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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.


Watch this time-lapse of the removal of our magnificent State Theatre curtain. As a cherished Public Art Collection item, the curtain had to be relocated during recent maintenance works. The curtain is 11m x 11.2m, weighs over 750kg, and requires 14 people to move!



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 Samsara

Aakash Odedra and Hu Shenyuan

The vast histories, philosophies and cultures of China and India meet through dance. Presented as part of the 2020 Asia TOPA Festival.



Asia TOPA Connected The Seen and Unseen

The Seen and Unseen
Kamila Andini and Ida Ayu Wayan Arya Satyani

A mesmerising convergence of contemporary Indonesian dance and physical story-telling. Presented as part of the 2020 Asia TOPA Festival.



Asia TOPA Connected Dragon Ladies Dont Weep

Dragon Ladies Don't Weep
Featuring Margaret Leng Tan in a co-production by Chamber Made and CultureLink Singapore

A sonic portrait and evocative exploration of memory, time, control and loss. Presented as part of the 2020 Asia TOPA Festival.



Asia TOPA Connected Virtual Intimacy

Virtual Intimacy
Very Theatre and ActNow Theatre

Queer hookup culture goes under the microscope. Presented as part of the 2020 Asia TOPA Festival.



Dragon Ladies Don't Weep

Curator and Historian Dr Sadiah Boonstra and Drama Box Artistic Director Kok Heng Leun discuss the making of Dragon Ladies Don't Weep - a multi-sensory portrait of avant-garde pianist Margaret Leng Tan. Presented as part of the 2020 Asia TOPA Festival.



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.

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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.

Watch more Long Play videos


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.

Learn more about the Dig Deep program



The best part of dominoes is watching them all fall over! In 2016 thousands of breezeblocks were lined-up to create a giant city-wide game, ending at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Learn more about our community participation programs


LOL Squad Sketches

Check out this playlist of new comedy sketches created by the 2020 LOL Squad, a crew of wildly talented comedians aged 14-18. A mentoring program presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Watch the LOL Squad series


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.



Sound Bites Songwriting Series

Ever wondered what the process is for writing a song? In this series we sat down with Aussie musicians Kram (Spiderbait) and Olympia to find out. An Australian Music Vault and The Song Room production.

Watch the full series


Lord of the Flies

Take a look back at how this 2016 smash hit production was made. In this interview, Sir Matthew Bourne OBE discusses how the classic novel was brought to life by a cast of talented boys from across Victoria, many who had never danced before.


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.

Read more about Those Who Rock


Melbourne Indie Voices sing Holy Grail by Hunters and Collectors

Relive the Melbourne Indie Voices’ performance of the Australian Music Vault Choir Project arrangement of Holy Grail. The result was a hall filled with song, and a great song at that.

Learn about the Australian Music Vault's Choir Project


Boarding Pass to Asia TOPA

Discover flavours, ideas and places through the eyes and minds of leading chefs and artists in a celebration of culture and connection. This series was created for 2020 Asia TOPA Festival with Singapore Airlines.

Watch the Boarding Pass series


Play Me I'm Yours

Do you remember when pianos popped across the city overnight? This beautiful community event that took over Melbourne in 2014 and 2018 reminded us that music is indeed for everyone.


A Call to Dance by Amrita Hepi

What moves you? Hear from some of the awesome children who took part in these beautiful one-on-one dance workshops. They were asked to create their very own dance move inspired by their passions, personality and community.

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