The music scene on Chapel Street is world class & seeing music performed live will always be the best way to take it in. New and old. Whether you’re standing shoulder to shoulder, comfortably seated, or leaning up against the bar – there’s nothing like experiencing live music.

Here are a few of our favourite Chapel Precinct gig spots.

A theatre and music powerhouse in the heart of the precinct. Chapel Off Chapel has been producing and presenting innovative and incredible independent and professional theatre, live music, jazz, comedy, cabaret, dance and art for years.

There’s something different to watch every week of the year.  Musicians love playing here for the setting in the glorious, intimate chapel – the natural, beautiful acoustics, the right there with you audience set-up, and just the feels, you know?

Put it this way, Coldplay and Foo Fighters have played here. If you haven’t taken in a live show at Chapel Off Chapel, you might not be fully aware of what’s on your doorstep!

12 Little Chapel St, Prahran

Ok, but hear me out here folks. You love the place for the kitschy décor, the (recently upgraded) menu, and the full bar of beverages. But you’ll love it even more if you get down to TGI Fridays for a Sunday arvo session. There are great acoustic artists including the brilliant Tommy Rando and other acts, bringing the best top 40, and classic covers to your lazy Sunday.

500 Chapel St, South Yarra

The tunes flow as freely as the beers at Melbourne’s original Irish pub. But don’t be put off by the ‘Irish pub’ title – the live music pumps all weekend in the classic ‘pub acoustic’ style. It’s not all laid back, you can also catch one of the most successful cover bands in Melbourne, the legendary Adam 12 upstairs!

With live music, four nights a week, ‘Bridie’s’ is a pure pub, in every sense of the word.

462 Chapel St, South Yarra

Revs is a local legend for a reason, and live music is part of the story. Live music and DJs pump out tunes almost all week long. Revolver is a melting pot of musical styles, with original live music from up and coming rock bands, great tunes in the back bar and bangin’ beats ‘in the cage and on the stage’.

Take a risk, head to an album launch, grab the band’s new single and discover some of the most interesting music Melbourne has to offer.

229 Chapel St, Prahran

Chasers has been operating as a music destination for almost 40 years and is one of Melbourne’s most loved venues with a 24 hour licence.

“Chasers is a Melbourne institution…We have recently upgraded the production including a new stage, lighting and a state-of-the-art sound system. We look forward to welcoming a new generation of music fans to Chasers, Three Eight Six,” said Chasers co-owner Martha Tsamis.

Live events can cater up to 700 people standing or 300 seated. A D&B PA system has been installed, lighting has been updated and a new stage has been fitted. The iconic Saturday club night “Poof Doof” continues, however the other six nights a week are open to host events and live music as Three Eight Six. 

Three Eight Six officially launches on Friday July 6.

386 Chapel St, South Yarra

By Andy Zito

Andy Zito is a professional musician, digital producer, audio engineer and wedding singer from Melbourne.

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