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Arts Centre Melbourne is a place where children can ignite their imagination and be filled with a sense of fun and wonder, a place filled with great art to inspire!

This winter and spring we have an amazing program for children of all ages to enjoy. It includes performances from all over the world, free events, small-scale immersive experiences and more.

Beloved books come to life on stage with Horrible Harriet and The Gruffalo, while the Listies bring their seriously silly comedy to the Fairfax Studio in Ickypedia.

There is always something to choose from and we encourage children and their grownups to try something new. Strap in, ignite your imagination and discover playful and imaginative ideas!

Our full Winter / Spring Program goes on sale at 10am on Friday 31 March.

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  • Double Trouble Package

     
  • Instant Rockstar
    10 Jan 2017 - 20 May 2017 Instant Rockstar

    Do you have what it takes to be a rockstar?

     
  • Cerita Anak (Child's Story)
    30 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017 Cerita Anak (Child’s Story)

    Presented as part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Asia TOPA Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) takes pre-school children and their adults on a sea journey never to be forgotten. Climb aboard and be

     
  • Mr Stink
    1 Apr 2017 - 9 Apr 2017 Mr Stink

    "Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…” Hold onto your nose for this touching, twisted and very smelly adaptation of

     
  • Class Clowns

    Calling all cheeky cherubs and funny monkeys!

     
  • LOL Squad LIVE
    4 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017 LOL Squad LIVE

    Are you ready to laugh?

     
  • Ultimate Rockstar
    5 April 2017 Ultimate Rockstar

    Phase two on your journey into the world of rock superstardom!

     
  • The Magic Workshop
    10 Apr 2017 - 12 Apr 2017 The Magic Workshop

    Discover the art of magic!

     
  • Now Hear This

    Use fruit, hardware, balloons, water and more to create a real time soundscape for a play

     
  • Cypher
    20 May 2017 - 21 May 2017 Cypher

    Step into the Cypher, the circle where power moves, footwork and funk is the language

     
  • Ickypedia!
    11 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017 Ickypedia

    World Premiere

     
  • Horrible Harriet
    27 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 Horrible Harriet

    A play by Maryam Master
    Adapted from the books by Leigh Hobbs

     
  • The Gruffalo
    15 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017 The Gruffalo

    Based on the award winning picture book by
    Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
    published by Macmillan Children’s Books

     
  • Sound Beginnings

    This engaging sensory program brings children who have developmental delay or disability together with their families to interact through music. Accessible music experiences are carefully planned to

     
  • Siblings in Sync

    Siblings get creative with music! This award-winning program sees kids with disability and their siblings engage together in accessible music activities. Shared abilities and mutual respect are

     
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Information for Grown-ups

Arts Centre Melbourne Families and Youth program is designed to be a shared experience between children and their families. Therefore all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsors
Arts Centre Melbourne Families and Youth Space is supported by donations to Arts Centre Melbourne Foundation's annual giving appeal and by the Betty Amsden Arts Education Endowment Fund for Children.

Booking Tickets
*Web: artscentremelbourne.com.au/kids

*Telephone: 1300 182 183 from 9am to 8.30pm, Monday to Saturday

In person: Arts Centre Melbourne's Box Office (100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne) is open 9am to 8.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday

*Transaction fee applies.

Age Recommendation
Arts Centre Melbourne provides age recommendations for all family performances.This is designed to help children and families get the most out of their experience. We work closely with the creators of the performances to determine a suitable age recommendation, however it is ultimately up to the parent’s discretion.

Babes in Arms
We welcome people of all ages to experience Arts Centre Melbourne’s events, facilities and services. For the majority of events held at Arts Centre Melbourne, children who have not yet turned two years old may be admitted into an event at no cost and without a ticket. In these cases, children will not be allocated a seat and must be seated on the lap of a parent or guardian for the duration of the event. 

Some events do require children under the age of two to be admitted with a ticket - particularly for performances programmed specifically for this age group. If this is the case, this requirement will be clearly stated on the event’s webpage. If you would like further clarification, please check the website or enquire with our team when booking. Arts Centre Melbourne is a place for everyone in the community to enjoy. 

When bringing children to the Centre, we request that you consider the interests and enjoyment of other visitors. Any person (regardless of age) interrupting the enjoyment of other visitors may be asked to leave an event and/or the venue. As per our conditions of entry, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Getting Here
Arts Centre Melbourne is located at 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

By train: Arts Centre Melbourne is a five minute walk from Flinders Street station.

By tram: Stop 14. All tram lines that travel up or down St Kilda Road and Swanston Street stop outside Arts Centre Melbourne.

By car: Entry to Arts Centre Melbourne car park is located on the corner of Sturt & Kavanagh Streets, Southbank, and is easily accessed from St Kilda Road, Southbank Boulevard, Alexandra Avenue and City Road. For parking rates click here.

Eating
Visit one of our cafés for drinks, tasty treats and healthy options.

Baby Change & Pram Parking
Toilets are on each floor of Arts Centre Melbourne. Baby change facilities are available on Levels 3, 5 and 6 (Level 6 is St Kilda Road street level). There are designated spaces for pram parking at Arts Centre Melbourne Kids and Families events.

Wheelchair Access
The venue is accessible by wheelchair and spaces are available at all events.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about bringing your family to Arts Centre Melbourne, please call the Box Office on 1300 182 183 or email us at info@artscentremelbourne.com.au