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Bring your next idea to life

Offering flexible spaces, a top-of-the-line bar and a state-of-the-art sound system in one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings, Common Rooms is the Ideal location for your next activation, party, wedding, or corporate function (we’re flexible).

Fringe Common rooms consists of two (equally gorgeous) spaces: the Ballroom and the Lounge, with a combined capacity of up to 250 people.


Venue Hire Packages
Special occasion on the horizon? Itching to make it one to remember? Check out our venue hire packages to see how Fringe can put the ‘fun’ in your ‘function.

The Ballroom

The Ballroom

With stacks of old-world charm, gorgeous vaulted ceilings, and yes, a mirror ball, the Ballroom is a fully-renovated heritage event space. It’s perfect for all events and functions, whether seated or standing.

Customisable lighting options mean we’re ready to match every mood, and our professionally serviced bar comes prepared with a full range of wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails.

Standing Capacity | 174 People

Seated Capacity | 114 People


The Lounge

The Lounge

The Lounge is a second salon-style space, sequestered from the centre of the action and perfect for quieter, more intimate moments.

Oozing art-deco charm and complete with soft mood lighting and even softer couches, the Lounge is excellent as a break-out space, a casual sitting area away from the dancefloor, or as a green-room.

Standing Capacity | 76 People

Seated Capacity | 48 People

Get Your Fringe On

Get Your Fringe On

At Melbourne Fringe, we know how to throw a good party. Add a sprinkle of Melbourne Fringe fabulousness to your next function with an appearance by a Fringe artist.

Get access to our network of DJs, comedians, frocked-up drag MCs, cabaret darlings, burlesque superstars and a host of other roving performers.

Chat to us about your entertainment needs.