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.


MPavilion is open every day
5 October 2016 – 18 February 2017


From caffeine hits to picnic kits, the kiosk at MPavilion is bringing us the best of Melbourne this summer, thanks to Three Thousand Thieves.

Open daily from 9am, the Thieves are featuring beans from a monthly rotating list of Melbourne roasters—from espresso to the finest of cold drip. Feel free to stop and stay or take away! For lunch or for later, the Thieves are collaborating with local foodies, makers and producers to bring you everything from a tasty lunch to your favourite late night tipple.

Three Thousand Thieves began life as a subscription-based coffee club, mailing out special deliveries sourced from the city’s unique small-batch roasters. The company has since grown into a food collective with a bit (shall we say) of a cult following, and a mission to unearth Melbourne’s best cuisines, flavours and makers. Keep an eye on their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates, and make sure you say hi next time you’re in the gardens!

The kiosk is open every day!
5 October 2016 – 18 February 2017
9am–4pm daily and for all MPavilion events

Holiday trading:
Christmas Day: 9am–1pm
New Year’s Eve: 10am–4pm
New Year’s Day: 10am–4pm


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

MPavilion acknowledges 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.


  • 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.