The Lounge: a second, intimate saloon-style space that holds up to 76 people and is ideal for workshops, meetings and rehearsals/works in progress.
Porque no los dos? For most events in the Ballroom, the Lounge can be used as a break-out area or backstage green room at no extra cost.
With a great bar, friendly staff and oodles of state of the art tech equipment, we're the perfect home of your next event! Can’t wait to welcome you.
Full tech specs and more detailed venue information can be downloaded here.
A note on COVID-19.
Fringe Common Rooms operates in line with government regulations. We have implemented a detailed COVIDSafe plan with physical distancing and hygiene guidelines to ensure the safety of staff, artists and patrons. Room capacities are subject to change in line with current guidelines and regulations.
This is not a booking form. We will be in contact to discuss your expression of interest.
While Fringe Common Rooms will be programmed to represent a diversity of events across all kinds of creative practice, we may not be able to program all events submitted through this EOI process.
This form should not be used for events interested in being programmed as part of the Fringe Hub during the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Please head to www.melbournefringe.com.au for all festival related enquiries.
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