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 spring and summer 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

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, 14 October, 1.30pm-3pm
  • Saturday, 18 November, 1.30pm-3pm
  • Saturday, 9 December, 1.30pm-3pm
  • Saturday, 6 January, 1.30pm-3pm
  • Saturday, 17 February, 1.30pm-3pm

Christmas dinner at Crown Street Stables

Friday, 15 December, 5.30pm-8pm

Cost: $18.35

Celebrate the festive season with a traditional three-course Christmas meal. Relax listening to Christmas music and celebrate the festive season with the whole community. Places are limited, RSVPs are essential on 9372 5350.

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.

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Friday, 27 October, 4pm-6.30pm
    An American attached to a republican guerrilla unit finds romance during the Spanish Civil War on a mission to blow up a strategically important bridge. Starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman and Akim Tamiroff.
  • The Glenn Miller Story
    Friday, 24 November, 4pm-6.30pm
    This biographical film follows big band leader Glenn Miller from his beginnings in the music business to his death while flying over the English Channel in 1944 during World War II. Starring James Stewart, June Allyson and Harry Morgan.
  • The Shop Around the Corner
    Friday, 23 February, 4pm-7pm
    A romantic comedy about two who work at a gift shop and can barely stand each other, while secretly falling in love as each other’s anonymous pen pal. Starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart and Frank Morgan.

Get active

Get active and try out something different with yoga and tai chi, or exercise your creative side with knitting! Sessions run weekly. Special timetable applies in January, see below for details. 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.

Tai Chi

Mondays, 6.15pm-7.45pm (during school terms)

Yoga

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

Knit and Knatter

Thursdays, 9.30am-12.30pm

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

Fun for children!

There’s so much for children to do over the school holidays and the café is the perfect place for parents to relax with a coffee or bite to eat.  Places are limited for all events, RSVPs are essential on 9243 8748.

Slip Slop Slap, Sun Smart program with Hey Dee Ho

Monday, 15 January, 10.30am-12.30pm

Have fun pretending to be outside in the sunshine, as you learn about sun safety. Once everyone is sun smart, Hey Dee Ho will take you on a musical adventure where everyone gets to join in singing, dancing and playing along. Each concert includes 45 minutes of entertainment.

Retro games day

Wednesday, 17 January, 10am-12 noon

Put down the iPads and video games and get outside to experience some old-fashioned fun. With giant games, retro games and sporting activities, bring the kids down for a fun morning.

Road Safety with Hey Dee Ho

Wednesday, 24 January, 10.30am-12.30pm

Come along for this fun session all about road safety. Using your imagination to go on a wonderful journey into the city. Go shopping, visit the park and have some lunch while being safe and aware.
Each concert includes 45 minutes of entertainment with songs, puppets and musical instruments.

Workshops

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

Mental Health Week

Tuesday, 10 October, 10am-11.30am

During Mental Health Week, Crown Street Stables are holding free information sessions to help people understand the support available in Moonee Valley. This workshop will feature presenters from CoHealth, Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre and Wingate Avenue Community Centre.

Friends of Crown Street – community consultation session

Thursday, 19 October, 4.30pm-5.30pm

Locals are welcome to join us and 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!

Making a will workshop

Tuesday, 24 October, 4pm-6pm

There are a number of things you need to know before making a will. Join us at this free information session where a representative from Moonee Valley Legal Service will help you develop an understanding of the process.

Community awareness sessions

Thursday, 16 November, 2pm-3.30pm

Learn about fire preparedness and sleeping rough, presented by Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Community planning – be healthy and active

Thursday, 7 December, 2pm-3.30pm

Presented by Royal District Nursing Service, this workshop covers healthy eating and keeping up with your fluid intake over the warmer months.

Maternal Health nurse and family services Q&A session

Saturday, 13 January, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Dads play an important role in the care of children. Come along for an opportunity to listen to Council’s Maternal and Child Health nurses who will share some hints and tips on feeding, sleeping, play ideas, local activities, and self-care tips for mums and dads. It’s a chance to share your stories too.

Falls prevention

Thursday, 18 January, 2pm-3.30pm

Did you know that a third of people aged over 65 experience a fall at least once a year, and half of those are in and around the home? Learn how to fall-proof yourself in this presentation by Bolton Clarke. This session will explain why we fall and what steps you can take to reduce the risk of falling.

Age well in Moonee Valley

Thursday, 8 February, 10am-11.30am

Come along and learn about the Council services available to ageing residents and their carers in Moonee Valley. Snacks, lunch and coffee will be available at the café.

January class alterations

All weekday yoga and tai chi classes are closed throughout January. Sunday yoga will continue as normal. Knit and Knatter continues as normal.

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.

  • Tuesday, 7 November: Melbourne Cup
  • Monday, 25 December: Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, 26 December: Boxing Day
  • Monday, 1 January: New Year’s Day
  • Friday, 26 January: Australia Day

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.

For more information and prices, please read the 2016/17 Crown Street Stables Terms and Conditions (pdf, 1.4MB) or contact the booking officer on 9243 8748.

2016/17 Crown Street Stables Terms and Conditions (accessible docx, 32KB)  

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: Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 1:36 PM