Events at Hotel Esplanade

Songs in the Key of Springfield

Thu 25 Jul 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

The biggest Simpsons show in Australia is coming to legendary St Kilda venue The Espy! more »

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Open House Melbourne: Hotel Esplanade

Sat 27 Jul 2019, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Second release tickets: Friday 19th July 8:30am for guided tours with either 'Architecture' (presented by Techne) or 'Styling' (presented by Eleisha Gray) more »

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Robert Forster & Band - The Inferno Tour

Sat 27 Jul 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // w/ special guests. The Espy is honoured to welcome acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster to its stage to celebrate 'Inferno', his first solo album in 4 years - his second album over the last eleven years. more »

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All the Colours + Bleach

Sat 27 Jul 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Live in the Basement // FREE ENTRY w. Special Guests Bleach more »

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Basement Blues: Andre Warhurst & The Rare Byrds

Sun 28 Jul 2019, 3.30pm | 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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Felton Story

Mon 29 Jul 2019, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A treat for culture lovers, history buffs and those who like a good yarn, this storytelling experience illuminates the little known life of former Hotel Esplanade resident Alfred Felton, Australia’s largest philanthropist to the arts. more »

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Russia + TAPES + Birdsnake

Sat 3 Aug 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Live in the Basement // FREE ENTRY more »

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Ghosts of Hotel Esplanade

Sun 4 Aug 2019, 11.00am | 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 Record Fair

Sun 4 Aug 2019, 12.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Melbourne Record Club presents: THE ESPY RECORD FAIR 12pm - 4pm | Sunday, 4 August more »

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Felton Story

Mon 5 Aug 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A treat for culture lovers, history buffs and those who like a good yarn, this storytelling experience illuminates the little known life of former Hotel Esplanade resident Alfred Felton, Australia’s largest philanthropist to the arts. more »

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Ghosts of Hotel Esplanade

Tue 6 Aug 2019, 6.30pm | 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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Augie March - 'On The Quiet' Tour

Fri 9 Aug 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Augie March play the iconic Gershwin Room this August // w. special guest Grand Salvo more »

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 12 Aug 2019, 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 to paper. more »

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Killing Heidi

Thu 15 Aug 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Aussie Rock Pop Darlings, Killing Heidi return to the iconic Gershwin Room this August! Don't miss Ella, Jesse and band performing all your favourite naughties hits and more. more »

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Killing Heidi

Fri 16 Aug 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! Aussie Rock Pop Darlings, Killing Heidi return to the iconic Gershwin Room this August! Don't miss Ella, Jesse and band performing all your favourite naughties hits and more. more »

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Clowns

Sat 17 Aug 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A punk band not bound by genre w/ Special Guests Hexdebt + Flour more »

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Ghosts of Hotel Esplanade

Tue 20 Aug 2019, 6.30pm | 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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Felton Story

Mon 2 Sep 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A treat for culture lovers, history buffs and those who like a good yarn, this storytelling experience illuminates the little known life of former Hotel Esplanade resident Alfred Felton, Australia’s largest philanthropist to the arts. more »

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You Am I

Wed 4 Sep 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // w/ special guests. You Am I announce an intimate show at The Espy before heading off overseas as part of their Prior Convictions tour. more »

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You Am I

Thu 5 Sep 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // w/ special guests. You Am I announce an intimate show at The Espy before heading off overseas as part of their Prior Convictions tour. more »

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Felton Story

Mon 16 Sep 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A treat for culture lovers, history buffs and those who like a good yarn, this storytelling experience illuminates the little known life of former Hotel Esplanade resident Alfred Felton, Australia’s largest philanthropist to the arts. more »

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Slum Sociable L.I.F EP Tour

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

Live in the Gershwin Room // w. special guests // Melbourne’s much loved Slum Sociable head to The Espy to celebrate their forthcoming new EP L.I.F. more »

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Motor Ace

Fri 4 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Motor Ace w. special guests // DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm more »

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Tim Freedman (The Whitlams)

Wed 30 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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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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