Heaps. While most people think of Arts Centre Melbourne as a place that only comes alive at night, the truth is there’s always something going on. Our gallery spaces, with exhibitions as varied as the history of circus, art inspired by jazz, and the hit Kylie exhibition, are open every day until late.
For a unique insight into one of Melbourne's iconic buildings, take a Guided Tour. Front of House tours take you through the foyers and into the auditoriums (where available) and explain the history, design and function of the buildings, as well as explaining the significance of the artwork that fills the walls of our foyers. They run Monday to Saturday at 11am (including public holidays).
For a completely different look at the centre, the Sunday Backstage tour, which leaves at 12.15pm, takes you behind the scenes to see the very different world that the actors and crews inhabit. Check out a dressing room, step onto a stage or wander through the orchestra pit.
If you're turning up in a group, why not make it a private tour? Your personal guide will cater the tour to what you want to see, and you can make it any time you want. And don’t forget, there’s plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or a drink!
More information on guided tours
For students or kids, there's the Alfred Brash SoundHouse, a state-of-the-art facility that specialises in teaching the latest in music and video technology. SoundHouse Birthday Parties are a great way of doing something fun, intelligent and completely different for a group of kids, with the guest of honour taking home a CD of their very own original composition.
Add our cafés, bars and restaurants and it makes Arts Centre Melbourne much more than a 'building with theatres in it'.