Arts Centre Melbourne

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Arts Centre Melbourne
4.5
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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, which boasts one of the world’s largest stages and hosts performances by Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet, the Playhouse and the intimate Fairfax Studio. Next door on the banks of the Yarra River, Hamer Hall is a premier venue for musical performances, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl is popular for open-air concerts. The new Australian Music Vault features a free exhibition celebrating Australian contemporary music. On Sundays (10am - 4pm), local artisans showcase their unique handmade goods at the Sunday Market. Book tickets at the box office to see a performance or join a guided tour. A range of cafe, dining and bar options are on site and a 24-hour car park available.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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keepmeprivate
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Excellent Wheelchair Accessibility & Customer Service
Jul. 2021
In pre-COVID times we were avid live theatre go-ers. My husband is unwell and uses a wheelchair, and the staff have always been fantastic about meeting our needs. The buidling - inc the carpark - are also very accessible.

During the July school holidays we wanted to go to the NGV, so we parked under The Arts Centre because we are confident in its accessibility. What we didn't know, is that The Arts Centre is only open when an actual performance is underway.

Nevertheless, the car park staff member called Security, who happily escorted us through the building so that we could get to street level. Moreover, they were encouraged us to call them for the return journey back to the car once we had finished at the gallery.

This is what good customer service and true accessibility is all about. Thank you!
Written 19 July 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,455 contributions
Arts Centre has proved its value
May 2021
When building began on the complex that became Arts Centre Melbourne, it was only a very big hole near the Yarra River that reached bedrock. Since it opened in 1984, Arts Centre Melbourne has become Australia's most expansive centre for the performing arts, with many events throughout the year, from live theatre to music. The various theatres have luxurious appointments. You can book tickets with the Arts Centre Melbourne box office.
Written 3 May 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia31,284 contributions
Arts Centre
Apr. 2021
Arts Centre Melbourne is a large complex for the arts in Melbourne. It is a leading arts centre in Australia and is worth visiting even for a few minutes. There are theatre, music, dance and other amazing performances that take place regularly.
Written 28 April 2021
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Sandy
Cranbourne, Australia25 contributions
Chicago
Feb. 2020
I had a lovely day out with my husband twice now at the Melbourne Arts theatre.
The event Chicago in the state theatre level: dress circle the seats were good and I can see well. This is without the huge expense of having to pay more for a better ticket.
We were able to park underneath of the art centre for a fee. There is a cafe inside you can buy food hot and cold prior to the event. Coffee was good too.
Written 1 March 2020
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Pam255112
New Plymouth, New Zealand141 contributions
Great entertainment complex
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Superb entertainment complex under the Spire on the Riverbank. Absolute centre stage seats for a performance of Chicago, easy stroll to the venue from CBD
Written 22 February 2020
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Jon S
14 contributions
Play
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Arts centre melbourne is a very nice venue to get away and to see the arts of the city. We saw a nice play there and had a nice time
Written 16 February 2020
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Amanda C
Brisbane, Australia156 contributions
Chicago The Musical
Feb. 2020
Love love love this musical I have been twice.
Just wanted to recomend this to anyone thinking about going.
Such a talented cast.
Such a beautiful theatre.
Written 15 February 2020
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lkamphuis
Gold Coast, Australia1,128 contributions
Saw Chicago here
Feb. 2020 • Family
What a delightful building - stylish and eye catching from the outside with a collection of places to watch and listen to performances !
I came here with my mum and sister to see CHICAGO And what a fabulous venue Our seats were comfortable and our view was fabulous !
Written 8 February 2020
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bcheong
Bangkok, Thailand25,622 contributions
Interesting architecture
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Externally eye-catching, looks like eiffel tower -lite. Currently showing chicago and many other shows. Nice location by the river and next to NGV
Written 26 January 2020
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Tracyann
Melbourne, Australia368 contributions
Chicago at the State Theatre
Jan. 2020 • Friends
We saw Chicago at the State Theatre this theatre was perfect for this musical, we were only 4 rows back and had amazing views of the performers and the stage. This musical is a must see at this theatre.
Written 25 January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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