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We hope you feel uplifted, inspired and connected while enjoying our digital highlights and a curated list of online offerings from our friends. Be sure to keep checking in, as videos will be updated regularly.



Performances & Talks

Live Broadcasts

Because the show must go on, we are bringing artists and musicians to you virtually.


Arts Centre Melbourne’s Big Night In with John Foreman

We’re bringing artists and musicians together virtually, for a spectacular new musical entertainment show! Tune in to 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

More info


Love Letters

Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

We’re thrilled to announce that Arts Centre Melbourne will present an exclusive Australian performance of the digital tour of this acclaimed UK theatre show.

Friday 19 June at 8pm (Melbourne)

More info


Archival Recordings

We are pleased to be able to share some archival recordings of performances we have previously presented in our theatres. These recordings vary in broadcast quality as they were filmed for documentation purposes, and are generally not available to the public.


Of Deities and Demons
Part of Meeting Points Series

In a rapturous celebration of ancient Sri Lankan culture, Baliphonics and Australian Art Orchestra bring age-old rituals to life through traditional dance, chanting and music.

More info

 

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.

More info

 


Artist Talks


Shaun Tan: Author Talk

Discover the creative process behind best-selling Australian children’s author and illustrator, Shaun Tan, creator of The Red Tree and The Lost Thing.

More info

 


The Kiln: The State of Deaf Arts

A panel featuring six Deaf independent artists curated and facilitated by Jodee Mundy. Hear directly from a diverse range of artists about their practices to understand what is urgent and important in the Deaf arts community today. More videos from The Kiln will be released soon.

More info

 




Behind the Scenes


LOL Squad sketches

A team of funny peeps aged 14-18, handpicked from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Class Clowns program. They’ve been hard at work creating hilarious new sketches, featuring everything from a ghost with low self-esteem to a disgruntled cow on a park bench.

Watch the full series



10 Years of Dig Deep

Celebrating young people through performing arts, this documentary is an uplifting look at Dig Deep, our dynamic and inclusive youth hip-hop and urban music program.

Duration: 30 minutes






From our Friends

While our resident companies and festivals can’t perform at our venue, they are bringing their inspired digital offerings to your home. And, because we don’t want you to miss out, we will also regularly share a selection of the intimate, inventive and entertaining works being made by independent artists.


The Australian Ballet Triple Bill

The Australian Ballet | Triple Bill Program: Warumuk - In Dark Night, DYAD 1929, The Narrative of Nothing

A celebration of dance in its purest form, our contemporary triple bill features works by superstar choreographers Graeme Murphy, Wayne McGregor and Stephen Page, director of Bangarra Dance Theatre. Available to stream until until 28 May.

Watch at australianballet.com.au

 

Lano and Woodley

Lano & Woodley, Singing Some Songs

Australia’s favourite comedy double act have put their heads together (1.5 metres apart, obviously) to cheer us all up. They are performing two live zoom shows on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 May at 7.30pm.

Book tickets here

 



Kerri and Dolly’s house party

Dolly Diamond dazzled at Hamer Hall this Midsumma Festival. Now tune in as Dolly and Kerrie Stanley bring the LGBTIQA+ and allied communities to you with a new variety program.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm on JoyFM TV

 


The State of Music

An online series of free weekly gigs with your favourite local musos. Featuring exclusive interviews alongside live performances, join a host of household names and the hottest emerging talent from the front row comfort of home.

Streaming on the Victoria Together YouTube

 



Step back in time with Dame Joan Sutherland

Opera Australia | Step back in time with Dame Joan Sutherland

Watch archival footage of some of the remarkable performances behind three incredible costumes worn by Dame Joan Sutherland over her 40-year career. These costumes belong to the Australian Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Read more and watch under Stories

 

Ali McGregor's Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night - Episode 2

The second online edition of this cult show celebrates some of the most iconic artists based in NYC, who have all performed here in Australia.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

 



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