The Main Hall has flexible seating for:
- Up to 390 patrons in theatre formation;
- 240-300 in banquet style;
- 500 standing room (maximum occupancy)
The Main Hall also incorporates a state-of-the-art recording studio, and a high quality sound recording of your performance or event is able to be provided.
ACCESS AND EQUITY
Events or functions that are held in the South Melbourne Town Hall must be free of any form of discrimination as outlined in the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act and Equal Opportunity Act.
CITY OF PORT PHILLIP – FUNDING and SUPPORT
The City of Port Phillip and ANAM are committed to working in partnership with community and cultural groups and individuals to strengthen community capacity and create and promote an engaged, healthy, resilient and vibrant community.
The City of Port Phillip provides two programs that enable not-for-profit organisations to apply for subsidised access to the Main Hall in the South Melbourne Town Hall. Information, including eligibility and how to apply for Council support is available here for the Town Hall Subsidy Scheme and here for the South Melbourne Town Hall Cultural Activation Sponsorship program.
No applicant can be guaranteed use of facilities, nor can any applicant be guaranteed financial support to the full extent requested. Organisations seeking support do not necessarily need to be based in the City of Port Phillip area, but applicants must be able to demonstrate that their supported activity will bring clear benefit to the City of Port Phillip community.