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. You can find out more about these spaces on our Hire a space at Kew Court House page.

Kew Court House is proudly associated with the Hawthorn Arts Centre and run by Council. You can find out more about this location on the Hawthorn Arts Centre page.

The building is also home to:

  • The 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.

Browse events at Kew Court House

      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.


      Off-street parking can be found on nearby Fenton Way and Walpole Street. It is mostly unrestricted after 6pm every day.

      Public Transport

      Tram 48: North Balwyn to Victoria Harbour Docklands - alight at stop 32, Kew Junction.

      Tram 109: Box Hill to Port Melbourne - alight at stop 32, Kew Junction.

      Tram 16: St Kilda to Kew - alight at stop 80, walk 1km east along Cotham Road.

      Bus 205: Doncaster SC via Kew Junction - alight at Kew Junction.

      More information

      For more information or to discuss your visit to the Kew Court House, call (03) 9278 4770 or email [email protected] to send us a message at the Kew Court House.

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