Bella Union, Trades Hall

Type of space: Cinema, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Rehearsal Space, Performance venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Theatre

    The Bella Union runs all year round as both a performance space and a casual bar, hosting music gigs, theatrical performances, live comedy, parties, fundraisers, forums, book launches and just about everything else you can think of.

    Bella Union presented four Comedy @ Trades seasons from 2006 to 2009 and five Melbourne Fringe seasons in 2008 through to 2012 - and has played host to over 1000 shows, providing an alternative performance playground to over 250,000 patrons since inception in 2006.

    Pricing Terms

    Please email us for our standard arrangements & fees:

    Ticketed Events

    FREE / Unticketed Events

    Book Launches

    Community Fundraisers

    Private Functions

    Lease Conditions

    The calendar on our website is reasonably current in terms of availability over the next three months. Email us for other dates.

    Parking Notes

    Metered street parking (free after 6PM) & commercial parking facilities nearby. Lift access available for unloading gear.

    This space is suitable for DanceDrawingFilmFilm LocationMeetingsMusic / SoundPerformanceResidencySingingSpoken WordWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 154.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 250


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance lift

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage