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Wominjeka to Arts Centre Melbourne.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the place now called Victoria, and all First Peoples living and working on this land. We celebrate the history and contemporary creativity of the world's oldest living culture and pay respect to Elders – past, present and future.

While our curtains are drawn, the show will go on with free digital experiences. We’ll be sharing full length performances, artist interviews, family activities, podcasts, curated playlists and more.

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

Let us come to you, until we meet again under the Spire.



Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

During lockdown, Melbourne Digital Concert Hall connected artists and communities all over Australia. Arts Centre Melbourne have now partnered with this project to bring our audiences a very special, uplifting program of classical music. Live streaming concerts from the iconic Hamer Hall over two evenings.

Livestreams 25 & 26 November

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A Simple Space

Following a sold out season in 2018, this critically-acclaimed production by Gravity & Other Myths returns for an encore performance on our digital stage. Featuring non-stop feats of exhilarating acrobatic ability, this is stripped back circus at its very best.

“A total triumph.” – The Guardian

Available until Tuesday 22 December, 10am (AEDT)

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Melbourne Fringe live at Hamer Hall

Melbourne Fringe Live at Hamer Hall
featuring Selina Jenkins, Jude Perl and RECKONING
Livestreams 26 – 29 November

Iconic Fringe artists on an iconic Melbourne stage. Join us for a special series of works filmed in Hamer Hall, streamed direct to your living room.

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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 the stories behind some of Australia’s great music moments and artists.

Hugh Colman designs for the Snugglepot and Cuddlepie ballet


'Snugglepot and Cuddlepie': From Page to Stage

For The Australian Ballet’s 1988 production of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie we reveal how designer Hugh Colman brought some of Australia’s most cherished book characters to the stage.


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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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Our Australian Music Vault curators have put together some great Australian playlists for your listening pleasure.

AMV's Listening To...

We love Australian music - past, present and future! Follow this playlist to hear what the AMV team are listening to and check in regularly to see what's currently got us hooked... we've got new songs from Kylie Minogue, Midnight Oil, Washington, Daryl Braithwaite and many many more!

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Grand: Costumes from the Dame Joan Sutherland Collection

Grand: Costumes from the Dame Joan Sutherland Collection

Grand is a dynamic and interactive online exhibition from the Australian Performing Arts Collection – using 3D models and macro photography to create rich digital content. Explore Dame Joan Sutherland's iconic costume details in close-up, unearth historical facts and view rare footage from past 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 more.

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More for Families

Seen & Heard: Youth Hub

Seen and Heard Youth Hub


As we navigate through these difficult times, it will be young voices and their new narratives that shape our future. That’s why they are front and centre in Seen & Heard, our new hub of digital content made by, with and for young people aged 13-25.

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