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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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Art, theatre & culture

Public art

Walk through city streets, laneways, and squares to take in the city's notorious public artworks.

Museums

Delve deep into Melbourne's history at museums dedicated to the city's quirky local stories.

Aboriginal Victoria

Take a heritage walk and visit cultural centres, galleries and museums in and around Melbourne.

Art galleries

Make your way around 100-plus galleries, from large institutions to small cooperatives.

Literature

Read up on what makes Melbourne a UNESCO City of Literature and explore a book lover's best haunts.

Music and performing arts

Go out any night to indulge in Melbourne's opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, and openings.

Architecture and design

Keep your eyes peeled for historic and modern architecture and design.

Theatre and musicals

From big budget musicals to independent performances, discover Melbourne's thriving theatre scene.

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Art, theatre & culture

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