Union Theatre, Arts and Cultural Building at University of Melbourne

Arts and Cultural Building, 159 Monash Road, Parkville VIC 3010

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Union Theatre is located in the Arts & Cultural Building within the University of Melbourne's Parkville campus.

For more information visit the University of Melbourne website.


Toilets are located on all four floors of teh Arts and Cultural Building. Accessible bathrroms are available on all levels. All-gender bathrooms can be found on Levels 2 and 3.

Baby change facilities are available at the Ground Level bathrooms.


There are two main entrance points to the Arts and Cultural Building from Swanston St — either walk down Monash Road (Gate 4) or enter via the Amphitheatre closer to Grattan St (Gate 6).

The Union Theatre and the Guild Theatre are both on Level 2. The Venue Management and Union House Theatre offices can be found on Level 3.


Guests can be dropped off and picked up by taxi, ride-share or personal vehicle at the circular Gate 4 entrance at top of Monash Rd off Swanston St within a 30m distance to main door of building.

There are limited accessible drop off parking spaces available at the Gate 4 entrance for a 15-minute time period. Longer-term Accessible parking is available across Swanston St on Faraday St and within the Ace Parking carpark also on Faraday St.

If you require accessible parking closer to the theatre, please contact the University of Melbourne team at umac-info@unimelb.edu.au in advance to organise on-campus parking permits.


The closest car park is the Eastern Precinct Car Park at 375 Cardigan Street, Carlton, near the corner of Elgin Street. This car park is an approximate 5-minute walk from the venue, with access across Swanston St via the Elgin St footbridge. Click here for a map.

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to midnight.

Fees: On weekdays, $12.50 for 4 hours, $25 for all day and $10 after 5pm, weekends and public holidays.

Payment: Scan your debit or credit card to enter the carpark. Upon exit, the boom gate will indicate the amount owing and pay with your debit or credit card at the gate. You cannot pay with cash at this location.

There is also Ace Parking Car Park at 265 Faraday Street, Carlton, which is opposite the Monash Road entrance (Gate 4). Click here for a map.

For details of other public parking, visit the University’s Parking on Campus webpage.


The University encourages cycling as a mode of transport and is always developing their campuses with bicycle facilities in mind. A large proportion of bicycle racks on campus are checked by security and covered by CCTV.

There are a number of bicycle lock up racks directly opposite the Arts & Cultural Building entrance on Monash Road.

You can learn more about cycling to the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus here.


Catch any Swanston St tram to Stop 1 – Melbourne University tram stop to enter the campus via Monash Road (Gate 4) or the amphitheatre (Gate 6).

Visit Public Transport Victoria for journey planning and ticketing information. Please note, the University of Melbourne Parkville campus is not within the Free Tram Zone.


ST ALi’s COSMOS Italian Diner, situated next to the Monash Road entrance of the Arts & Cultural Building is great for a pre-show bite or cocktail. Open Thursday-Saturday evenings. Bookings are recommended and can be made at cosmospizza.com.au.

Other food and beverage options include ST. ALi Coffee Kiosk, ST. ALi Coffee Kiosk, Gong Cha and the Campus General Store.