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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.

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

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Vic NAIDOC Week

Wominjeka! While NAIDOC Week has been postponed due to Covid-19, we are honoured to be marking the original week of 5-12 July with a digital program. Watch full performances from our archives, as well as a series of talks, stories and music from First Nations artists.

 

Vic NAIDOC 2020 Concert

Vic NAIDOC 2020 Concert
Always Was, Always Will be

Streaming Saturday 11 July, 6.30pm. One night only. Featuring Uncle Archie Roach, Uncle Kutcha Edwards, Troy Cassar-Daley, Alice Skye, Lady Lash, Mau Power + more.

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Jack Charles V The Crown

Jack Charles V The Crown
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

An extraordinary tale from ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, told by one of Australia’s living treasures, Uncle Jack Charles. Based on his life and spoken in his own words.

Streaming from Friday 10 July, 7pm

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A Not So Traditional Story

A Not So Traditional Story
By Nathan Maynard. Produced by Terrapin Puppet Theatre.

Join us on an epic quest of adventure, laughs and Tasmanian Aboriginal culture by award-winning playwright Nathan Maynard. An important story of friendship, bravery and identity for children.

Streaming from Monday 6 July, 12pm

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Videos


Big Night In with John Foreman

The spectacular musical entertainment show features an all-star lineup of entertainers bringing you chit-chat, songs and laughs. From lounge rooms all over, to the Hamer Hall stage - relive the best moments from across the season.

Full digital season available to stream now

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Dear Australia

50 playwrights have written fearless and inspiring postcards to Dear Australia, performed by 50 different actors. Explore the diverse voices of our nation through a three-part series of microplays.

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Podcasts

A Mile In My Shoes

Experience the world from a stranger’s perspective, without even leaving the house!

Housed inside a giant shoebox, this free storytelling exhibition invited audiences to take a walk in someone else’s shoes (quite literally). In a time where empathy is more important than ever, we’re thrilled to share these incredible stories with you.

Listen to the A Mile In My Shoes collection



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Playlists

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

Vic NAIDOC Week Playlist

Celebrate Vic NAIDOC Week with a playlist of diverse First Nations voices from the place now called Victoria.



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Families


Mountain Goat Mountain

Mountain Goat Mountain
An at home theatre experience for families to do together

Step into an imaginary world of hidden tunnels, lava pits and underwater caves without ever leaving your home! In this interactive journey, families will be guided with audio through a series of playful activities before being carried along through an immersive soundscape.


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Stories

Sink your teeth into the stories behind some of Australia’s great music moments and artists.

40 years of circus: an interview with costume designer Laurel Frank

40 years of circus: an interview with costume designer Laurel Frank

Laurel Frank has been designing and making costumes for Circus Oz since it was founded in 1978. While her costumes are often bold, fun and cheeky, they have to stand up to serious punishment when performers leap, slide, climb and tumble.

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Highlights from the Collection

 

Chrissy Amphlett

Chrissy Amphlett

“When I put the school uniform on, it once-removed me because I had a character, also the school uniform was very submissive. So then I had to juxtaposition myself against that, and I became assertive.” – Chrissy Amphlett

In 2006, Chrissy Amphlett donated a tunic she wore as the lead singer of Divinyls to the Australian Performing Arts Collection.

Image credit: Chrissy Amphlett performing with Divinyls at Australian Made, 1987. Photograph by Bob King



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Opening Stages

Rediscover your Arts Centre Melbourne.

A mechanical ballet. A lounge in a theatre. A pop-up performance in a window. A chess board that comes to life. The stage has been reimagined and favourite places are set for new experiences. Each has been created with the health and safety of our community at its centre.


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