Venue Info

Fringe Hub: Trades Hall

Located smack-bang in Mebourne’s centre, Melbourne Fringe at Trades Hall is home to a quarter of our 450+ annual events. The Festival’s civic heart now beats from the historic chambers, halls and corridors of one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. History and future meet beetween the might columns as our entire Hub and Club unify under the one neoclassical roof.

Following fresh renovations our venue is now fully accessible through the new Lygon Street entrance, with DDA compliant bathrooms and lift access throughout.  We will have an accessible stage in our venue too.

Transport to Trades Hall

There are two public transport options from the Melbourne CBD to Trades Hall – train and tram, you can plan your journey using the Public Transport Victoria website

Train
Trades Hall is located 800 metres from Melbourne Central train station. Exit at Swanston Street/La Trobe Street, and make your way East up La Trobe Street. Turn left at Russell Street, and continue to Victoria Street, when Russell Street becomes Lygon Street. Trades Hall is on the corner of Victoria Street and Lygon Street.

Bus
Trades Hall is around a 15-minute bus trip from Melbourne CBD. Catch the 907 Bus from Swanston and Lonsdale Streets. Bus 907 is a Smart Bus – accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Tram
Catch the number 30 and City Circle trams East along La Trobe Street. Alight at corner Russell and Swanston, and walk north on Russell Street. Continue to Victoria Street, when Russell Street becomes Lygon Street. Trades Hall is on the corner of Victoria Street and Lygon Street.

These trams are not accessible for wheelchair or mobility scooters, nor are there accessible stops along La Trobe Street.

Parking
There are a number of street car parks outside Trades Hall on Victoria Street, including an accessible parking bay. Lygon Street carpark is a short walk from Trades Hall – located at 204 – 218 Lygon Street.

You can view a Melbourne CBD mobility map here