The Kween Has Arrived

Grab that glitter and pull out those platforms because The Kween has officially arrived in St Kilda. For the month of February and in celebration of Victoria’s Pride and its history as one of Melbourne’s earliest LGBTQIA+ friendly venues, the venue formerly known as The Prince has temporarily rebranded to The Kween.

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Music’s Home.

St Kilda. A place where all sorts of performers, artists, and pleasure seekers know they can come and experiment. And in the centre of it all: The Prince Bandroom. A place of dim lights and pulsing music where everyone- and that means everyone - can let loose.

No wonder a kaleidoscope of artists and entertainers have been bringing sweat, blood and beers to this stage for over six decades. If you’re wondering whether the rumours are true - they are.


When the Bandroom opened its doors back in 1950, nobody could have predicted the force it would become.

Starting off as a base for General McCarthur in World War 2, the 50s and 60s saw artists like Sidney Nolan flocking (and even living in the front bar) before the 70s punk renaissance had icons like Birthday Party and Nick Cave here to perform and just hang out.

The legendary line-up continued through the 80s and 90s, with Midnight Oil and Paul Kelly, You Am I and Silverchair, Lenny Kravitz and Prince all getting up to no good on our stage. And today? Everyone from Billie Eilish and Doja Cat through to G-Flip and Glass Animals are on our books.

So much more than just a venue, Prince Bandroom is a refuge from the mundane, a home away from home for everyone from rock and rollers to country towners, local punters to politicians.

Understated but never underestimated, once you’ve experienced live music at The Bandroom, you’ll keep coming back for more.

Upcoming Gigs

From the silky sonics of Glass Animals to the riotous fun of the Jackass Live Tour, The Bandroom calendar is packed with the expected, the unexpected, and everything in between. Check out our gig guide to see what’s coming up next.

Parking & Transit


Prince Bandroom is located on the corner of Acland and Fitzroy St in St Kilda.


A taxi rank is located directly outside our entrance, making access easy. Uber is offering new users a $20.00 credit on your journey to Prince Bandroom. Details here.


The 3a (weekends only), 16, 96, and 12 will get you to the Prince Bandroom.
For timetable information, visit PTV.

Venue Hire


Contact: for venue bookings.

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Gig Guide



Jey (KOR)

Thu 22 Feb

Saxon Sound (UK)

Fri 23 Feb

Pearses 7's Official After Party

Sun 25 Feb

Musical Theatre Rave: Broadway

Sat 2 Mar

The Midnight

Sun 3 Mar

Fieldsy (IRE)

Fri 15 Mar

Tabber (KOR)

Tue 19 Mar

Shake It Off

The Taylor Swift Experience

Thu 28 Mar

Dubioza Kolektiv

(Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Thu 28 Mar

Current Joys

Sat 6 Apr

Gatecreeper (USA)

Thu 11 Apr

Sponge Cola (PHL)

Fri 19 Apr

Disco Club: Melbourne

Sat 20 Apr

JUMP - Tribute to Van Halen (USA)

Thu 25 Apr

Hermitage Green (IRE)

Sat 27 Apr

Monkey Spanner 8 Piece Ska Band

w/ Special Guests' @ The Prince

Sat 25 May

Matsumura Blues Festival

Sat 01 Jun

Zep Boys

Fri 7 Jun

Cool Britannia

feat Symphony String Quartet

Sat 22 Jun

The Angels 50 Not Out

Fri 28 Jun


Thu 26 Sep

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