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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.



Arts Centre Melbourne’s Big Night In with John Foreman

We’re bringing Aussie artists and musicians together, virtually, for a spectacular new musical entertainment show! Tune in to see your host John Foreman catch up with some remarkable guests and a fabulous Aussie Pops Orchestra.

Episodes one-four available to stream now
Episode five airs on Wednesday 27 May 7pm

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The Australian Music Vault Long Play Series interviews delve into the stories behind some of our favourite artists and what inspires some of Australia’s music industry heavyweights.

Tina Arena AM

Tina Arena AM is one of Australia’s highest selling recording artists having sold over 10 million albums worldwide.


Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins is a singer-songwriter best known for her emotionally raw, poetic lyrics delivered with a laconic Australian inflection.


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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.

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

Dame Nellie Melba

Nellie Melba: Home Sweet Home

Dame Nellie Melba was Australia’s first international star. Melba’s professional life and glittering social circle brought her into contact with royalty, high society and the artistic elite. Yet despite this world of fame and glamour, a genuine love of Australia remained at her core.


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

Two Way Traffic

From homegrown talent to recent Aussie arrivals and globetrotting expats, our music journey knows no bounds. Listen to Split Enz, Sia, Tkay Maidza, Savage Garden, The Easybeats and more.

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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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For Families

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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Carnival of the Animals by Circa

These zebras juggle and flip, these kangaroos skip and somersault!

Circa's world-famous acrobats thrilled families back in 2015 when this circus adventure took over the Playhouse theatre. Now you can experience the performance again for free online.

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Support performing arts

Performing arts workers are experiencing the impact of cancellations due to COVID-19. We encourage you to donate to these three tax-deductible charities: Arts Wellbeing Collective, Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust and Support Act.

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