Crown Street Stables

Crown Street Stables is a multi-purpose community facility located at 40 Crown Street, Flemington.

Activities and programs

Come down to Crown Street Stables this autumn and winter for a range of events and activities including live music, classic movie screenings, yoga and tai chi and school holiday activities for the kids.

RSVPs are essential for all events. Contact Council on 9243 8748 or csstables@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Download the full Autumn/Winter program (pdf, 1.3MB).

Entertainment at the Stables

What better way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon than enjoying a coffee at the Crown Street Stables with live music.

Saturday sessions at the Stables:

  • Saturday, 24 March, 1.30pm-3pm 
  • Saturday, 21 April, 1.30pm-3pm 
  • Saturday, 19 May, 1.30pm-3pm 
  • Saturday, 16 June, 1.30pm-3pm 

Classic movies

Grab a snack, lunch or coffee at the café and settle in for a selection of your favourite classic movies. Places are limited, RSVPs are essential on 9372 5350.

  • To Catch a Thief
    Friday, 23 March, 4pm-6.30pm (movie starts 4.30pm)
    This Alfred Hitchcock thriller follows a reformed jewel thief who is suspected of returning to his former occupation and consequently tries to catch the real thief in order to prove his innocence. Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis.
  • National Velvet
    Friday, 20 April, 4pm-6.30pm (movie starts 4.30pm)
    A jaded former jockey helps 12-year-old Velvet Brown prepare a wild but gifted horse
    for England’s Grand National Sweepstakes. Starring: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp.
  • The Music Man
    Friday, 18 May, 4pm-6.30pm (movie starts 4.30pm)
    This musical tells the story of con man Harold Hill who poses as a boys’ band leader to con naive Iowa townsfolk into handing over their money for musical instruments while
    unexpectedly falling in love with a local. Starring: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett.
  • A Pocket Full of Miracles
    Friday, 15 June, 4pm-6.30pm (movie starts 4.30pm)
    A rag to riches story of a New York gangster and his girlfriend who attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when her daughter, who believes her mother is a high-society dowager, comes to visit. Starring: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange.

Celebrating three years of Crown Street Stables

Friday, 2 March, 5.30pm-8pm

Cost: $18.35

Come along and enjoy a three course meal as we celebrate the third birthday for Crown Street Stables. Places are limited, RSVPs are essential on 9372 5350.

Mother’s Day Devonshire tea

Sunday, 13 May, 10am-4pm

A perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day is to treat mum to a relaxing day at the Stables Café for a morning or afternoon tea. Bring your mum along to the café and take advantage of a special buy one get one free offer on the café’s delicious Devonshire tea.

Get active

Get active and try out something different with yoga and tai chi, or exercise your creative side with knitting! Sessions run weekly. Please note, fees apply to some activities.

Yoga

Sundays, 10am-11.30am

Stretch, relax, breathe and unravel with Rach. Stretch out in these gentle sessions. Bring along a mat and water bottle.

RSVPs are essential by calling or texting 0417 557 011.

Yoga

Mondays, 6pm-7pm (during school terms)

Tai Chi

Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm (during school terms)

Knit and Knatter

Thursdays, 10am-12noon

Knit one, knat one! Get crafty and socialise with these fun workshops. No knitting experience required.

Fun for children!

There’s so much for kids to do at Crown Street Stables over the school holidays and the café is the perfect place for parents to relax with a coffee or bite to eat. Snacks, lunch and coffee will be available to purchase at the café at all events.

Places are limited for all events, RSVPs are essential on 9243 8748.

Easter costume parade

Sunday, 25 March, 11am-12 noon

Crown Street Stables are holding an Easter costume parade for children aged three to eight years old. Come along dressed up in your costume, join in the parade and enjoy a hot cross bun. Each child will receive an Easter egg for participating. (Weather permitting)

Magic show and balloon twisting workshop

Wednesday, 11 April, 10.30am-12 noon

Come along and learn to make a mystery object, a balloon dog, a balloon sword or even a crazy balloon hat!

Teddy bear’s picnic

Saturday, 14 April, 10.30am-12 noon

Shh, we’ll have to be quiet and keep a watchful eye because we’re off into the woods to find a very strange celebration – the teddy bear’s picnic! Make sure you bring your favourite teddy along for playing lots of games, dancing and singing fun songs. There’ll even be some special friends of the teddies visiting including the Bananas in Pyjamas and Humpty Dumpty! Each concert includes 45 minutes of entertainment with songs, puppets and musical instruments.

The complete magic workshop

Saturday, 7 July, 10.30am-12 noon

Come along and have some fun with magic. Learn some magic tricks that will amaze your friends and family. This workshop includes some magic from Steve the Magician and everyone will have the chance to perform!

Workshops

Places are limited for all events, RSVPs are essential on 9372 5350. 

Peace of mind: CPR and defibrillation basics

Thursday, 8 March, 2pm-3.30pm

What’s more important than knowing how to save a life? No-one can predict when an emergency will occur. This session will help you prepare for an emergency by learning the basics of resuscitation and how to use a defibrillator.

Enjoy life to the fullest

Thursday, 12 April, 2pm-3.30pm

There are 4.8 million Australians living with bladder weakness. Learn simple tips and exercises on bladder control and how to prevent future bladder problems. Enjoy life with no interruptions.

Keeping your skin healthy

Thursday, 10 May, 2pm-3.30pm

Your skin changes as you age and is less able to protect and heal itself. Learn how to improve and maintain skin health so you can feel healthy and confident.

Friends of Crown Street – community consultation session

Thursday, 17 May, 4.30pm-5.30pm

Locals are encouraged to join us to enjoy an afternoon tea while you share your feedback on how we can improve the services and activities at Crown Street
Stables. Everyone is welcome!

Staying connected through technology

Thursday, 14 June, 2pm-3.30pm

Are you curious about Facebook and how people connect through technology? Then this talk is for you! Social media can allow you to see photos, videos and family news in real time, let you post your own news and make free video phone calls. No prior knowledge needed and tips for privacy are included.

Community café

The community café at Crown Street Stables, open seven days a week, offers a varied menu at affordable prices. View the menu and find out more on the café page.

Café closure dates

Standard opening hours for the cafe are Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, except for the following dates.

  • Monday, 12 March: Labour Day
  • Friday, 30 March: Good Friday
  • Saturday, 31 March: Easter Saturday
  • Sunday, 1 April: Easter Sunday
  • Monday, 2 April: Easter Monday
  • Wednesday, 25 April: ANZAC Day
  • Monday, 11 June: Queen’s Birthday

About the Stables

This beautiful heritage building, nestled in Coronet Park, is one of the oldest working stables in the municipality. Built in 1886 as part of a private property, the stables were initially designed to lodge six horses. They have since been reported to have had many uses, including storing produce and accommodating the Light Horse Brigade during World War II.

Following significant community input and guidance from the Steering Group, the tender for running Crown Street Stables was awarded to our Aged and Disability Services team. This decision was made after a lengthy and thorough review process.

Plans are moving forward to activate this vital community hub for locals, ensuring it remains a hall for hire for community groups and providing employment opportunities at the centre for those with a disability.

Please note: smoking is prohibited within 4 metres of the Crown Street Stables building and within 10 metres of the play equipment in Coronet Park. Coronet Park, including Crown Street Stables, is a designated dry area, meaning no alcohol can be consumed within the park or in the building.

Hall for hire

The upstairs room at Crown Street Stables is available for community or private hire with a capacity for up to 60 people. 

Catering for your event is available through our café by arrangement. To book a table at the café, including the large meeting table, please contact the café on 9372 5350.

Stay up to date

For more information please contact our Aged and Disability team on 9243 8888 or email csstables@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:44 AM