About Us

Bella Union's association with historic Trades Hall started with the premiere season of KEATING! The Musical in March 2005, progressed to four seasons as a lively independent comedy festival hub between 2006 and 2009 before becoming a year 'round proposition in late 2007 when Bella Union became a year-round proposition and the name of Trades Hall's licensed venue.

Maintaining an interest in having a diverse offering, Bella Union continued as a performance space and casual bar, programming live music, film screenings, fundraisers, private parties, live comedy, forums, book launches, conferences and just about everything else you can think of.
~ Ticketed Events
~ Un-Ticketed / Free Events
~ Book Launches
~ Private Functions, and
~ Community Fundraisers

We hosted our last gig on Saturday 21st October Loving Cup: A Celebration of the songs of the Rolling Stones and raised over $9,000 for two very important local organisations - Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Launch Housing.

Trades Hall and Literary Institute is now licensee for the Late-Night On-Premise Liquor Licence 32248117, and the sole licensee approved to operate within the building. Visitors are strictly prohibited from bringing alcohol into the licensed area.

Please note that the following Trades Hall areas are covered by this liquor licence.
* Old Council Chambers
* New Ballroom
* Level 1, Victoria Street Wing

E venues@vthc.org.au
T 03 9659 3511

Further information on Trades Hall and its history can be found here.