At Chapel Off Chapel, we take pride in creating a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone. It’s our goal to provide a platform for artists to connect with their audiences and create memorable experiences.


Environmental sustainability is an integral part of Chapel Off Chapel operations.

Over the past few years, we’ve made significant progress in reducing our energy consumption and waste. We believe that small steps can make a big impact, which is why we’ve taken actions such as removing single-use plastics, installing refillable water bottle stations, and replacing disposable take away coffee cups.

We’ve also installed a powerful 23kW solar system on our roof and replaced over 470 lights across our site with energy-efficient LEDs. Not only do these upgrades save us energy and reduce our carbon footprint, but they also provide enhanced versatility for our theatre lighting.

In addition, we’ve added an airlock at the entrance to the venue to reduce air infiltration and heat loss, and we’ve replaced our gas hot water service with an electric heat pump system – eliminating the use of gas on site entirely.

We’re proud to be an all-electric site, with 100% of our power coming from renewable energy through VECO – the Victorian Energy Collaboration.


Chapel Off Chapel’s rich history began in 1858 when architects Thomas J Crouch and Ralph Wilson designed the independent bluestone church on Malvern Road Prahran. Originally intended to be built in stages, the church never reached its full potential as its planned masonry chancel and tower were never completed.

In 1862, Frederick W Nicholson built and exported an organ from England to Australia. Installed in the church in 1863, it was a grand addition to the building.

The Church Hall (now known as The Loft) was built in 1883, and it housed the Sunday School for many years.

After the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational Churches united in 1977, the building ceased to be used as a church.

In 1980, the Prahran City Council purchased the building, and soon after the Church and Hall buildings opened as the Princes Gardens Recreation Centre in February 1989. The Centre featured a small community gym, dancing classes, martial arts, painting, drawing and art classes, and sat adjacent to tennis courts.

In the mid-1980s, Prahran City Council gifted the church’s organ to St. Patrick’s in Mentone under the condition that it be restored for use in worship. The organ remains in use there to this day.

In 1994, a foyer linking the Church and the Church Hall was constructed, and Chapel Off Chapel was established as an integrated arts, recreation and tourism centre by the newly formed City of Stonnington (the amalgamation of Prahran and Malvern Councils). On March 19, 1995, the venue officially opened its doors, solidifying its place in Melbourne’s history as a beloved arts and cultural hub.

As an arts venue, Chapel Off Chapel has welcomed over 1,000,000 people through its doors and hosted more than 20,000 artists and crew.

Our Policies


Terms & Conditions
Payments will appear on your statement from Chapel Off Chapel.
The ticket is sold or issued by Chapel Off Chapel and is subject to the LPA Code of Practice for Event Ticketing and to the following conditions:
1. The ticket cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded after purchase except as provided for in the LPA Code of Practice for Event Ticketing.
2. The right is reserved to add, withdraw or substitute artists, performers or events, vary ticket prices, and/or vary advertised programs, seating arrangements and audience capacity.
3. The right of admission is reserved by the venue and/or Entrepreneur and/or its’ agent.

This ticket is sold on behalf of the organisation responsible for presenting this event and is subject to the conditions applicable to that event.

Patrons will adhere to all house rules and enter the venue at their own risk. Tickets are sold on behalf of the organisation presenting the event and are subject to the conditions applicable to the event and venue where it is held.


Customer Privacy Statement
At Chapel Off Chapel (City of Stonnington) we care about the privacy of our customers. All personal information is collected and protected in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (VIC).

If you are a customer, a person who visits, engages with and/or transacts with the venue, the personal information we may collect, and process could include:
• Name, address, contact information – no information is sold to a third party
• Gender and date of birth is sometimes requested for feedback surveys only and not compulsory
• Records of how the venue engages/has engaged with you
• Itemised information about transactions you have made through us via our secure ticketing system, and/or authorised ticket agencies that we work with – no credit card details are retained
• Information about the events you have booked tickets to or attended, including seating location
• Information you provide about any access or special requirements
• Your communication preferences to receive information from Chapel Off Chapel, presenters and sponsors of events that you have purchased tickets to or attended

Further information regarding privacy can be found HERE


Tickets are sold on behalf of the organisation responsible for presenting the event and is subject to the conditions applicable to that event.
No refunds or exchanges except as provided in the LPA Code of Practice for Event Ticketing.
The right is reserved to vary advertised programs and to add, withdraw or substitute artists as necessary.
Patrons will adhere to all house rules.
Ticket holders enter the venue at their own risk.
Tickets must be retained throughout the performance.


• Patrons who disrupt a performance, who are in use or possession of a prohibited object, or fail to produce concession ID as appropriate, may be asked to leave the venue without refund of ticket purchase.
• The right is reserved to refuse admission to ticket holder/s who arrive late to the venue.
• The use of cameras or recording equipment is strictly forbidden.
• Ticket holders enter the venue at their own risk.
• Chapel Off Chapel is a licensed venue and adheres to the Responsible Serving of Alcohol and all Victorian Liquor Commission regulations.


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