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Arts Centre Melbourne

About

Arts Centre Melbourne is proud to deliver a diverse range of performances and engagement programs in 2017 that will inspire students and teachers alike.

As one of the country's largest performing arts centres we work hard to ensure the leading Australian and international companies that share our stages are well represented in our schools program. Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Victorian Opera, Circus Oz and The Australian Ballet School all feature in our program this year as well as work from the United States and the UK.

Arts Centre Melbourne is committed to providing accessible and affordable programs that are responsive to the needs of Victorian schools. We look forward to welcoming and working with to develop the next generation of creative thinkers.

Subsidies for schools are available through the First Call Fund. Generously supported by Victorian arts lovers, the Fund provides financial assistance to primary and secondary schools facing barriers of access to live performances and related programs. Visit the website to see the selection criteria and to apply, at artscentremelbourne.com.au/firstcallfund

The venue

Sitting beneath one of our city's great symbols - our magnificent spire - Arts Centre Melbourne is both a defining Melbourne landmark and Australia's largest and busiest performing arts centre. Last year we staged more than 4,000 performances and events to more than 2.7 million people.

Access

Getting here:
  • Train – A short stroll from Flinders Street Station
  • Tram – Take any tram along St Kilda Road and get off at Arts Centre Melbourne, Stop 14
  • Bus or car – See ‘Parking’, below

Arts Centre Melbourne is well equipped to receive visitors with special needs
  • All of our theatres are wheelchair accessible and has a number of dedicated wheelchair seating options. We have numerous accessible bathrooms throughout the building
  • We have services for the vision/hearing impaired including hearing loops and Auslan-interpreted and visually-described performances. If someone in your group has special needs please let our Education team know prior to your visit.

Parking

  • Bus – Drop off points for chartered buses are located in the (city-bound) service lane of St Kilda Road outside the NGV and Hamer Hall, but there is no parking permitted at these locations. Two hour bus parking is available opposite Arts Centre Melbourne along St Kilda Road and is regulated by the Melbourne City Council. For more details please visit melbourne.vic.gov.au or call (03) 9658 9658
  • Car – Parking for standard sized vehicles is available in Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park via the corner of Sturt and Kavanagh Streets, Southbank. Learn more about car park rates here. N.B. as the car park clearance is 1.9 metres it is only suitable for standard sized vehicles.

Food/Drink

  • School lunches may be eaten on the lawn area between the Theatres Building and Hamer Hall or in the Queen Victoria Gardens opposite Arts Centre Melbourne. In case of rain students may eat lunches in the theatre foyers (subject to performance schedules)
  • Please note that food and drinks are not permitted in the auditorium.

Other attractions

There are many attractions within walking distance
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Southbank
  • Botanical Gardens
  • The Aquarium

Bookings
See all our events here on Shows For Schools or visit our website at
https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/discover/for-schools

Location

100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3000

Productions

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