At Arts Centre Melbourne, we believe in the importance and power of the arts in education. We offer a broad program of live performances, workshops, tours and online resources for primary schools as well as programs for teachers.
The students who have attended previous performances have been full of wonder at the venue, the performance, the trip to the city and the diverse types of people they saw and met. This has transferred to the parents asking us for more information and making an effort to experience more things with their children.
Challenge, inspire and delight your students with an arts learning experience at Arts Centre Melbourne. From favourite books brought to life on stage, hair-raising circus acts and beautiful ballet, to composing your own original music or creating a comedy routine in hands-on workshops, there's something for everyone at Arts Centre Melbourne.
At Arts Centre Melbourne, schools have the opportunity to see a diverse range of world-class theatre in fully produced form. Many of our performances are followed by live Q&A sessions, in which students get the chance to speak directly with performers, directors, choreographers and producers.
The Channel is Arts Centre Melbourne’s world-class learning and participation venue, offering a range of creative workshops. With an expert and dedicated team of educators, The Channel provides quality cross-curricular workshops in areas including music composition, sound design, film editing, digital storytelling, scriptwriting and the science of sound.
Our outreach programs bring the teaching artist to your classroom. These programs are always connected to one of our performances and provide valuable pre-show engagement into the creative process.
Students can experience a behind-the-scenes look at Arts Centre Melbourne. Learn more about the history and cultural significance of our iconic buildings, the exhibitions and artworks in our spaces and what it means to work inside Australia’s largest performing arts centre.
All our performances are accompanied with curriculum and thematic links for teachers. Teachers’ resources offer further practical and creative activities to complement and enhance learning across the curriculum.
We are proud to support Victorian teaching associations including Drama Victoria and AMUSE. We offer professional development programs, like The Creative Curriculum, that build confidence and capacity in using the arts in the classroom.
Arts Centre Melbourne is located at 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004 between the National Gallery of Victoria and the Yarra River. It's only minutes away from Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and the CBD.
See our Getting Here page for information on public transport options.
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.
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 the Arts Centre Melbourne Car park.
We don't want you to miss any of your performance or workshop, and we're sure you don't either, so we strongly encourage schools to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
However, if you are running late please do get in touch.
If you are running late for a performance, please call the Concierge desk on (03) 9281 8298. On your arrival you will be admitted to the auditorium at a suitable break in the performance.
If you are running late for a workshop, please call The Channel on (03) 9281 8194.
Guided Tours. Our guides will take students through the foyers and into the auditoriums (where available) and reveal the history, design and function of the buildings, as well as explaining the significance of the artwork that fills the walls of our foyers. Find our more information about our Guided Tours.
Gallery Spaces. Free performing arts exhibitions are offered throughout the year in our main Gallery Space 1.
Explore the area! Arts Centre Melbourne sits within the heart of Melbourne’s Cultural Precinct, with sites such as National Gallery of Victoria, ACMI, the State Library of Victoria and Melbourne Museum either a walk or tram ride away.
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC 3004
PO Box 7585, St Kilda Rd VIC 3004
Phone: (03) 9281 8582 or (03) 9281 8394
Fax: (03) 9281 8627