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Old Melbourne Gaol

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377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Availability – After 5pm daily

Completed in the mid 1800’s and located in the Melbourne CBD, opposite the State Library Victoria, the Old Melbourne Gaol is constructed in historic bluestone. The space contains it’s original cells across three levels, with high ceilings and museum features lining the walls. These cells held some of Australia’s most notorious criminals, including the infamous bush ranger Ned Kelly.

One of Australia’s most fascinating and unique spaces, the Gaol requires very little to create an event space that wows guests. The Gaol boasts a capacity for up to 120 guests for a banquet dinner running down the length of the ground floor, or 350 for a cocktail reception. Our clients have the option of an additional unique experience including Ghost Tours, Lock-ups and more. The Old Melbourne Gaol always leaves guests talking.





  • Built in A/v

  • Parquetry Hardwood Floors

  • Large street-facing windows

  • Heritage interior features

  • Due to COVID-19, the venue capacity will be 100 pax. 1 person per 4 square meters.

  • Please note that capacities are subject to change due to Covid-19. Contact us below to be informed of most up-to-date restrictions in accordance to Government Guidelines


    “All staff were fantastic to deal with. Have previously used Showtime with my former employer, good to be back working with them.”

    — JULIE


Melbourne CBD

The Old Melbourne Gaol site is an events precinct unlike any other. Located in the heart of Melbourne this historic location offers a range of unique event options, from intimate dinner parties, to lavish cocktail galas. While offering exclusive activity experiences throughout.


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