Circus (Rooftop Function Room) - function hire

199 Commercial Road, South Yarra

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About the function space

Situated in the heart of Chapel Street and the core of Melbourne's nightlife, Circus Bar & Nightclub is the perfect place for any function.

For private parties with style, the Rooftop is perfect. Overlooking Commercial Road, it features sumptuous day beds, a retractable roof with side covers, a 'magic garden' themed private bar, and plenty of room to dance. It is where fantasy and elegance meet luxe vintage circus.

Retract the roof on balmy summer evenings and let your party sizzle, with open air, moonlit ambiance, alfresco fun and loads of atmosphere.

The outdoor heating allows for an equally enjoyable time when the temperature drops.

The club holds an all-hours licence which allows partying until the sun peeks through the cracks. Party upstairs, then head down to the main bar for some big beats.

Function facilities

  • Exclusive bar: Yes
  • Exclusive smoking area: Yes
  • Exclusive toilets: No
  • Wheelchair access: No

Smoking area: Guests can smoke throughout the Rooftop. Heating and retractable roof.

Parking: Street parking and also multi-level car park behind venue (on Elizabeth Street).

Music facilities

This equipment is available in the function space free of charge:

  • Amp: Yes
  • PA System: No
  • Speakers: Yes
  • iPod/AUX input: Yes
  • Jukebox: No
  • Dance floor: Yes, proper dance floor
  • Mixer: Yes
  • CDJs: Yes
  • CD Player: Yes
  • Turntables: Yes
  • Mirror ball: No
  • Lighting: No

Can the venue arrange:

  • DJ hire: No
  • Free
    background music: Yes

Can customers bring their own:

  • DJ: No
  • Band: No

Noise restrictions: No DJs

Further music facilities/conditions:

State of the art sound system. All other audio and visual equipment can be arranged for specific functions.

If your own tunes are not arranged, music can be piped in from the resident DJ who plays house music from 10.30pm Fridays and Saturdays downstairs in the main room.

Conditions for private party hire

Friday $

Saturday $

Hire Charge



+ Minimum spend


on drinks


on drinks

+ Security staff



= Total



Free gift for Partystar users:

Free bottle of sparkling

Free bottle of sparkling

Min—max guests

20 — 120

20 — 120

Party duration

8pm — 12am   (4 hours)

8pm — 12am   (4 hours)

At this time, the function space:



Extend the party until:

3am, by negotiation

3am, by negotiation

Closing time



Further conditions

The space opens to the public at 12.30am. Guests get in free, saving the entry fee of $20 per person.

Circus has a 24 hour licence so functions can start earlier if required.

Feel free to join us in the main bar after your function, for some house beats and a rocking vibe. Or return to the Rooftop after 12.30am when it reopens and becomes a chillout zone and smoking area.

Under 18s not permitted unless guests are accompanied by their own parents or legal guardians. No exceptions will be made (no wristbands, no stamps) .

Underage policy

Underage guests are permitted until 10pm, providing the underage guest is in the company of a responsible adult who is responsibly supervising them. One separate responsible adult per each underage guest.

Drink options

Bar tab, Cash bar/Pay as you go, drink cards

Seasonal surcharges

Mid November through December: $4000 min spend

Sun-Thu functions

Sunday: $2500 minimum spend. Monday-Thursday: $4000 minimum spend for 5 hours' hire.

18th, 21st, bucks & hens party policy

  • 18th birthday party: No
  • 21st birthday party: Yes
  • Bucks party: No
  • Hens night: Yes

Underage parties are not permitted.

Food / Catering

Can the venue provide:

  • Finger food: Yes
  • Meals: No

Can customers bring their own:

  • Finger food: Yes
  • Cake: Yes

Customer supplied finger food:

  • Restrictions: No home-prepared food permitted
  • In-house heating/cooking facilities: None

Presentation facilities

In-house presentation facilities available for use at no extra charge:

  • Microphone/PA: Yes
  • Stage: Yes
  • DVD Player: No
  • Data projector: No
  • Projector screen: No
  • Large TV/Plasma/LCD: Yes
Further presentation facilities/conditions:

Hire can be arranged for all AV needs.

Decorations policy

Can the venue:

  • Arrange decorations: Yes
  • Put up decorations: Yes

All types of party decorations are permitted.

Ticketed events policy

Can the customer charge for their function:

  • At the door: No
  • Presale: No

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