Purchasing Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online through this website, by calling (03) 9525 4611 or in person (45 minutes prior to the performance) from our Box Office located in the foyer of The National Theatre, 20 Carlisle St, (Cnr Barkly St), St. Kilda, 3182 VIC

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Box Office

The National Theatre Box Office is located in the foyer, at 20 Carlisle St (Cnr Barkly St) St Kilda, 3182 VIC. The Box Office Phone Line operating hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. You can email enquiries to boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.au. The Box Office is open for in-person sales 45 minutes prior to the performance.

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The National Theatre Melbourne provides lift access to the Mezzanine and a stair climber for access to row J of the Auditorium. All other seating rows are accessible via stairs only.

Please note MOTORISED WHEELCHAIRS exceed the weight limit of our stair climber and cannot be admitted into the auditorium.

Patrons can either transfer from their wheelchair to a seat, or the patron may stay in their chair. We can also reserve a space next to this position for companions or friends attending. Companion Cards are also accepted. Please provide the Card # when making your booking.

Hearing Assistance

The National Theatre Melbourne offers a Hearing Assistance System which allows patrons who use hearing aids to tune into the frequency of the venue.

Please contact Box Office to let our team know that you intend to use the system.


No prams or capsules are permitted in the auditorium.
Prams and capsules can be parked in the lower foyer and children under 2 years held in arms of the guardian.

Babes in arms must not occupy a seat or obstruct the view of other patrons.

Please contact our Box Office with any bookings or other enquiries. (03) 9525 4611 boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.au

Getting Here

The National Theatre Melbourne is located at 20 Carlisle St (Cnr Barkly St) St. Kilda, VIC 3182.

There are a number of public transport options and nearby parking garages to make your trip effortless.
Please plan ahead to ensure you arrive at least 15mins prior to performance time.

Travel by Tram

Catch the No. 96 to Stop 138 Luna Park and walk 350 metres, 16 or 3a to tram stop 33 Barkly St & Carlisle Street arrives outside the theatre doors.

Travel by Train

Balaclava Station is a 15 minute walk (1200 metres) from the theatre.

Travel by Taxi or Uber

Cnr Carlisle St & Barkly St, St Kilda 3182.

Parking Options

Street Parking

On street parking is available on Carlisle and Barkly (please check signage).

Paid Parking

The closest paid parking is located at the Acland Court (183 Barkly St), near Coles Supermarket and just a short walk from The National Theatre Melbourne – Entry and exit is via Barkly Street.

Paid parking is also available on Irwell Street, Belford Street and beside The Palais Theatre.