Events at Hotel Esplanade

Le Pine + Bad Taste + Black Snake Whip

Thu 24 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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The Black Alleys + Dear Thieves + CASH

Fri 25 Oct 2019, 9.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY The finest, dirtiest St Kilda rock n' roll bands - a feast of aural and visual pleasure. more »

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Fox Company + Dangeress + Threads

Sat 26 Oct 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 27 Oct 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Architecture Now with Techne

Mon 28 Oct 2019, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A story lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade. Weave through the hotel into rooms not seen by the masses, lined with the detail and intention of an artist's mind. more »

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Cafe Philosophique - De L’amour: Relationship with Place

Tue 29 Oct 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Through spoken word, poetry, music and conversation Cafe Philosophique aims to look deeply into the things that make us human and provide a space to question and dissect their roles in our lives. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 29 Oct 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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The Espy Underground Sessions

Wed 30 Oct 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Expect some weird and wonderful sounds emanating from The Hotel Esplanade Basement this year, thanks to experimental new music specialists, Ossicle Duo. more »

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Tim Freedman (The Whitlams)

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

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // The Whitlams frontman Tim Freedman performs new material for his solo tour as well as classic Whitlams hits! more »

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Jack Botts

Thu 31 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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I Know Leopard 'Everything Goes With You' Tour

Fri 1 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Sydney's I Know Leopard are returning to the nation’s stages to make hearts swell all over again on their ‘Everything Goes With You’ national tour this November. w/ Special Guests World Champion + Annie Bass more »

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Penny Ikinger + Mick Medew

Fri 1 Nov 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Little Quirks 'Life Wouldn’t Be' Tour

Sat 2 Nov 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY // folk pop outfit, Little Quirks celebrate the release of their new single 'Life Wouldn't Be' w/ special guests. more »

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 3 Nov 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Alex Lahey

Mon 4 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Alex Lahey brings her Best of Luck Club Tour to the Gershwin Room for a special Cup Day Eve performance! more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 5 Nov 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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The Soul Movers + Plastic Section

Thu 7 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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ART X COCKTAILS (FRI 8 NOV 2019)

Fri 8 Nov 2019, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Celebrate Mr. Felton's birthday with a fitting opening event. Taste a collection of art inspired cocktails designed by resident bartender Oska, whilst engaging in conversation about the art in Hotel Esplanade's gallery. more »

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Moler + Littlefoot

Fri 8 Nov 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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DEADLY (SAT 9 NOV 2019)

Sat 9 Nov 2019, 8.30am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A women's only journey across Boon Wurrung and Bunurong country from what is now known as St Kilda to Point Nepean. Exploring a powerful account of kidnap and escape from a sacred Indigenous women's place, this will be a true highlight of The Felton Museum. more »

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THE FELTON MUSEUM (SAT 9 NOV 2019)

Sat 9 Nov 2019, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

We invite you into the world of Alfred Felton, where the past, present and future meet. An intricate look at his life and the little known story of an iconic mark made on Melbourne. Unravelled through artefacts, film, talks, performances and adventures. more »

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Glitoris + Hearts & Rockets + Greyjacks

Sat 9 Nov 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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THE FELTON MUSEUM (SUN 10 NOV 2019)

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

We invite you into the world of Alfred Felton, where the past, present and future meet. An intricate look at his life and the little known story of an iconic mark made on Melbourne. Unravelled through artefacts, film, talks, performances and adventures. more »

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BURIAL RITES (SUN 10 NOV 2019)

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Another layer of discovery into the life of Alfred Felton. This time through the lens of death. Join us in the basement for a unique medley of walk and talk through the fascinating history of St Kilda cemetery coupled with an a look at the ways technology is shaping our... more »

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GREEN ROOM DIARIES (SUN 10 NOV 2019)

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 1.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A vivid recount of live music history by artists who have held space in the iconic Gershwin Room. Told in an intimate dressing room setting offering a peek into the 'keep out' zones of The Espy, where the notes of music and memories are in constant flux. more »

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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ARCHITECTURE NOW WITH TECHNE (MON 11 NOV 2019)

Mon 11 Nov 2019, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

The same walls that housed Felton have witnessed many hangings, paints, secrets and gestures of good health. The story of the current layer is lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade. Weave through the hotel into rooms not... more »

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GHOSTS OF HOTEL ESPLANADE (TUE 12 NOV 2019)

Tue 12 Nov 2019, 4.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Felton lived and died in his beloved hotel by the sea, although he wasn't the only one to transition here. Explore the ghosts of ecology and eras in an expansive and thorough story led by a curious truth seeker. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 12 Nov 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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FELTON STORY (WED 13 NOV 2019)

Wed 13 Nov 2019, 4.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

An unmissable and highly revered story at the hotel, curated and told by it's only bearer in this unique form. The life of Alfred Felton begins as a mystery to us all and blooms into a treasure, see for yourself how this iconic man really is the most famous man... more »

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BEHIND THE SCENES (THU 14 NOV 2019)

Thu 14 Nov 2019, 4.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Over 100 years ago Felton sat for dinner in the Gershwin, formerly a ball and dining room. Since then the same space has served up Rockwiz and countless iconic bands. Join Suzi who is a St Kilda local, bearer of tales passed and a regular at The Espy for over... more »

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Turtle Wave + Phaedo

Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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THE FELTON MUSEUM (FRI 15 NOV 2019)

Fri 15 Nov 2019, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

We invite you into the world of Alfred Felton, where the past, present and future meet. An intricate look at his life and the little known story of an iconic mark made on Melbourne. Unravelled through artefacts, film, talks, performances and adventures. more »

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THE FELTON MUSEUM (SAT 16 NOV 2019)

Sat 16 Nov 2019, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

We invite you into the world of Alfred Felton, where the past, present and future meet. An intricate look at his life and the little known story of an iconic mark made on Melbourne. Unravelled through artefacts, film, talks, performances and adventures. more »

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BURIAL RITES (SAT 16 NOV 2019)

Sat 16 Nov 2019, 2.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Another layer of discovery into the life of Alfred Felton. This time through the lens of death. Join us in the basement for a unique medley of walk and talk through the fascinating history of St Kilda cemetery coupled with an a look at the ways technology is shaping our... more »

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Niine + Fairtrade Narcotics + Elwyn

Sat 16 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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THE FELTON MUSEUM (SUN 17 NOV 2019)

Sun 17 Nov 2019, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

We invite you into the world of Alfred Felton, where the past, present and future meet. An intricate look at his life and the little known story of an iconic mark made on Melbourne. Unravelled through artefacts, film, talks, performances and adventures. more »

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READINGS OF FELTON'S BIOGRAPHY (SUN 17 NOV 2019)

Sun 17 Nov 2019, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A live performance reading of extracts from Flinders Lane by Russell Grimwade and Mr Felton’s Bequests by John Poynter. Taking place in the iconic Gershwin Room, a former Dining Hall where many meals were enjoyed by Felton and guests in the hotel. more »

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GREEN ROOM DIARIES (SUN 17 NOV 2019)

Sun 17 Nov 2019, 1.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A vivid recount of live music history by artists who have held space in the iconic Gershwin Room. Told in an intimate dressing room setting offering a peek into the 'keep out' zones of The Espy, where the notes of music and memories are in constant flux. more »

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 17 Nov 2019, 2.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Toxic Fox 'Oil Painted Hill' Tour

Sun 17 Nov 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 18 Nov 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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The Basics 'Game Over' Album Launch

Thu 21 Nov 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // The Basics return to the Gershwin Room for their long awaited brand new album 'Game Over'. more »

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Alex Weybury Band + Jacob Fitzgerald

Thu 21 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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British India

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Highly anticipated return of Espy veterans British India this November. w/ special guests more »

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Franco Cozzo + Red Ferrie + Hollow December

Sat 23 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 24 Nov 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Andy Saunders - The Black

Sun 24 Nov 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Comedian, Andy Saunders brings his new solo show to The Espy this November! more »

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San Cisco 'Skin' Tour

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // with special guests Haircare. more »

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Party Pest + The Jinks

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Jungle Breed + Santa Fe Driving Range + Babyccino

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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RVG

Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Live in the Gershwin Room // Melbourne’s RVG return with their first ever national headline tour this December! more »

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Raul Sanchez + Bonnie Mercer + The Frees

Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Spacey Jane 'Head Cold' Tour

Sun 8 Dec 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Indie-rock darlings Spacey Jane head to the Espy this December to celebrate their single 'Head Cold' more »

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Red Dust Christmas Comedy Gala

Wed 11 Dec 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

One night only. Wil Anderson, Peter Helliar, Tripod and special guests. more »

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Parkville + Amy Pollock + Suzi

Sat 14 Dec 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Ska Nation 2020

Sun 8 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ska Nation returns 2020 with a HUGE line up feat. Mustard Plug (USA), Loin Groin, The Resignators + Out of Control Army (MEX) more »

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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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Accessibility Info

Companion Card Access: This venue accepts companion cards. Simply purchase your ticket and contact moshtix to arrange access for your Companion. You must have a valid Companion Card and Photo ID to match when attending an event. Note: for any events with VIP Packages or extra inclusion items, access for the Carer only includes event entry. Should your Carer wish to take advantage of the package extras they will need to purchase the VIP Package tickets. No discounts apply for the full packages.

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