Hawthorn Arts Centre

  • Hawthorn Arts Centre - Main Hall - rotator desktop

The recently redeveloped Hawthorn Arts Centre is an intriguing mix of contemporary and traditional design. As a heritage listed building, the elegant grandeur of the Main Hall doesn't disappoint; while the pre-function area on Level One is strikingly modern.

Hawthorn Arts Centre boasts eight unique rooms and spaces making the venue suitable for a vast range of functions and events. Such versatility means conferences held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre can use multiple break-out rooms and have their welcome reception in the same location as the main event.

Second Empire, an exciting new retail cafe space at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, can also be utilised for functions, or as part of a bigger event.

Situated close to public transport, and with parking at the back of the building, the Hawthorn Arts Centre is an extremely convenient Melbourne function venue. 

Hawthorn Arts Centre also boasts a permanent café onsite; Second Empire Café. Open 7 days a week from 7am – 4pm, it is perfect for grabbing a coffee or quick bite to eat.

Take a virtual tour of the Hawthorn Arts Centre


  • Main Hall 600
  • Mayor's Room 120
  • Edward C. Rigby Room 50
  • The Zelman Room 100
  • Pre-Function Area 150
  • The Chamber 100
  • The Chandelier Room 300
  • Second Empire Café 40

Venue Information

For more information Contact Us or call +613 9290 9400.