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Palais Theatre

Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 

Next to Luna Park

Important information for your visit to the Palais Theatre:

Road Closure: Cavell Street

Cavell Street is now closed while construction is underway.

To plan your visit to the Palais Theatre, we recommend checking the City of Port Phillip website for frequent updates on road closures here

The Forecourt (front of venues) of both the Palais Theatre and Luna Park will be upgraded between January and August 2024. These upgrade works are being undertaken by the City of Port Phillip and will deliver a significant enhancement to the Palais Theatre via a purposely built forecourt that will include a larger footprint, new landscaping, new surfaces, seating, lighting, patron drop off/pickup points and a range of security enhancements. These works may cause some minor disruptions in relation to changing access pathways and potentially slower entry times to the Venue, so we recommend you allow an extra 15 minutes to access the venue. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

All entry doors will be located at the front of the venue.

More information can be found via the City of Port Phillip website here.


There are many parking options just a short stroll from the Palais Theatre including:

  • St Kilda Triangle Car Park, Marine Parade (1 minute)
  • Luna Park - 23 Shakespeare Grove, St Kilda (3 minutes)
  • Acland Street Shops - 2 Belford Street, St Kilda (6 minutes)
  • Acland Court - 183 Barkly Street St Kilda (8 minutes)
  • St Kilda Sea Baths - 10 Jacka Boulevard (5 minutes)
  • Marine Parade Carpark - Marine Parade (7 minutes)
  • Jackson Street - 36 Jackson Street, St Kilda (9 minutes)
  • Metropol - 64 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda (14 minutes)

Please be aware that almost all parking in St Kilda, including on-street, is paid parking. So please check for signage and bring your credit card or change.

Patrons are responsible for checking ticket machines at time of the parking ticket purchase. Don’t forget to check closing times of undercover car parks.

Note: Saturdays and Sundays are particularly busy in St Kilda with daytime visitors so please take this into account when planning your trip.

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Accessible Car Parking

There are accessible parking spots available on Cavell Street. Access is via Jacka Boulevard or The Esplanade. See Map

Please note: Lower Esplanade is currently closed for forecourt upgrades. This will create a better experience for all, including drop off and pickup points. For further information on the latest updates, please visit City of Port Phillip

Cars displaying a Category 1 disabled parking permit (blue permit) are exempt from paying City of Port Phillip parking fees. 

If you are being dropped off at the theatre, passengers can alight vehicles on Cavell Street.


A designated taxi rank is located on Acland Street near the Carlisle Street intersection.

Take Tram 16 to Acland Street

For train, tram and bus information call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit


The tram stop is a 1 minute walk away from the venue, hop off at Stop 138 Luna Park / The Esplanade.

Tram 16 - Melbourne University to Kew via St Kilda Beach
Tram 3a - Melbourne University to East Malvern (via St Kilda) WEEKENDS ONLY
Tram 96 - East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach

There are many bus stops located in St Kilda, most are only a short 2 minute stroll to the venue.

Route 246 - La Trobe Uni - St Kilda – Elsternwick
Route 600/922/923 - St Kilda Light-Rail Station to Southland Shopping Centre
Route 606 - Port Melbourne to St Kilda
Route 623 - Glen Waverley to St Kilda

Palais Theatre can be accessed via a train route, plan your journey today.

Sandringham Line
Balaclava Station - Cnr Carlisle Street & William Place, Balaclava
Take Tram 16 to Acland Street