The Wheeler Centre
Professional Function Rooms

176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD, 3000

Situated at 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, in the southern wing of State Library Victoria, you'll find the Wheeler Centre. Through an array of live and digital performances, conversations, readings, debates and discussions, the Centre fosters deep public engagement with today's most pressing topics, guided by a commitment to open dialogue and inclusivity.

Dedicated to fostering creative collaboration, community engagement, diversity, and innovation, the Wheeler Centre offers its Performance Space, Workshop, Boardroom, and other meeting rooms for hire throughout the year.

Our comprehensive services include catering, front-of-house support, technical AV assistance, and ticketing services, ensuring the success of your event or meeting. With fully accessible facilities, the Wheeler Centre is the preferred choice for numerous government, not-for-profit, and community groups.


Get pricing & check the availability on venue hire via phone or email.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
6:30am - 11pm 6:30am - 11pm 6:30am - 11pm 6:30am - 11pm 6:30am - 11pm 6:30am - 11pm 6:30am - 11pm
Mon 6:30am - 11pm
Tue 6:30am - 11pm
Wed 6:30am - 11pm
Thu 6:30am - 11pm
Fri 6:30am - 11pm
Sat 6:30am - 11pm
Sun 6:30am - 11pm

Pricing and inclusions may be subject to change without notice.


The Performance Space

The Performance Space, which hosts the bulk of the Wheeler Centre's programming, stands out as the venue's most iconic space.

With a capacity for 230 guests, complete with a fully furnished green room and advanced audio-visual facilities, it ranks among the most competitively priced spaces in Melbourne's CBD. The Theatre Style layout, their most favored arrangement, is ideal for panels, awards ceremonies, or lectures, accommodating a larger audience comfortably.

Alternatively, by utilizing their partition, they can create a more intimate ambiance, perfect for smaller presentations with up to 50 attendees.

30 - 230 30 - 100