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Meat Market

Meat Market is an iconic heritage listed building in North Melbourne featuring original cobblestone floors, period fretwork, stone arches and a captivating barrel ceiling. 

With five dedicated spaces available for hire, Meat Market is a hub for creative arts and cultural productions.

Heritage building with sign 'Metropolitan Market' above arched entranceway.

Home to a variety of arts and creative tenants, Meat Market features a range of bookable spaces accommodating everything from theatre and circus to markets and festivals.

The Meat Market team offers tailored venue hire packages, including technical support, to ensure your events run smoothly. For space availability or to arrange a visit, contact Meat Market: or visit the Meat Market websiteOpens in new tab for more information.

Visit the Meat Market website to learn more about the venue and book a space.

Meat Market website

Bookable spaces

Main Pavilion - Cobblestone

With original cobblestone floors and a circus truss, the Cobblestone side of the Main Pavilion is ideal for rehearsals, corporate events and large-scale productions.

Main Pavilion - Flat Floor

Versatile and adaptable, the Flat Floor side of the Main Pavilion is an expansive functional events and theatre space with a flexible floor plan.


Featuring white walls and exposed brick, Meat Market’s Stables frequently houses theatre seasons, art exhibitions and a variety of creative events.

Meeting Room

A bright and carpeted meeting room space with tables, chairs and AV equipment, the Meeting Room accommodates meetings, training sessions, workshops and seminars.

Old Cafe

Generally used in conjunction with the Cobblestone Pavilion, the Old Cafe acts as an additional space for rehearsals, meetings, dressing rooms, production offices and more.

Venue details

Contact Meat Market

Address: 3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Phone: 03 9329 9966


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Getting there

Tram: Route 19 (stop 9 - Haymarket) or routes 58/59 (stop 14 - Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Bus: Route 402 (stop Courtney/Wreckyn street) or routes 401 / 403 (stop Royal Melbourne Hospital)


our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.