Built in 1888, Kew Court House is an historic building with an 80-seat theatre. This performing arts space presents an outstanding annual live music program to arts-loving audiences from across Melbourne.

The venue also has spaces for hire that are suitable for performances, rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions and pre-production activities.

Kew Court House is proudly associated with the Hawthorn Arts Centre and run by Council.

The building is also home to:

  • Kew Historical Society: presents displays and exhibitions of items related to the history of the area and provides information for anyone interested in the area's history.
  • QArt: an art studio and gallery that provides opportunities to people with a disability through art.
  • e.motion21: a not-for-profit organisation that runs innovative dance and fitness programs for children and young adults with Down syndrome.

      Opening hours

      Opening hours vary depending on what's on at Kew Court House.


      188 High Street, Kew

      Eating and drinking

      Kew Court House has a small tuck shop bar that boasts a lovely selection of refreshments and snacks. We cordially invite you and your friends to settle in pre-show and stick around afterwards to discuss all the best bits of the performance.

      You can also choose from a variety of casual and high end eateries and bars dotted along High Street and Cotham Road.


      Public parking is available at the rear of the Centre, accessible from Kent St or Oxley Road. Additional parking is also available a short walk from the Centre on Serpells Lane and Swinburne Avenue. Please note, restrictions apply.

      Public Transport

      Train: Alamein/Belgrave/Lilydale lines - arrive at Glenferrie Station, walk 2 minutes south along Glenferrie Road then turn left into Burwood Road.

      Tram 16: Melbourne University to Kew - alight at stop 52.

      Tram 70: Docklands to Wattle Park - alight at stop 32 and walk north on Glenferrie Road for 9 minutes until you get to Burwood Rd. Turn right and walk 1 minute east along Burwood Road.

      Tram 75: City to Vermont South - alight at stop 32 and walk north on Glenferrie Rd for 9 minutes until you get to Burwood Road. Turn right and walk 1 minute east along Burwood Road.

      More information

      For more information or to discuss your visit to the Kew Court House, call 9278 4770 or email Kew Court House.

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