Arts for All Appeal

Frequently Asked Questions

As a not-for-profit arts organisation that receives 25% of its operational funding from the Victorian Government, we rely on the generous support of the public via a number of different programs.

We're lucky to receive financial support in numerous shapes and forms, so if you'd like to join the generous group of individuals, families, companies and organisations who dig deep to assist Arts Centre Melbourne deliver its events and programs, head to our Join & Support page for more information.

Yes. Arts Centre Melbourne is a registered charity and all donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.
No. Not a single cent. When you give, 100% of your entire donation goes directly to our philanthropic pillars. The one exception to this is if you choose to donate to the Capital Campaign for our refurbishment project (Reimagining) as part of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation.
Arts Centre Melbourne has a great membership program, with members receiving 25% off Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park rates, a personalised booking line, discounts at many of our food and beverage outlets, and a range of discounts, special offers and invitations to a calendar of events and functions. Members also have access to their own Members Lounge and Dining Room for pre-theatre dining or light refreshments. More information is available on our Membership page.
While Arts Centre Melbourne is a publicly owned asset, in an ordinary year, only 25% of our revenue comes from government – which is the smallest percentage of any of Victoria’s public cultural institutions. Philanthropic support allows us to deliver free and low cost programs for the benefit of the whole Victorian community.
Our performances have a range of ticket prices, and we particularly strive to keep our Families shows affordable. Many major shows at Arts Centre Melbourne are put on by touring companies who hire the theatres as a venue. When that happens, we don’t have any control over the ticket prices. Our First Call Fund, which is entirely funded by donations, provides free tickets to schools and community groups from disadvantaged communities.
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