Arts Centre Melbourne is the umbrella venue that houses the Hamer Hall, Playhouse, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, State Theatre, and Fairfax Studio as well as various exhibition spaces. At the centre of the precinct is the spired building housing the State Theatre and the Fairfax Studio.
As a general rule the venues stay open an hour after the last show of the evening so until then you can view any of the exhibitions at your leisure. The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is home to the biggest outdoor events including Carols by Candlelight, festivals and huge international acts while the State Theatre is the premiere venue for large scale productions, symphonies, ballets and all things highbrow.
If you're looking for a pre-show drink and/or meal, try The Barre, in the State Theatre building.
|Venue name:||Arts Centre Melbourne||Contact:|
100 St Kilda Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7am-late; Sat 9am-late; Sun 10am-5pm|
|Transport:||Nearby stations: Flinders Street|
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Asia TOPA: Café Vic by Jerry Mai
The Asia TOPA festival is a massive multi-venue festival of theatre, visual arts, dance and discussions. Settling in for its inaugural year, Asia TOPA and Arts Centre Melbourne will be teaming up with three of Melbourne’s best chefs for three equally...Vietnamese Until Sunday March 5 2017
Asia TOPA: The Barre and The Barre Backyard by David Moyle
The Asia TOPA festival is a massive multi-venue festival of theatre, visual arts, dance and discussions. Settling in for its inaugural year, Asia TOPA and Arts Centre Melbourne will be teaming up with three of Melbourne’s best chefs for three equally...Thai Until Sunday March 5 2017
Asia TOPA: Members' Dining Room by Victor Liong
The Asia TOPA festival is a massive multi-venue festival of theatre, visual arts, dance and discussions. Settling in for its inaugural year, Asia TOPA and Arts Centre Melbourne will be teaming up with three of Melbourne’s best chefs for three equally...Chinese Until Sunday March 5 2017
TAO Dance Theatre: 6 and 8
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XO State is sort of like the club for Asia TOPA Festival: the less formal zone for performance, live music and experiments – with a bar on stage, where performers and audience mingle (like Supersense at the Arts Centre last year). No two nights will...Until Sunday February 26 2017
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Contemporary dance fans should make a bee-line for Australian Ballet’s triple bill Faster, featuring the Australian premiere of a work by British choreographer David Bintley (artistic director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet) alongside two new works by...Friday March 17 2017 - Monday March 27 2017
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