100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004
1300 182 183
Monday to Friday: 6am until late
Saturday: 8.30am until late
Sunday: 10am until 5pm or after last performance
Victoria’s leading performing arts venue, showcasing leading national and international performances. Comprising several theatres, Hamer Hall, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, box office, cafes and restaurants, free exhibitions, on-site parking. Guided tours available as follows:
Each day Arts Centre Melbourne brings people together for remarkable experiences. Sitting beneath one of Melbourne’s great architectural highlights – the magnificent spire – Arts Centre Melbourne is Australia’s largest performing arts centre, sitting at the heart of the city’s vibrant Arts Precinct.
Arts Centre Melbourne is much bigger than even most Victorians realise, comprising three venues on both sides of St Kilda Road: The Theatres Building has the impressive State Theatre, Playhouse and intimate Fairfax Studio; Hamer Hall is a premier venue for musical performances, including Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; and Sidney Myer Music Bowl is popular for open-air concerts.
More than merely a place to see a show, this buzzing cultural precinct is a remarkable tourist attraction in its own right that can be explored and enjoyed in a variety of ways.
Visitors can peruse the works of renowned Australian artists such as Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan lining the walls of the building or take a guided tour (daily at 11am). Also on Sundays (10am to 4pm), local artisans showcase their unique handmade goods – perfect for one-of-a-kind gifts – at the Sunday Market on the Arts Centre Melbourne lawn.
There are plenty of great places to eat and drink. The Barre is perfect for a pre-show wine, meal or late-night drink. For a quick coffee and cake break try Cento and Café Vic. At Hamer Hall, Bombini Buzz is serving micro roasted Melbourne coffee and ice-cream during the day, morphing into a pre-show and late night bar alongside Fatto Bar & Cantina, Teatro and Saké also overlooking the Yarra River.
On site car parking is available 24 hours a day and public transport is convenient with tram stop 14 located on St Kilda Road and Flinders Street Station a short walk.