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The National Theatre Melbourne


In 2017, The National Theatre Melbourne will continue to operate the venue for the benefit of its schools & the wider community as a venue-for-hire as well as execute strategic programming initiatives featuring high quality national and international work for young people, innovative music theatre projects, films, festivals, companies in residence programs and mentorships in order to firmly embed itself in the artistic community as an 'artists venue'.

The venue

The National Theatre Melbourne first opened 1921 as a cinema of 3000 seats. It wasn’t until 1974 that the venue was converted into the live performance space it is today.

Whilst also being home to the National Theatre Ballet & Drama Schools, the theatre aims to provide a first class performance program of both hires and programs that build engagement, venue usage, revenues and audiences.


Wheelchair accessible, however please allow extra time for this. Notify the venue if you have access requirements.

Teachers should allow half an hour before the advertised starting time of a show for entry.


There is a bus stop/zone on Barkly St, a tram stop directly outside the venue and parking available at Acland Court Carpark.


Many restauarants, cafes and supermarkets within walking distance.

Other attractions

Located in the heart of St Kilda, a stone's throw from the CBD, nearby attractions include Luna Park, Blessington Gardens, Gasworks Arts Park, Theatreworks, The Alex Theatre St Kilda, Acland Street Precinct and more.


20 Carlisle St
St Kilda VIC 3182

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