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Art, theatre & culture

In Melbourne 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 Aboriginal art collection at the Ian Potter Centre NGV, 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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Public art

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

Theatre and musicals

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

Architecture and design

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

Music and performing arts

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

Museums

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

Literature

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

Art galleries

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

Aboriginal art in Melbourne

Explore collections of traditional and contemporary works at Melbourne's Aboriginal art galleries.

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