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Arts Centre Melbourne is both a defining Melbourne landmark and Australia's largest performing arts centre.

The Theatres Building beneath the magnificent spire houses the State Theatre, with one of the largest stages in the world, for dance, musicals and opera; along with the Playhouse and the Fairfax Studio. On the banks of the Yarra River is concert venue, Hamer Hall and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl located nearby is a hugely popular summertime venue which hosts everything from music festivals to free orchestral concerts.

For more than 30 years, Arts Centre Melbourne has played a leading role in showcasing the best local and international performing arts - music, dance, drama, comedy, cabaret, festivals and much more. Arts Centre Melbourne is host and partner to the national and state companies, together with local companies, festivals and a multitude of commercial partners.

Arts Centre Melbourne is open daily, hosting a diverse range of quality local and international performances throughout the year, as well as offering visitors experiences including guided tours daily at 11:00am, free exhibitions, the Sunday Market every Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm and dining options at a number of bars and cafes on site.

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Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
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  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details

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Opera

La Traviata

Violetta wears velvet and lace and drinks the very best champagne from crystal glasses. Her parties are legendary, her company desired. She is free...

17 Apr 2018
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28 Apr 2018

Opera

La Bohème

The way that first love grabs hold and floods you with something you’ve never felt before. The fire that burns the first time jealousy flares. The...

7 - 24 Nov 2018

Opera

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Wagner’s beloved comedy takes a joyful look at the art of music itself: what is wrong, what is right, and who decides. The mastersingers are holding...

13 - 22 Nov 2018

Plays & musicals

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Australian Premiere presented by MTC and Arts Centre Melbourne Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths,...

11 Jan - 18 Feb 2018

Plays & musicals

An Ideal Husband

Successful politician Sir Robert Chiltern has it all – money, power and the love of his adoring wife. But when the mysterious Mrs Cheveley threatens...

16 Jul - 18 Aug 2018

Opera

Don Quichotte

From a time when men were brave and bold comes the dreamer, Don Quichotte. He chases bandits. Tilts at windmills. Serenades the pretty girls. He is a...

16 Mar 2018
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24 Mar 2018

Plays & musicals

Astroman

For a troubled but brilliant teenager in 1980s Geelong, the world is a small place. Thirteen-year-old Jiembra Djalu and his brother Sonny are the new...

27 Oct - 8 Dec 2018

Plays & musicals

Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical

Dream Lover reveals the extraordinary story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin. Starring David Campbell and directed by Simon...

27 Dec 2017 - 18 Feb 2018

Plays & musicals

The Father

You can’t fool André. But there’s definitely something fishy going on. And while he may be eighty years old and apt to forget things, they are only...

Until 16 Dec 2017

Opera

Tosca

Three ominous chords ring out of the orchestra pit and the mood is set. On stage, the soaring marble columns are brilliant with light, but somewhere...

24 Apr 2018
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1 May 2018

Plays & musicals

The House of Bernarda Alba

With their mining-mogul father dead, the Alba household is in mourning. All four daughters have been called home to pay their respects by their...

25 May - 7 Jul 2018

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Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Every Sunday local artisans fill Arts Centre Melbourne's lawn to showcase their unique, handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made...

12 Dec 2017
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