Candlelight is illuminating the city of landmarks with a series of concerts celebrating some of the world’s greatest artists. You couldn’t wish for a better evening, because now you can enjoy these musical renditions in some of the city’s most enchanting historic and glamorous venues.
Surrounded by flickering candles and the grandeur of these awe-inspiring locations, you’ll be transported to a different time and place. With world-class musicians performing at The National Theatre Melbourne, The Athenaeum Theatre, The Astor Theatre, and more, these intimate concerts are an unforgettable way to experience the power of music.
The National Theatre: an overwhelmingly grand institution
There probably isn’t a single person that doesn’t know the National Theatre. Built in 1920 and located in the St Kilda neighborhood of Melbourne, this theatre has since become a landmark of the local community. The country’s and world’s hottest actors and performers have set foot on its stage in thousands of theatre productions, musicals, concerts and comedy shows. And this season it hosts a series of classical music concerts and ballet performed under the warm glow of hundreds of candles.
The Athenaeum Theatre: a historic and cultural landmark
This historic performing arts venue is great for concerts because of its amazing acoustics, intimate atmosphere and versatile performance spaces. Built in 1839, the Athenaeum Theatre has a long history of hosting cultural events. Located in the heart of Melbourne, its Theatre 2 space can accommodate up to 150 people, ideal for intimate Candlelight performances.
The Astor Theatre: Melbourne’s cinematic time capsule
Located in the suburb of St Kilda, this space is considered special due to its rich history, unique architecture and commitment to showcasing classic films. Built in 1936, the Astor Theatre is one of the few remaining single-screen cinemas in Melbourne. It features a grand art deco-style interior, complete with ornate plasterwork, a sweeping staircase and a domed ceiling. If you’re a retro lover and want to go back in time, a Candlelight concert in the Astor Theatre is the perfect evening plan to forget all about current times.
More Candlelight Venues in Melbourne
If you thought that these were the only venues Candlelight is taking over, think again. You’ll be able to listen to some of the greatest music of all time at The Timber Yard, Collingwood Town Hall, St George’s East Ivanhoe, 75 Reid St and Melbourne Town Hall. And finally, if you’re in the mood for a short excursion you can watch a Candlelight performance at Geelong Botanic Gardens within Eastern Park on the eastern outskirts of the central business district.
At the Candlelight concerts, you’ll be able to enjoy the works of legends like Amy Winehouse, Queen, Elton John, Coldplay, Hans Zimmer, with talented local artists performing in venues like the National Theatre and The Timber Yard.
Guests will be immersed in an atmospheric setting bathed in candlelight while listening to the world’s greatest classical and pop songs, which will make it all the more mesmerizing.