The Forum, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne’s iconic Forum Theatre, constructed in 1929, is a live music, cinema, event and theatre venue located on the corner of Russell Street and Flinders Street. The structure was designed by prominent Ukrainian-born architect John Eberson, in association with Australian architecture firm Bohringer, Taylor & Johnson.
There is always an atmosphere at the Forum, always a sense of occasion that you simply don’t feel at other venues, because when you first walk off the streets and into the foyer you are hit with a feeling of a golden age. While you’re waiting for an act to start you are equally impressed by the starry ceiling, the detailed statues and the expansive toilets. You can lean on the bar before taking your seat, you can watch from a booth with a group of friends or if your ears are tired and you want to chat, you can escape to the comfort of the quiet foyer rather than the cold Melbourne streets. – Scott Williams