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Wominjeka to Arts Centre Melbourne.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we stand, the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

Discover a program of free digital experiences. Stream full-length performances, watch artist interviews or go behind the scenes. Listen to podcasts and curated playlists, read stories from under the spire, explore online exhibitions or dive into family-friendly activities.

Keep checking in as new programming will be regularly released for your enjoyment, or subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date.


Four screenshots, all depicting performers getting ready back stage. 

Unstaged: A mini docu-series

A four-part behind the scenes mini docu-series that follows artists through the wings and onto the stage at our iconic venues. Hear the artists’ thoughts and see the rituals behind some of our most memorable performances.


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The Channel: Home Studio

Get creative in your very own digital home studio with this series of fun and interactive digital workshops taught by leading artists and musicians. Discover how to create beats, perform magic tricks, make your own puppets, write lyrics and so much more.

  All The Channel: Home Studio videos are closed captioned.

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Asia TOPA Connected

Some of the boldest moments of the 2020 festival are now at your fingertips.

If you missed them, this is your chance to celebrate the creative imagination of artists and cultures across the Asia-Pacific region.


Asia TOPA Connected The Planet A Lament

The Planet – A Lament
By Garin Nugroho

Presented as part of Asia TOPA 2020, relive wild dance and striking film, set to an evocative song cycle from a 14-voice choir.

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Asia TOPA Connected Metal

By Lucy Guerin Inc and Ensemble Tikoro

Dancers and metal-heads share the stage in this meeting of cultures and art forms, originally presented as part of Asia TOPA 2020.

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Sink your teeth into stories of some of Australia’s great performing arts moments, interviews, behind-the-scenes articles and more.


A room in Heide Museum of Modern Art, painted deep green, that has multiple panels of 'Paradise Garden' installed across three walls. There is a table in the middle of the room, propped on two trestles, that has a green top and several artist books displayed under glass. 


Paradise Lost, Paradise Found

Take a journey through Sidney Nolan’s Paradise Garden, from concept to its placement today.

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Candy Bowers

Multi-Hypho | Getting comfy on the intersection with Candy B

Hosted by the multi-racial, multi-sexual and multitalented Candy Bowers, Multi-Hypho is an up close and personal podcast featuring creative folks who live, work and play on the intersection. In this series, Candy jumps into bed with authors, actors, designers, musicians, comedians, screenwriters, scientists, crafters and more in order to uncover hot takes on straddling multiple identities in the modern world.


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Listen to a variety of playlists curated for your listening pleasure.

First Nations Playlist – SovReign Sounds curated by Allara

An epic playlist of 85 tracks from over 80 First Nations artists from across Australia telling First Nations stories old and new, through heartbreak, healing, survival, resilience and growth.

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The costume crown worn by John Bell in the title role of ‘King Lear’, made in the Russian style, and covered in red velvet, jewels and pearls. 

Bell Shakespeare In Focus

As Arts Centre Melbourne prepares to welcome Bell Shakespeare back into our theatres in 2022, we revisit some of the company’s striking costumes from the Australian Performing Arts Collection.

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Seen & Heard: Youth Hub

Seen and Heard Youth Hub


It's young voices and their new narratives that shape our future. That’s why they are front and centre in Seen & Heard, our hub of digital content made by, with and for young people aged 13 – 25.

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