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Venue Information (Max Watt's)




Venue address
125 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Box Office
There is no dedicated Box Office inside Max Watt's, however the Main Comedy Festival Box Office is located across the road outside Melbourne Town Hall – please follow venue signage or ask a Comedy Festival Front of House staff member. You can also book yourself through our website or call centre on 03 9245 3788. There is step-free/wheelchair access from street level to the Box Office and a box office desk available at a lower height. This Box Office will open at 11am every day until late. All Comedy Festival box offices are cashless so only EFTPOS and credit card are accepted. Cash is not accepted.

Transport Information

Public Transport
Max Watt's is located in close proximity to Flinders Street Train Station and is serviced by both Swanston Street and Collins Street trams. Go to for public transport information.

Level access tram stops nearby are Stop 13 Flinders Street Station, Stop 11 Collins Street (Swanston St/Collins St) for trams 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72 and Stop 6 Town Hall for trams 11, 12, 48, 109.

Car Parking
Secure Parking is proud to be a partner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. They are offering all Comedy Festival ticketholders discounted parking at selected car parks. The closest Secure Parking to Max Watts is 300 Flinders St. For more information about how to redeem the discount, please visit the Secure Parking website.

There are designated on-street Accessible Parking Bays available at the following locations:

  • Flinders St between Elizabeth St and Swanston St
  • Collins St between Russell St and Elizabeth St
  • Flinders Lane between Elizabeth St and Swanston St
  • Little Collins St between Russell St and Elizabeth St

For more information about accessible parking in the city, please visit City of Melbourne’s Parking for people with disabilities.

The best spot for drop off and pick-ups is either on Collins Street or Little Collins Street.

Max Watts has a service lift that leads directly to the performance space, please seek assistance from security and FOH staff at the front door. There is NO accessible bathroom in Max Watt's. Max Watt's is NOT designated as a step-free and/or wheelchair accessible venue due to seating arrangement. Other access to the venue is via a short staircase to the landing of approx. 5+ steps and then either an internal staircase of approx. 10+ steps leading from the top bar area or the main staircase of approx. 10+ steps that both lead to the performance space.

Please see How to Book Your Ticket to enquire about venue access in Max Watt's.

There are bathrooms on the basement level performance space (please note this is not an accessible bathroom).

There is a bar in both the balcony area and the basement level performance space and both bars are operational prior to each show but will close 5mins prior to show start time.