Live Entertainment, Sports & Arena Events

Having undergone a substantial redevelopment in recent years, Margaret Court Arena has been transformed into one of Australia’s premier multi-use arenas, notably acclaimed for hosting the Australian Open, as well as Melbourne's most celebrated sport and entertainment events.

The venue now features a retractable roof, which is the fastest of its kind in the world, alongside new corporate facilities, video screens, sound systems and spectator facilities.

With its humble beginnings as ‘Show Court One’ following its opening in 1988, the venue can now host basketball, netball and an array of entertainment events.

Capable of hosting world-class productions, with unmatched facilities and expert support from our venue operations teams, some of the events we have delivered include Angus and Julia Stone, Imagine Dragons, Billie Eilish, Tash Sultana, the Harlem Globetrotters, as well as netball and basketball fixtures.

Boutique flexibility and customisation means Margaret Court Arena can transform to meet your event’s needs and those of your guests into something unique and one of a kind in Australia.

The most intimate arena with superior acoustics and not a bad seat in the house, this venue is capable of being customised in multiple modes suitable for attendances between 2000 and 7500 guests. 

The venue serves as an introductory platform to Melbourne and Olympic Parks for emerging artists and fostering their journey performing in arenas.  

Our professional sporting facilities are unrivalled, with several sports-flooring and configuration options offering excellent conditions for athletes in our Arena.

Margaret Court Arena has a dedicated secure entrance and loading dock to facilitate a seamless bump-in and bump-out experience.

Front-of-house, our venue’s guests enjoy a superior experience, with a focus on delivering comfort and convenience through a variety of food and beverage and retail options, excellent connectivity with public transport and parking, and first-rate customer service.

Be it for a tour of one of the world’s biggest musical acts, a sporting fixture, a theatre production, or an amazing event on the arena floor, we can bring it to life.

To discuss your venue hire requirements, please complete our Venue Hire Enquiry Form.