the venue

Situated in the heart of Melbourne city, with world class PA and lighting, three bars, and stage sightlines from anywhere in the room, 170 Russell is one of Australia’s most loved concert venues. Opening as the Lido Theatre in 1965 the venue has a rich history of providing live entertainment across all genres of music for more than 50 years.

floor plan


170 Russell offers a versatile floor plan ideal for live shows, club nights and private events. The venue, originally built as a theatre, has tiered viewing areas with uninterrupted sight lines to the stageThe venue has 6 boothed viewing areas that can be used as VIP areas, a separate lounge space plus a smaller 2nd DJ room. The backstage area is spacious and offers a large VIP greenroom overlooking the venue plus two smaller dressing rooms, all furnished and with private bathrooms.

production specifications


170 Russell offers world class inhouse production including a D&B J Series PA, Multiple Large LED Screens and extensive club/live show lighting.

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