Majestic Palais Theatre


Attracting 86 years of culture and artist expression

Palais front on low res

As we know, back in 1927 the Palais Theatre was the brainchild of some post WW1 American entrepreneurs with a keen passion of film.

Always a successful epicentre of entertainment throughout the proceeding decades, in 1957 the Palais Theatre was on sold to local Melbourne entrepreneurs to caretake and develop. To this day, with the moral and business backing of our community, the Palais Theatre remains one of the most attractive and successful entertainment centres in our city.

For 86 years this majestic work of art, globally recognised as one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Australia has served our community with grace and majesty.

Fourteen years shy of a century the spirit of the Palais has continued to attract the world’s most celebrated performing artists to our shores and our city. Proudly doing its part in keeping a soul pulse in our community.

Who exactly is it that thinks the Palais Theatre has had its used by date? For what reasons?

Palias2 profile low res





Bar and Events the Jewel in Docklands


Michael Tortoni and Lucy Gale
Michael Tortoni and Lucy Gale

Last Sunday night The Lucy Gale Quartet delivered a stellar night of Jazz to celebrate the recent opening of Aria Bar and Events, Dockland’s newest, state of the art events and live music venue.

Lucy Gale known as ‘the voice’ among her peers was supported by the cream of Melbourne’s Jazz fraternity, with Michael Tortoni from Bennett’s Lane, on double bass, the phenomenal Joe Ruberto on piano and Gideon Marcus on drums. Together they delivered a world class performance in launching their new Sunday night Jazz on the Docks residency. A show not to be missed by enthusiasts.

This venue’s conception and evolution is a labour of love by collaborators’ Poppy and Rima Takatainga and their business partner Johnson, all musicians in their own right as well as successful venue operators.

With a warm and inviting vibe, visually beautiful interior, great acoustics and a magnificent waterfront view, Aria is a red carpet experience earmarked to be one of Melbourne’s hottest live music venues for discerning over 25’s.

An attractive jewel in Docklands, Aria Bar & Events venue is located at 17G-18G, 427 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City with access through Doepel Way. There is ample secure parking just before you hit the red carpet entrance on the waterfront, plus a cab rank and a city bound tram stop meters away from the venue.

To find out more about this exciting new live music venue and performances by guest artist:
Aria Lucy, drummer and bass low res
Lucy Gale with a five octave vocal range is hitting the high notes.
Aria Quartet low res Gideon Marcus on drums, Michael Tortoni double bass and Joe Ruberto


Bar and Events the Jewel in Docklands