Producing and promoting over 300 shows during the past 3 years, The Shadow Electric has established itself as a Melbourne icon of film, music, events and culture.

Since 2012 the Shadow Electric, in partnership with The Abbotsford Convent Foundation, has curated seasonal chapters of Music, Theatre and Film in the refitted building.

Band Room

The Shadow Electric Band Room is situated in The Industrial School, at The Abbotsford Convent. The Band Room’s combines preserved industrial feel, distinctive bar layout and benchmark production. For upcoming show and ticket click


The Shadow Electric open-air cinema returns for it forth season for summer in January 2015. We’re back – bigger, bolder and brighter than ever – with a summer of music, food, drink, and a huge program of documentaries, 80s classics, cult flicks from the vault, and the best new studio releases.

The 2015 program will be announced on December 1st.

Experience Melbourne’s own slice of cinematic paradise, brought to life with top end 2K digital projection, a massive 12m glass matte cinema screen, Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound, and a 30 000 watt soundsystem.


Many events will feature Melbournes finest food trucks and vendors. Check our Facebook page the week leading up to the event to find out whats available for dinner or lunch.


The Shadow Electric is located at the end of Johnston Street in the Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford. Just ride or walk down from Collingwood, or jump off the train at Victoria Park station. For those of you familiar with the Collingwood Children’s Farm, we’re opposite that.


The Capital City cycling and walking path passes the convent site. The St Heliers St turn-off is opposite the entrance to the Collingwood Childrens Farm. Bicycle racks are located onsite between Gate 1 and 3MBS radio station. Additional bicycle hoops are located on the northern side of the Rosina Building, near Lentil as Anything.


*Take the 109, 24 or 42 trams down Victoria St towards Abbotsford and get off at Nicholson St, Abbotsford, or Lennox St, Richmond. It is a 15-minute walk to the convent. Alternatively take the 200, 201 or 207 buses from Lonsdale St in the city and head along Johnston St.


All day parking is available in the carpark opposite the site on St Heliers St for $6. There is also a limited amount of 15-minute parking spaces on the street. No vehicles are allowed on the Abbotsford Convent site.

Outdoor Cinema & Bandroom, The Abbotsford Convent, SUMMER 2015 PROGRAM RELEASED DECEMBER 1ST!

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

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