Forum Melbourne

154 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC

Contact

03 8660 4888

Box Office Hours

The MIFF Box Office is open one (1) hour before the first screening until fifteen (15) minutes after the final screening commences.

All MIFF box offices are cashless so only EFTPOS and credit card are accepted. Cash will not be accepted.

Forum Melbourne is a live music, cinema, theatre, and event venue located on the corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street in Melbourne CBD. Built in 1929, Forum showcases unique Gothic-Romanesque architecture and features a sky-blue ceiling creating an illusion of an outdoor amphitheatre setting.

Box Office

The MIFF Box Office is located inside Forum on the left-hand side of the ground floor Foyer. Forum has one small step up to the central double doors. Step-free/wheelchair access is via the ramp through the right-hand side set of doors. 

Food and Beverage 

Forum features a bar/candy bar, located in the mezzanine foyer, for refreshments, snacks, beer and wine.

Venue Map

Click here to download the Forum Melbourne venue map.

Accessibility

Forum has a main entrance located on Flinders Street.

The main entrance has a small step up to two central doors.

For step-free/wheelchair access, there is a ramped entry way through the right side of the main entrance.

To access the cinema, there are large railed staircases to the left and right of the foyer. The two staircases contain multiple levels of steps that lead to an upstairs mezzanine containing a bar and refreshment area.

For step-free/wheelchair access to the cinema level, there is a lift along the corridor on the left of the entrance foyer. Please see a MIFF Front of House staff member for lift access. 

Please see How to Book Your Ticket if you require step-free and/or wheelchair access at Forum.

Please note: In 2024, all MIFF sessions at Forum will be allocated seating. Please see How to Book Your Ticket if you require step-free and/or wheelchair accessible seating and please ensure you allow time to find your allocated seat. Please see a MIFF FOH staff member or Volunteer for assistance.

Entry into the cinema is at the front. There are three (3) rows of fixed seats that have step-free access at the front of the cinema. Further rows are only accessible by stairs which do not have a handrail.  

Forum has four (4) wheelchair-accessible spaces available at the front of the cinema immediately on the right, when entering the cinema from the lift. The wheelchair spaces are on the left side of the cinema when facing the screen.

Each seat is cushioned, covered in soft fabric and has arm rests.

Forum has alternate seating options if the stairs or cinema seating are not suitable. The moveable plastic chairs are without armrests.

Assistive Listening: Forum will have Assistive Listening units available for collection at the MIFF Box Office for use at specific screenings.

Please see How to Book Your Ticket section to book an assistive listening device. You may be required to leave photo ID when borrowing a device. Please approach a MIFF Front of House staff member for assistance when you arrive at the venue. 

There are bathrooms located on the ground level through the main double doors into Forum I and to the right of the main foyer. There are additional bathrooms on the mezzanine on the left and right sides of the bar.

An accessible bathroom is located to the left of the main entrance foyer on the ground level, accessible through a small corridor or from the cinema space, via the lift.

Getting Here

Tram

Tram

The Forum is serviced by both Swanston Street and Flinders Street trams.

Level access tram stops nearby:

  • Trams 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72:
    • Stop 13 – Flinders Street Station
    • Stop 11 – Collins Street (corner of Swanston and Collins Streets)
  • Trams 75, 70 and 35
    • Stop 6 – Russell Street (corner of Russell and Flinders Streets)
    • Stop 5 – Flinders Street Station

For more public transport information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au.

Train

Train

Forum Melbourne is located in close vicinity to Flinders Street Train Station and is serviced by both Swanston Street and Flinders Street trams.

For more public transport information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au.

Parking

Parking

Secure Parking is a proud MIFF Partner and is offering all MIFF filmgoers discounted parking at selected car parks. The closest Secure Parking to the Forum is 300 Flinders Street. For more information about how to redeem the discount, please visit the Secure Parking website.

Designated on-street Accessible Parking Bays are available at:

  • Flinders Street, between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets
  • Flinders Lane, between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets
  • Little Collins Street, between Russell and Elizabeth Streets
  • Russell Street, between Collins Street and Flinders Lane

For drop off and pick-up, we recommend Russell Street adjacent to Culture Kings (approx. 100m) or on the Russell Street extension near Federation Square (approx. 300m)

For more information about accessible parking in the city, please visit Parking for People with Disabilities.

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