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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.


The Teskey Brothers with Orchestra Victoria

Vault Sessions feat. The Teskey Brothers and Orchestra Victoria

Join us for a very special digital concert from the iconic Hamer Hall stage, streaming to you from the best seat in the house - your couch. The Teskey Brothers bring their raw, soulful energy to this acclaimed performance, accompanied by Orchestra Victoria.

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Aussie Pops Orchestra's NYE concert for 2020 

John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra NYE Gala
Streaming until 29 January

Celebrate the start of 2021 through the spirit of song! The full concert is streaming on demand for a limited time only, so tune in for some spectacular family entertainment by an impressive cast of performers, musicians and special guests.

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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.


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

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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In Case You Missed It

Arts Wellbeing Collective - Sound Mind video series

The Arts Wellbeing Collective | SOUND MIND

A 6-part video series of music and conversation exploring mental health and the performing arts. Hosts include Gorgi Coghlan, Tom Gleisner and Rob Mills, with a broad range of guests from the stage and screen.

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Ali McGregor

Choose Your Own Variety with Ali McGregor: Episode Highlights

Catch up on a playlist of some of our favourite moments from past episodes. Featuring artists such as Sammy J, Thando, Cal Wilson, Zoë Coombs Marr, Gillian Cosgriff, Michelle Brasier and more.

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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.

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The Kiln 2019

The Kiln 2019

A series of vibrant panels recorded for The Kiln program, exploring topics of access, inclusion and representation in our independent arts community.

  

Explore The Kiln 2019

 




Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes at Arts Centre Melbourne. Watch this curated selection of interviews, short documentaries, sketches and series from some of our favourite past projects - both on and off the stage.


Emma Matthews in Rinaldo, Opera Australia 

Defining Moments: Emma Matthews

Curator Margot Anderson spoke with award winning soprano, Emma Matthews about her costumes in the Australian Performing Arts Collection and the experience of wearing them in significant productions with Opera Australia.

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WARRIOR

Ziggy Ramo blew us away with his powerful performance in his recent Vault Sessions digital concert, filmed on the iconic Hamer Hall stage. Take a look at this short documentary about the hip hop artists latest album, Black Thoughts. Directed by Mel Branson, this film featuring some incredible behind the scenes footage of the concert.

 


Asia TOPA Connected

Asia TOPA Connected

Discover more about the artists and their creative processes in this series of mini documentaries. Featuring Asia TOPA 2020 highlights - Samsara, The Seen and Unseen, Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep and Virtual Intimacy.

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Long Play Series

The Australian Music Vault asked some of the country’s most influential trailblazers and unsung heroes to open up about their lives in music as part of our Long Play Series. Featuring Tina Arena AM, Archie Roach, Michael Gudinski AM and Judith Durham AO.

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Those Who Rock

Go backstage of this epic community rock concert, where hundreds of everyday Melbournian's got the chance to live the dream of playing live on the Hamer Hall stage with a line-up of Aussie music legends.

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Anthem

Hear from the five creatives, Andrew Bovell, Melissa Reeves, Irine Vela, Christos Tsiolkas and Patricia Cornelius, behind our provocative theatre commission Anthem. Presented as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2019.

Duration: 4 minutes

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More behind the scenes




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.


ACO Homecast

ACO | HomeCasts

An immersive Digital Season by Australian Chamber Orchestra featuring new recordings, live streamed performances, access to archival and never-released footage, specially curated playlists, in-depth interviews and more.

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MSO Livestream

Best of MSO Live Online Vol. 1

Join the MSO as they livestream the best performances from their 2020 digital season across two volumes on Thursday 13 August and Thursday 27 August at 7:30pm. The first stream will feature stunning Australian works plus Copland's Appalachian Spring.

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The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet

Feast your eyes on all things Ballet from their digital season to behind the scenes content, master classes, tours and interviews with artists and staff.

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Melbourne Theatre Company: Backstage Banter

MTC Now | Backstage Banter

Join actors Fiona Choi, Nadine Garner, Louise Siversen, Michael Wahr and Izabella Yena as they discuss their career highlights, memorable auditions and theatrical superstitions.

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Virtual Victorian Opera

Virtual Victorian Opera

Victorian Opera continue to reimagine the potential of opera for everyone during COVID-19 isolation. Tune in for new and archival content weekly to nourish your soul.

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OA TV

OA | TV: Opera Australia on Demand

Experience some of Opera Australia’s grandest productions from the comfort of your own home for free.

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