Events at Hotel Esplanade

RVG

Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Live in the Gershwin Room // Melbourne’s RVG return with their first ever national headline tour this December! With special guests V and The Native Cats more »

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Raul Sanchez + Bonnie Mercer + The Frees

Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Feels Club + The Florets + Polly & The Pockets

Sat 7 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 8 Dec 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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Spacey Jane 'Head Cold' Tour

Sun 8 Dec 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Indie-rock darlings Spacey Jane head to the Espy this December to celebrate their single 'Head Cold'. With special guests SASAMI + Vacations more »

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Ghosts of Hotel Esplanade

Tue 10 Dec 2019, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ghost tour meets true crime and tales of centuries passed.. Explore the 140-year-old iconic Hotel Esplanade and the ghosts of land and souls. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 10 Dec 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY // EVERY TUESDAY more »

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Red Dust Christmas Comedy Gala

Wed 11 Dec 2019, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

One night only. Wil Anderson, Peter Helliar, Tripod, Dane Simpson, Celia Pacquola, Sean Choolburra and special guests. more »

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Snake Valley 'New Age Slavery' Single Tour

Thu 12 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Painters and Dockers

Fri 13 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Melbourne Rockers Painters and Dockers hit the Gersh this December for a very special Xmas show! Joined by special guests Dalicados & Desolettes. more »

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Riflebirds + We Are Exile

Fri 13 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Parkville + Amy Pollock + Suzi

Sat 14 Dec 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 15 Dec 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 17 Dec 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Psilovibin' + special guests

Thu 19 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Twisted Willows + Rancid Eddie + Honey Blue

Sat 21 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 22 Dec 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 24 Dec 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY // EVERY TUESDAY more »

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Bronze + special Guests

Fri 27 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Earl Grey’s Breakfast Tea + Calico Sunday + Eliza Joan & The Renegades

Sat 28 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 29 Dec 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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New Years Eve

Tue 31 Dec 2019, 5.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Ali Barter 'Hello, I'm Doing My Best' Tour

Fri 3 Jan 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Ali Barter performs her latest album 'Hello I'm Doing My Best' this January. With special Guests Bakers Eddy more »

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Basia Bulat (CAN)

Sun 5 Jan 2020, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Canadian Singer-songwriter, Basia Bulat brings her classic folk sound to the iconic Gershwin Room ahead of the release of her 6th studio album 'Are You in Love?'. With special guests more »

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Touch Sensitive

Sat 11 Jan 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Australian vibe-maker, Touch Sensitive, returns with his new single ‘Lay Down’, his first official release since 2013’s cult hit, ‘Pizza Guy.’ more »

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Killing Heidi

Fri 24 Jan 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Killing Heidi are back! After two sold out shows in the Gersh in 2019, the 90's icons will rock the Espy once again! With special guests Dallas Frasca more »

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RAW Comedy 2020

Sat 1 Feb 2020, 1.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the best new comedians are taking to the stage to battle it out at this, the ultimate fairground of funny, RAW Comedy! more »

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 10 Feb 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Reveal your inner creative as we welcome you into the warmth of the private balcony bar with one of our favourite artists. An opportunity to 'drop in' to your freedom by putting pencil, charcoal or pen to paper. more »

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Approachable Members Of Your Local Community - 'Love Thy Neighbour' Tour

Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Praised as one of the buzz acts of BIGSOUND 2019, Approachable Members of Your Local Community bring their 'Love Thy Neighbour' Tour to the Gersh this Feb - with Special Guests more »

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RAW Comedy 2020

Sun 23 Feb 2020, 1.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the best new comedians are taking to the stage to battle it out at this, the ultimate fairground of funny, RAW Comedy! more »

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MAMMAL

Fri 6 Mar 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Internationally renowned for their smouldering, in control and swaggering live performances, Victoria’s underground funk/punk heroes Mammal take over the Gersh this March w. special guests Rival Fire more »

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Ska Nation 2020

Sun 8 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ska Nation returns 2020 with a HUGE line up feat. Mustard Plug (USA), Loin Groin, The Resignators + Out of Control Army (MEX) more »

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Venue Details

“As much as you’ve bought The Espy, you’ll never really own it” – a message passed on from the previous owners of Hotel Esplanade and a statement that rings true today.

Your favourite band in The Gershwin Room, pre-gig beers in the Star Wars bar, stumbling in from the seaside… everyone has a story to tell about The Espy. 140 years of stories and secrets are hidden in its walls, from budding romances, to celebrations, break ups and make ups.

If the walls could talk, they’d tell some unbelievable tales.

A home for many years to Melbourne’s colourful characters, from members of the arts community, to musicians looking for their first big break and the philanthropist, Alfred Felton, who lived and died in The Espy.

Since reopening its doors in 2018, every square centimetre of The Espy is now open for your enjoyment, including the fifth level which has never before been open to the public.

The reimagined Hotel Esplanade is full of music, arts, cocktails, fun and laughter.

To put it simply, there is no pub like it.

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Accessibility Info

Companion Card Access: This venue accepts companion cards. Simply purchase your ticket and contact moshtix to arrange access for your Companion. You must have a valid Companion Card and Photo ID to match when attending an event. Note: for any events with VIP Packages or extra inclusion items, access for the Carer only includes event entry. Should your Carer wish to take advantage of the package extras they will need to purchase the VIP Package tickets. No discounts apply for the full packages.

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