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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Things to do
Creative State Summit
How can art help to grow Victoria’s economy, shape its cultural landscape and make us see our world differently? How can we harness rapidly changing technology to grow Victoria’s creative industries? How do we make this industry more accessible and inclusive...Talks and discussions Thursday June 29 2017 - Friday June 30 2017
Cunning Little Vixen
Having teamed up for Victorian Opera's 2015 production of Sweeney Todd, director Stuart Maunder AM and Tony Award-winning designer Roger Kirk are combining powers for Janáček’s poignant 1920s opera about the life and death of Vixen Sharpears. Jack Symonds,...Thursday June 29 2017 - Saturday July 1 2017
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Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
Arts Centre Melbourne isn't only great for the odd show or even for a meal and a tipple at The Barre, every Sunday the grounds of the arts precinct's hub comes alive with market stalls selling everything from handmade leather wallet to locally made art...Markets Sunday July 2 2017 - Sunday January 28 2018 Free
Michael Frayn's 1982 farce-within-a-farce takes place behind the scenes of a production of bedroom farce Nothing On, where the romantic pairings, personality clashes and theatrical incompetence of the cast members prove every bit as entertaining as the...Drama Saturday July 8 2017 - Saturday August 12 2017
Melbourne comedy duo The Listies are known for their high-energy antics that appeal to audiences of all ages – but especially kids. These school holidays, Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly are back with a brand new show, which will see the pair bring their...Music events Tuesday July 11 2017 - Saturday July 15 2017
The Merchant Of Venice
Mitchell Butel brings Shylock, one of Shakespeare’s most complex, and most quotable, characters to life alongside Jessica Tovey as Portia. Anne-Louise Sarks (MTC's Minnie and Liraz) will direct this powerful new production exploring the tensions between...Drama Wednesday July 19 2017 - Sunday July 30 2017
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The second edition of Sophia Brous's festival of music, performance and hybrid art projects features headliners Blonde Redhead (USA), Spiritualized (UK) and Pussy Riot (Russia), and a line-up that ranges from folk to devotional to psych rock, doom and...Fairs and festivals Friday August 18 2017 - Sunday August 20 2017