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 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 continues 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.

Got an event in mind? Contact us and we'll email you our standard deals for:
~ Ticketed Events
~ Un-Ticketed / Free Events
~ Book Launches
~ Private Functions, and
~ Community Fundraisers

Bella Union is also available for use as a rehearsal space on weekdays between 10.00AM and 4.00PM

Our indicative maximum capacities are as follows:
  80 Cabaret-style
120 Fully seated
160 Seated & Standing
250 Standing

Bella Union is wheelchair accessible - please call us to arrange access

Bella Union is a tenant of the Trades Hall and Literary Institute, 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.

Bella Union welcomes people under 18 years old on the following basis:
o They are accompanied by a responsible adult,
o They do not drink alcohol, and
o They leave the venue by 11.00PM

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

The hire of these spaces is managed by Trades Hall Venues directly (contact details below).  Venue hirers will need to contact Bella Union about supply of alcohol for these areas once their booking is confirmed via Trades Hall personnel.

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

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