Venues for University Events

Showtime Event Group hosts a range of venues that each offer something unique, location, industrial charm, heritage features, old-world architecture, and much more. Take a look at some of our recommendations for your Universities next event.


This venue is one that wows on entry. Industrial is the name of the game, with exposed beams, wrought iron walls with an illuminated laser-cut LED backlighting. A custom designed chandelier bar creates a luxe feeling, complimented with built-in automatic lighting and speaker system. This venue is for the event that wants to break away from the norm and inject some life into a gala dinner or cocktail evening. Located on South Wharf promenade, down from the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, parallel to the Yarra River. Showtime Events Centre has a capacity for 280 guests in a banquet setting and up to 1,000 for a cocktail event.


Cargo is the sister venue of Showtime Events Centre, a redeveloped shipping warehouse adjacent to the Yarra River, with a bright modern twist. The space keeps elements of its maritime history, a feature bar with backlit stacked bottles, reclaimed wooden wall panelling and black iron internal façade. An internal balcony also allows for the perfect perch for DJ’s or MC’s running the night. A sought after feature Cargo is proud of is the venue-length enclosed glass conservatory, the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks or that extra space for guests to move about looking at the Melbourne night skyline. Cargo Hall has the ability to seat 220 guests in banquet seating and up to 600 for a cocktail event.


The Old Melbourne Gaol is the ultimate venue with a difference. Completely unique in every way, the Gaol is unmatched in exclusivity and historical charisma. The long main hall serves as a great spot for gala dinners beneath the rows of cells above, keep things classic or dress the Goal up in lights and styling to really make it come alive once more (you might be surprised just how good it looks). The multiple levels make for a grand feeling in the large old building, the adjacent alumni courtyard also serves as a great pre-dinner drinks location, all while being in the heart of the CBD.

Excite your guests with the old and unusual at the Old Melbourne Gaol, capacity for 120 guests seated banquet or 350 for a cocktail event.


Theirs much more to this classic location than you’re likely to know. With a range of spaces available within the Library grounds, some brand new, some recently refurbished retaining their classic elegance as one of Melbourne’s oldest and most significant buildings. The Isabella Fraser Room is once such venue at the Library, opened less than a year ago with built in lighting and speakers this purpose built events space is a classic blank canvas for awards nights, dinners or cocktail events. Contact the Showtime Event Group team to see what possibilities are available for your event at the Library in the heart of the city.