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Meat Market Main Pavilion


Ever wanted to organise your very own circus performance? Then the Meat Market Main Pavilion might be for you! It can accommodate a variety of uses, from intimate performances and rehearsals to complex, large-scale productions.

The space is big and it’s got loads of character. Imagine a formal dinner with a single table stunningly set and spanning the length of the 75-metre floor. Or wine and dine with cocktails and canapés at your next conference or company open day.

If you need to cater for the crowds, ask us how.


  • 500 people per side for cocktail, 370 to 400 for sit-down meal
  • 400 people per side in theatre format
  • 600 people for both sides



5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Meat Market Main Pavilion is in North Melbourne, making it in close proximity to the CBD and easily accessible by tram and Citylink. Metered street parking is available.

A brief history

Meat Market Main Pavilion – as the name implies – is a former marketing building. It was built in 1874 and has been heritage-listed since 1973. The architect of the building, George Johnson, designed many notable Melbourne buildings, including the North Melbourne town hall.


Venue features

Good natural light and a 527m2 open space, with no pillars.

What makes it a great venue for your next event?

One word: space. This is a venue fit for a crowd, and it comes with the facilities to make sure your guests are comfortable and well looked after.