Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne
Inside The Australian Music Vault, Arts Centre Melbourne

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 tourist attraction in its own right that can be explored and enjoyed in a variety of ways.    

On Sundays (10am to 4pm), local artisans showcase their unique handmade goods – perfect for one-of-a-kind gifts – at the Sunday Market on St Kilda Road. Explore the stories of contemporary Australian music at the Australian Music Vault free exhibition open daily.With immersive digital experiences, rare archival footage and iconic objects and clothing on display from artists like Kylie Minogue, AC/DC, Baker Boy, and Archie Roach.

There are plenty of great places to eat and drink, with The Barre perfect for a pre-show wine, meal or late-night drink, or for a quick coffee and cake break try Protagonist on the forecourt. 

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.

100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3004

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1300 182 183

Theatres Building

Monday to Friday: 7.30am until late
Saturday: 8.30am until 8.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am until 5pm or after last performance

Hamer Hall

Monday to Sunday: 10am until 6pm

Hours of opening may alter on Public Holidays and subject to performances.

FREE entry to buildings and the Australian Music Vault

Ticket prices apply for performances.