Her Majesty's Theatre

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  • Her Majesty's Theatre is a 1,700 seat theatre in Melbourne’s CBD. Built in 1886, it is located at 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. It is classified by the National Trust of Australia and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

    Purchased in 2000 by Mike Walsh, the theatre was restored and refitted to accommodate larger productions. Today it continues to host some of the world’s best productions including Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Miss Saigon and the current production of Les Misérables.

     

    Address

    219 Exhibition Street
    Melbourne Victoria 3000

    The theatre is located on the corner of Exhibition Street and Little Bourke Street.
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    Public Transport

    Metro trains
    The nearest railway station is Parliament on the City Loop line. There are station exits on the corner of Lonsdale and Spring Streets and also on the corner of Bourke and Spring Streets. Walk one block down Lonsdale or Bourke Streets to get to HMT.

    V/Line (regional) trains
    Country trains arrive at Southern Cross Station. The quickest route to HMT from Southern Cross is to catch any tram heading east along Bourke St and alight at the stop between Russell and Exhibition Streets.

    Trams
    Trams run along Bourke Street. The route numbers are 86 and 96. Trams also run along Collins Street, Flinders Street and Swanston Street.

    Buses
    Buses run along Lonsdale Street. The route numbers are 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 905, 906, 907 and 908.

    For full information about Melbourne’s public transport system, go to http://ptv.vic.gov.au/. You will find maps of the system, timetables, ticket prices and other information to make getting around Melbourne easy.

    Taxis

    There are taxi ranks outside the Marriott Hotel on the corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets and also outside Rydges Hotel on the corner of Exhibition and Little Bourke Streets. There are usually taxis at these ranks which can be hailed to save pre-ordering by phone.

    Parking

    Parking details can be found here: http://www.hmt.com.au/about/location/

     

    Access in and around Her Majesty’s Theatre

    Wheelchair access is via the left most doors of the Main Theatre entrance on Exhibition Street or via The Maj Cafe.

    There is NO LIFT at HMT. Theatre patrons with limited mobility wishing to book seats are advised that the Stalls is the most accessible level.

    The Stalls section is on the lower level of the auditorium, immediately in front of the Stage. There are no steps in the Stalls if enter via Door 3. The floor is on a gradual incline so that each row is higher than the row in front. Patrons with difficulty using stairs are advised to book seats in the Stalls.

    The Dress Circle is the middle level of the auditorium. The seating in the Dress Circle is stepped so that each row is raised one or more steps above the row in front. For patrons sitting in the Dress Circle, there is a wide staircase of 26 steps with a gentle gradient to reach Door 4 (front half of the Dress Circle) and another 10 steps to reach Door 5 (back half of the Dress Circle).

    The Grand Circle is the top level of the auditorium. The seating in the Grand Circle is stepped so that each row is raised one or more steps above the row in front. For patrons sitting in the Grand Circle, there are a total of 58 steps from the street entrance to the Grand Circle (Door 6).

    SEATING DIAGRAMS click here

    Passenger Drop Off

    There is a 5 minute drop off area in front of the main entrance to the Theatre in Exhibition Street. The footpath in front of the Theatre is all under cover.

    Disabled Parking

    There are disabled parking bays on the street in the following locations.

    • 168 Exhibition St (between Little Bourke and Bourke Streets, heading south, approx. 75 metres from HMT). There are two bays with a two hour time limit.
    • Little Bourke St (just off Spring St, heading west, beside the Princess Theatre, one block from HMT). There are two bays with a three hour time limit to 7:30pm then unrestricted.
    • 131 Lonsdale St (between Exhibition and Russell Streets, heading west, one block from HMT). There is one bay with a two hour time limit.
    • Spring St (just north of the Lonsdale St intersection, heading north, outside the Casselden Place Government Offices, a little more than one block from HMT). There are two bays wth a two hour time limit.

    Hearing Assistance System

    Assisted listening devices are available for use in all seats of Her Majesty’s Theatre. They use either standard headphones or connect with a hearing aid via a neck loop. Available free of charge from the Box Office, a security deposit (e.g. credit card or drivers licence) is required.

    Disabled Toilet

    There is one Disabled Toilet located in the Vestibule off the Stalls Foyer near the Male Restrooms.