Where We Do It

Showtime Event Group proudly holds exclusive event rights to 14 venues around Melbourne. This includes the $88.1 million redevelopment of the event’s hub that is the State Library Victoria, as well as the activation of South Wharf Promenade for enormous corporate events of up to 5,500 guests.

With spaces for as little as 20 guests for a private dining experience in Boho or many thousands in one of Showtime Event Group’s third party sites like Melbourne’s heritage listed Royal Exhibition Centre.

The exclusive locales

South Wharf is home to three venues on the home strip, tapas bar turned private dining room and cocktail space. Cargo Hall, the modern maritime inspired light-flooded event space, pillar-less and canvas-clean. And Showtime Events Centre, the birthplace of what is now Showtime Event Group. Industrial charm is the key here as it oozes character right as you step through its doors.

Across two city blocks exists a culmination of historic spaces that most Melburnians aren’t even aware exist. The Old Melbourne Gaol precinct is home to three of the most daring event spaces in this wonderful city. The Old Magistrates Court, the backdrop of many notable trials. The Former City Watch House, the lockup for the rowdy and raucous well into the 1990’s. And the historic Old Melbourne Gaol itself, the main hall serving as an impressive backdrop to any event looking for a truly distinctive setting.

Across La Trobe Street however exists Melbourne CBD’s events-hub. Behind the Corinthian pillars of the State Library Victoria exists a range of spaces, some open to the public for the first time in over a decade and many undeniably impressive. The corporate crowd can get excited about the purpose-built fully seated Village Roadshow Theatrette, the many Seminar Rooms and soon to open Conversation Quarter. While those looking for that character and wow-factor needn’t look past the completely restored Ian Potter Queen’s Hall, to open in December 2019.

The beauty of Showtime Event Group is the range of skills, years of experience and ability to cater anywhere means that your event experience can be created wherever you like. Take a look below at just some of the great venues in and around Melbourne’s CBD.