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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

Join us by tuning in to the spectacular new musical entertainment show online each week! An all-star lineup of entertainers bring chit-chat, songs, laughs and a grand finale music act with the Aussie Pops Orchestra.

New episodes air weekly, Wednesdays at 7pm
Previous episodes 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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Keeping The Curtain Up

Hosted by Shane Jacobsen enjoy an evening dedicated to musical theatre, taking a look at some of the best moments from musicals produced in Australia in the last decade or so.

Streaming Saturday 18 July, 7pm

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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.


Jack Charles V The Crown

Jack Charles Vs The Crown
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Streaming from Friday 10 July, 7pm

Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend: veteran actor, musician, Koori elder and activist, but for a good portion of his 74 years he was also an addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons. Originally performed in the Fairfax Studio in 2010 and 2016.

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A Not So Traditional Story

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

Streaming from Monday 6 July

Join us on an epic quest full of adventure, laughs and Tasmanian Aboriginal culture! This beautiful and funny production tells an important story of friendship and identity for children aged 5+. Originally performed in the Fairfax Studio in 2019.

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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.

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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 favourite our past projects - both on and off the stage.


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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2019 Supersense Festival

Supersense 2019 on The Mix

Join Lisa Skerret from The Mix at 2019’s Supersense Festival, exploring the labyrinth’s of Arts Centre Melbourne’s backstage area.

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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.


The Australian Ballet Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake

The Australian Ballet | Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake

The Australian Ballet’s signature work, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, is a modern classic, based on a royal love triangle and charged with sensuality and romance.

Available 5pm Thursday 25 June – Thursday 9 July.

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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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Yummy Deluxe

YUMMY DELUXE

After touring the globe and performing at Hamer Hall in 2019, YUMMY are streaming their award-winning cabaret show online for the first time! Join the ever fabulous ensemble as they take you on the most delicious and unpredictable ride of your life. Available from 1 – 7 July only.

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MSO Kids Marathon

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra | Kids Marathon

Take a musical adventure across the globe with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra! The MSO Kids Marathon is a celebration of music making, conducting and creativity.

Streaming Saturday 11 July, 10am – 1pm

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Kerrie and Dolly’s House Party

Check out freshly launched JOY TV! Their new entertainment variety show is hosted by Kerrie Stanley and Dolly Diamond, livestreaming every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm.

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Africa on Air

Radio presenter Stani Goma offers a unique perspective on the changing face of African music and culture in Melbourne today. The short documentary, directed by Tom Lowe, is part of the 2020 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Online.

Streaming (for a small fee) from 30 June here

 



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