Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Art, theatre & culture

Scratch the surface in Melbourne and you'll discover a city buzzing with dynamic and cutting-edge arts and culture. Head to the Southbank precinct – where the The Arts Centre, MTC, Malthouse, Recital Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria form Melbourne's beating cultural heart. At Federation Square, where art meets architecture, watch inspiring audio visual shows at ACMI, see the collection at the Ian Potter Centre, or catch a recital at The Edge theatre. Inside and out, you'll discover the innovation and skill of local artists and designers at hole-in-the-wall galleries and theatres across the city.

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Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Art galleries

Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.

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Lyon Housemuseum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Museums

Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.

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Regent Theatre interior, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Theatre and musicals

See the big names of the stage in blockbuster productions at historic theatres, or catch new local talent on tiny stages in edgy theatres.

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The Temptations, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Music and performing arts

Choose any night of the week to indulge in Melbourne's local and international opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, performing arts and openings.

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Public art in Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo credit: Ben King

Public art

Take in art from the City Circle tram, or walk through city streets, laneways and squares and along the Yarra River to see the city's public artworks.

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