Everybody loves a newsletter

MPavilion is a unique architecture commission and design event for Melbourne, initiated by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government.

Every year for four years an outstanding architect will be commissioned to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of the vibrant Southbank Arts Precinct.

It’s a new kind of clubhouse—a meeting place and a starting point from which to explore a free four-month program of talks, workshops, performances and installations from October to February.


5 October 2017 – 11 February 2018
See the full program of free events
Open daily 9am – 4pm and earlier/later for scheduled events

MPavilion is open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and will close at 2pm on New Year’s Eve. We will also be respectfully closed on Friday 26 January.


Three Thousand Thieves return to head-up the MPavilion kiosk in 2017, bringing the best in Melbourne’s summer foodie offerings—from a cup of the best coffee in town to a tasty locally-made treat, Three Thousand Thieves will hit the spot.

Starting out as subscription-based coffee club, mailing out special deliveries sourced from the city’s unique small-batch roasters, Three Thousand Thieves has grown into a food collective with a fanatical online following. Their mission: to unearth Melbourne’s best. Keep an eye on their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates – as well as excellent coffee they do great ‘grams. Be sure to say hi to our Kiosk team from October 2017 in the gardens!

The Kiosk will be open daily during the MPavilion 2017 season. Stay tuned for the complete Three Thousand Thieves-curated menu for MPavilion 2017.


MPavilion is located in the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yalukit Wilum as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yalukit Wilum means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yalukit Wilum are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders, past, present and to the future.


  • There is wheelchair access from the paved paths in the park to MPavilion, with a short distance on the grass to reach the structure.
  • From the nearest parking/taxi drop-off point on St Kilda Road, it is approximately 60 steps to reach the MPavilion.
  • Nearest train station: Flinders Street Station.
  • Nearest tram stop: Arts Centre (routes 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72).
  • By bike: MPavilion is just off the Capital City Trail. Bike hoop parking is available on St Kilda Road.
  • By car: Metered on-street parking is available on St Kilda Road. The nearest car park is located at the Arts Centre.