Guided Tours and Exhibitions

Arts Centre Melbourne

Discover the stories, history and secrets of the labyrinth beneath the famous Arts Centre Melbourne spire.

Did you know Arts Centre Melbourne is built upside down? And that it goes five levels BELOW GROUND!?

If not, it’s time to find out this and more! Our guided tours of Arts Centre Melbourne invite students to uncover the fascinating history of Australia’s largest performing arts centre and the surrounding 130 year-old entertainment precinct.

Students will take a look inside Australia’s largest performing arts centre and the home of world-class music, dance, theatre and opera companies, view our vast underground theatres and learn what it means to work inside Australia’s largest performing arts centre.

Discover highlights from the world-renowned Australian Performing Arts Collection, and learn about the significant Australian artworks found throughout the foyers. You’ll also find out about Arts Centre Melbourne’s current gallery exhibition – the Australian Music Vault.

Performance/Workshop Plus
Make your excursion to Arts Centre Melbourne a complete experience! Book either a performance or workshop in our Schools Program and add a tour for only $9 per student.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

Shows for Schools not only gathers all the great available shows, it also makes booking easier!

Please Note:
TICKET PRICES: If the cost of attending an education program at Arts Centre Melbourne is a significant barrier for your students, then you might be eligible for support through Arts Centre Melbourne’s subsidy program, the First Call Fund.

OCCASIONAL RESTRICTED ACCESS: We are a live performing arts venue, meaning that some venues may not be available due to operational requirements. We apologise if the venue you were hoping to see is not available on your tour - but why not see a show instead?

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Music, The Arts - Visual Arts, History



Exhibition, Music Theatre, Physical Theatre, Visual Arts


1 hour


Tour only - $12.00 per student. Performance/ workshop plus Tour - $9.00 per student. Minimum charge of 15 students.


Arts Centre Melbourne (MELBOURNE, VIC)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


On demand (subject to availability)

PRESS the green button to directly contact the booking team!

Enquiry/Booking Request