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.
For nearly 30 years, we have played a leading role in showcasing
the best local and international performing arts. We are host and
partner to the national and state music, opera, theatre and dance
companies, together with local companies, festivals and a multitude
of commercial partners.
We have a growing program dedicated to Asian theatre, we undertake
collaborations with major companies and creative development
projects with independent artists and smaller companies, and we
create programming that reflects Victoria's cultural
Our annual programs for youth
and families connect Arts Centre
Melbourne with more than 150,000 children, youth and their
families, including more than 55,000 students at our education programs.
Arts Collection is Australia's largest and most important
collection of its kind and it comprises more than 510,000 items.
Our exhibitions tour across Australia and around the world,
underscoring the importance and appeal of this incredible national
From our Theatres Building boasting the intimate Fairfax
Studio to the impressive Playhouse and
Theatre, to our transformed riverside Hamer Hall,
to our fabulous outdoor Sidney Myer Music
Bowl, together with the exciting mix of
dining offers, tours
Market, there's something for everyone to enjoy every day of
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