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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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.
Babes in Arms
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The venue is accessible by wheelchair and spaces are available at all events.
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 email@example.com