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RUBY’S MUISC ROOM
Ruby’s Music Room is a vibrant and exciting live jazz venue in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Situated on the corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Bennetts Lane, Ruby’s bright yellow entrance is tucked neatly in a secret alleyway – to find it, one must pass her eclectic windows filled with interesting Cubano dolls, Maoist & New Orleanian memorabilia; miniature pianos, jewellery, menus, cigar wrappers, and kitsch collectibles from around the world.
Focusing on the thriving live music scene in Melbourne, Ruby’s Music Room intends to thrill with live jazz, classical, and alternative performances in an intimate acoustic setting devoid of amps. Serving delicious food, fine wine and classic cocktails, Ruby’s is the premier live music venue in Melbourne!
Ruby’s can only be described as beautiful. Her luscious interior features her prized Steinway D Grand piano, the latest in technology and an award winning parquetry floor. But Ruby’s doesn’t only offer an amazing space and astounding music; she also offers great cocktails! Please enjoy our full bar service with fresh food available to nibble on.
At Ruby’s Music Room, our musician friendly PA system is state of the art, eliminating the need for extraneous amplification. This is done to maintain the high quality of acoustic performance that Ruby’s been designed to produce and get the best sound out of every instrument.
RUBY’S PRIVATE HIRE
Ruby's Music Room your complete function venue.
Ruby's is unique in all its jazz-loving, purveyor-of-good-times glory, is one of Melbourne's most noteworthy hidden venues.
From a three course dinner complete with matching wine, to a themed party or product launch, Ruby's offers a private, fully serviced and licensed venue suited to any occasion.
Ruby's is a high performance acoustic music venue that can host a variety of events in an intimate setting. Our facilities include a projector with an industry level sound and lighting system, specialising in live performances, a licensed new commercial kitchen, and a bar stocked with fine wines and beers.
The beautiful parquetry floors compliment the chandlers and wall sconces, further enhancing the Steinway D Grand in prime position on the stage.
Our full on premises liquor license accommodates eighty four patrons standing and up to sixty seated.*
Food and Beverage serves covers from canapés to sit down meals. With Food and Beverage packages are available upon request.**
Being a multi-faceted high performance music room where Melbourne's top class Musicians perform, we have access to Australia's finest performers in the Jazz, Classical and Music Theatre Genres. Ruby's caters for all your live performance needs. Please ask for a quote.
Direct Disability Venue Access
State of the art sound and lighting
Fully fitted stage including Microphones & PA
Steinway D Grand Piano
Gretsch Jazz Drum Kit
Projector and screen with computer connectivity
Central Melbourne location
Adjacent Car Parking
Central to Public Transport
*Private Hire subject to Minimum Bar Spend or Venue Hire charge.
**Outside catering maybe permitted.