In-spire-ing Arts Centre Melbourne
The Cultural Hub
For more than 30 years, Arts Centre Melbourne has been a hub for story-telling through world-class theatre, dance, music, art and circus, and thrilling audiences with a diverse program of local and international productions and exhibitions.
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 openair 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.
More Than Meets the Eye
Opening 19 December, the Australian Music Vault will feature a free exhibition showcasing Australian contemporary music. Also on Sundays (10am - 4pm), local artisans showcase their unique handmade goods at the Sunday Market on the Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn.
Wining and Dining
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. Fatto Bar & Cantina, Teatro and Saké all overlook the Yarra River.