Venues

A quick flick guide to exactly where the action is at, check out the venue details below and know where you’re headed as soon as you hit Fed Square.

Deakin Edge / Stage 1

Get the full impact of Melbourne’s city views from the Deakin Edge, a glass theatre boasting unique metal architecture that offers views from across the Yarra River to the Arts Centre Spire, the MCG and Alexandre Gardens. Spacious, but still intimate, the Deakin Edge is fully seated, with key areas for networking too.

ACMI Cube / Stage 2

With its slightly smaller capacity, the ACMI Cube is the perfect space for getting up close and hands on with your subject matter. For a more in-depth and personal experience, most of our smaller workshops will be taking place here.

BeerDeLuxe Grill / Stage 3

Located on the first-floor of the city’s iconic BeerDeLuxe, The Grill is an airy, open plan space with seriously amazing views over Flinders Street. Relaxed and informal, it’ll be host to keynotes from some of Pause’s most admired guests, all set against an equally impressive backdrop.

Fed Square Atrium / Startup Expo

With its 15m suspended ceiling and cantilevered opening onto Flinders Street, The Atrium is an impressive highlight on Melbourne’s cityscape. Considered the nerve centre of Federation Square, The Atrium is a galleria-like structure of glass and steel, which will play host to the Pause Startup Expo. Its direct link through to the Deakin Edge theatre allows easy access between the two venues, making for an altogether more flexible festival experience.

ACMI Studio / VR Track

The ACMI Studio was pretty much built for tech obsessives, with its green-screen and live camera feed capabilities offering the cutting-edge in extra impact. Its large stage area is ideal for getting interactive and is accompanied by a 70-seat capacity.

Fed Square Precinct

The central hub for Pause 2017, Fed Square Precinct is the access point for all of our venues, as well as providing the location for some of our ridiculously amazing experiences, like the Tesla test drives.

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