inside of auditorium

Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) is the finest recital hall in Australia, designed for small ensemble performances from classical to jazz, world music to popular song and chamber opera. Purpose built with uncompromised acoustics, MRC was officially opened by the Premier in February 2009.

Facilities at MRC include:

  • Two acoustic spaces - the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and the Salon;
  • Recording and broadcasting studios; and
  • Rehearsal and function rooms.

Key Facts 2019-20

  • Total income - $12 million
  • Creative Victoria's annual operational appropriation - $5.4 million (including additional project operating funding)
  • Creative Victoria's capital appropriation - $309,000
  • Number of attendances - 161,000
  • Number of website visits - 606,000
  • Number of students attending education programs - 12,008
  • Number of employees - 76 individuals (equivalent to 42 FTE's)
  • Number of members / friends – 1,380
  • Number of volunteers - 20 individuals, contributing 602 hours (equivalent to 79 full days)