Built between 1880 and 1891, St Paul’s Cathedral is Victoria's most visited place of worships, and one of Melbourne’s most popular architectural landmarks with over 400,000 annual visitors. Designed by English architect William Butterfield in 1836, the ‘Gothic Transitional’ style of the cathedral combines early English with gothic decorative elements, sitting on Melbourne's busiest intersection.
St Paul's has an active events calendar, hosting a range of contemporary concerts, events and panel discussions. Since 2001, an intensive restoration program took place, with the Cathedral now showcasing a brilliant upgrade to its audio system. An installation of 46 speakers at a variety of different heights and angles allow the large open spaces and various pillars throughout the structure to seamlessly complement the overall acoustics of the cathedral. The long reverb times and reflective surfaces throughout the building result in it being the ideal space for live music and concerts.