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Arts Centre Melbourne

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For more than 30 years, Arts Centre Melbourne has been Melbourne’s leading venue for world-class theatre, dance, music and more. In the Theatres Building, directly under the venue’s iconic Spire, are three separate theatres – the State Theatre...more
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100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9281 8000
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Reviewed yesterday

The Arts Centre is selling their Balcony seats without declaring that they have a drastically obstructed view. Only the bottom third of the screen is unobscured by the theatre's ceiling. This is critically important because this third-rate production has virtually no sets, except the rear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marcus T
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this vibrant area where I can see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play at Hamer Hall, watch a play at the State Theatre or see the amazing National Gallery, all within a few metres between each venue. And then the food along the Yarra...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The art centre has some great acts! The theatre is not too big, it's small enough not to feel crowded.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank familyvaycay2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for Evita and had picked (we thought) very good seats. We chose the balcony, 3 rows from the front and basically in the middle. What we didnt count on was in the background of the show, they had a screen showing historic photos...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mushyAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the centre not during a show and were taken aback but just how overrated and underwhelming the building really is. While the potential is sure out there on the building's exterior, it surely lacks on the interior part. Skip it, unless you arrive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The organisation and level of professionalism held is second to none. Staff are courteous and nothing is to much trouble.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tameka K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss this play at the playhouse theatre. Tony award winning and multiaward winning Australian cast. In a multi Tony award wining play. Even if they weren't, the performances and show are so good. If you are in town and can make it to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank travelbugalwaysbitin
Reviewed 13 October 2018

My first symphony was not disappointing. The MSO did The Planets and the sound in Hamer Hall was amazing. As one person put it, Sydney Opera House has the looks, and Hamer has the acoustics. Highly recommended. The only negative as that access up and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank izitulez
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I went to see Spartacus at the Arts Centre which is a beautiful venue. It has eateries there and parking. You don't have to go to a show to eat here, you can come anytime. It's located near the National Gallery of Victoria, so a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lizgorgeous
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

1000 Doors is an artistic interactive installation at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Without giving anything away (as you have to expect and experience it yourself in all its rawness), it is a dramatic aural and sensory experience, where behind each doorway lies another realm. Simply...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken C
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Lyn B
11 November 2018|
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Response from swpadelaide | Reviewed this property |
Is the performance at the MTC or the Arts Centre? If Arts Centre there are multiple foyer bars. I can't help if at MTC but if ARTS Centre I would suggest being specific I. E. BARRE bar or bar closest to the specific... More
David H
20 August 2018|
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Response from Kerryn72 | Reviewed this property |
I;m not sure, sorry. If it's Hammer Hall then I think all seats are good. Have a look at the seating plan on the web...google art centre seating plan and you should see ( TA won't allow websites in answers). Enjoy the show
Anne L
27 April 2018|
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Response from BekBishop | Reviewed this property |
It's a very well set up venue, so I imagine you would, but best to contact the theatre and ask.