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Cobblestone Pavilion

Meat Market's Main Pavilion is a magnificent Melbourne venue steeped in history. The versatile Main Pavilion space can be divided into two separate hire zones via an operable wall or combined into a single large event space with a capacity for 850.

The Cobblestone side of the Pavilion features unique period details and is the perfect space for corporate functions, music, film and theatre productions. With a flexible floorplan the Cobblestone Pavilion, boasting a capacity of up 600, can be configured numerous ways and also features a commercial kitchen with bar service area.

The 11m x 9m 200mm high stage is positioned beneath a custom-made circus truss. As one of the few venues in Melbourne that can accommodate aerial performances, the Cobblestone Pavilion caters for productions that range from the intimate to the technically complex and large-scale.


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Cobblestone Pavilion Features Include

  • Good natural light
  • Blackout blinds
  • Circus truss
  • 11m x 9m 200mm high stage under truss
  • No pillars
  • Bar service area
  • Urn (no cutlery, crockery or linen available)

Facilities Available Upon Arrangement - May Incur Additional Charges

  • Removal or reconfiguration of 11m x 9m 200mm high stage under truss (estimated cost $1700)
  • Seating bank or rostra (estimated cost $1700)
  • PA and lectern
  • Whiteboard
  • Audiovisual equipment including projector, microphones and lighting
  • Individual chairs
  • Round or trestle tables

Technical Specifications

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  • 17 m wide by 36 m long
  • Height from flat floor to ceiling is 9.1 m
  • Square metres: 527 m² (approximately, including Flat Floor Pavilion) 
  • Use of the bays adds 400 m² to the space
  • There is a bay area either side of the Main Pavilion that is 8 m wide and runs the entire length of the Pavilion

Staffing and Special Requirements

  • A venue supervisor may be required for hire events taking place outside of business hours but will be required for any event when members of the public are in the building
  • A technical supervisor will be required for all hours of bump-in and bump-out
  • Technical crew are available if required for bump-in and bump-out
  • House operators are required when using Meat Market audiovisual equipment


Download Cobblestone Pavilion Floor Plan

Download Both Pavilions Floor Plan



 Type  Half-day Day   Week
 Corporate function or reception  NA  $2,817  $15,821
 Corporate bump-in or bump-out  $845  $1,406  $7,910


Commercial Organisations

Type Half-day Day  Week
Performance or function NA  $1,720  $7,081
Rehearsal, meeting or exhibition  $283  $479  $1,926


Funded Not-for-Profit Organisations

Type  Half-day Day  Week
Performance, function or reception  NA  $1,205  $4,810
Rehearsal, meeting or exhibition  $191  $319  $1,257


Non-funded Not-for-Profit Organisations, Council Programs and Tenants

Type Half-day Day  Week
Performance, function or reception NA  $860  $3,456
Rehearsal, meeting or exhibition  $144  $237  $934

Other Charges

Items listed as ‘available upon arrangement’ may attract additional labour charges. Your requirements will be discussed in your initial consultation with the Presenter Services Coordinator. Costs will be determined and discussed prior to your official quote being generated.


  • ​600 people for cocktail
  • 300 people in theatre format
  • 400-500 people with seating bank

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