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Arts Centre Melbourne

100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9281 8000
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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, 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hamer hall” (48 reviews)
“state theatre” (36 reviews)
“dream lover” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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"hamer hall"
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"state theatre"
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"dream lover"
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"symphony orchestra"
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"australian ballet"
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"bobby darin"
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"pre show"
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"opera house"
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"great acoustics"
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"swan lake"
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"comfortable seats"
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"free exhibition"
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"st kilda road"
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"on display"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came here while in Melbourne and actually really enjoyed the Playhouse. Lano and Woodley were great and the venue was really quite nice. Stewards were friendly and helpful and overall it was a fantastic night. Would recommend coming here for sure!

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to provide your lovely feedback, we hope to welcome you again at one of our theatres soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A show of the 2018 Melbourne Comedy Festival not to be missed. They were fantastic it was hilarious, a wonderful night of comedy in one of my favourite venues in Melbourne.

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vicki, thank you for taking the time to provide your lovely feedback, we're glad you enjoyed Lano & Woodley! We hope to welcome you again soon for more adventures under the Spire.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my mum to see Calamity Jane. The venue is awesome. The theatre we were in was lovely and intimate which was so fantastic. The production itself was incredibly fun and enjoyable. The parking was easy and accessible. Thank you for another wonderful...More

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi BekBishop, thank you for your wonderful feedback, we're so glad you and your mum had a great night out! We look forward to welcoming you again at our theatres soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting art gallery, with plenty to debate on what constitutes art - hence the score. I was tempted to submit a heap of compost and let the arty fraternity discuss its validity as art as it decayed and changed its form. Not my type...More

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi TrevorCrichton, thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback, we've passed it on to our neighbour the National Gallery of Victoria :) We look forward to welcoming you under the Spire soon.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Along with the theatres, the ARIA Hall of fame/Australian Music Vault has a home here with very interesting displays and videos. The videos are well worth watching in their entirety. I spent a couple of hours here reminiscing about many of the artists I've seen...More

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Boyd J, thank you for your lovely feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Australian Music Vault. If you don't already, we recommend following the Vault on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with new exhibition features and exciting news!...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I've been going to concerts for 40 years and this is one of the few times i felt like walking out and demanding a refund. DO NOT under any circumstances buy a stalls ticket any further back than row K or you've just paid to...More

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're very sorry to hear you had a negative experience in one of our theatres. Our Customer Centre is here to help - our team is always available to assist when making decisions about...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Saw a show in the Fairfax theatre. Nice more intimate style, friendly staff. Great acoustics. Been in the complex a few times, a credit to Melbourne.

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi BettyM16, thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review! We hope to welcome you under the Spire for more adventures soon.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

My husband and I visited the Australian Music Vault while staying at Crown. If you grew up in the 60's, 70's and 80's you will love this exhibition which is free inside the Arts Centre. From Daryl Braithwaite, AC/DC, Billy Thorpe, Jimmy Barnes and many...More

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sue thank you for your lovely feedback, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Australian Music Vault. If you don't already, we recommend following the Vault on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with new exhibition features and exciting news! We...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Arts Centre Melbourne ... I thoroughly enjoyed my experience , and "Dreamlover " was fantastic.. From arrival to departure was a pleasant experience. Lots of helpful and courteous staff to guide you in the right direction......More

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi helenandneville, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit at Arts Centre Melbourne! We look forward to welcoming you under the Spire again soon.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you love iconic singers Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Maria Callas and Julie Andrews, you will love Bernadette Robinson's show where she belts out some of their songs. A 90 minute show, without an interval, is pure enjoyment of...More

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Arts Centre Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your lovely feedback - we hope to welcome you at our theatres again soon!

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kaz1melb
14 December 2017|
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Response from martinc2103 | Reviewed this property |
No you should be fine. The Arts Centre offers some of the best views in Melbourne
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Bernice S
17 August 2017|
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Response from KimberleyMelbourne | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm fairly short so always sit in the dress circle as the floor is not sloped enough for me. It's a beautiful theatre & most seats are great. Enjoy.
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Fransiska L
28 April 2017|
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Response from June B | Reviewed this property |
Unsure as we walked from hotel I would suggest take tram or train in
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