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The Pavilion

A premier function venue with floor to ceiling windows and an elegant domed ceiling finished in gold leaf. The surrounding private balcony features magnificent views of the Alexandra and Queen Victoria Gardens, the city skyline, Arts Centre Melbourne lawn and Federation Square. top
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The State Theatre Lounge
These lounges are located in the Theatres Building adjacent to the State Theatre Stalls Foyer and the Fairfax Studio. Linked by an adjoining door, the are ideal for cocktail parties, presentations and dinner parties.

The Amcor Lounge can accommodate 50 for dinner, 100 for cocktails and 65 for theatre-style presentations. The State Theatre Lounge can seat 40 guests for dinner, 80 for cocktails and 50 for presentations.  

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Information Desk

Located just inside the entrance of the Theatres Building and in front of Gallery I, the concierge are here to provide information on a range of areas including disability access information, general information for performances, merchandise sales, guided tour ticket sales, and taxi bookings. 


Mezz Bar

Mezz Bar offers a range of quality food inspired by the smaller tapas-style dishes from around the Mediterranean and a wide range of premium wines. It is a handsome space with new leather lounges and glass tables; the perfect start to an evening. Open one hour prior to evening performances in the Theatres building. Mezzanine Level, Theatres building, One level down from St Kilda Road 


State Theatre Rehearsal Room
The Rehearsal Room for the State Theatre is on Level 3 and can be accessed via the Escalator to the State Stalls Foyer or from the Lift to Level 3. top

St Kilda Road Foyer
This space features small exhibitions and displays. It is ideal for small cocktail functions. top

Smorgon Family Plaza Display Cases
Situated in the Smorgon Family Plaza the display cases feature selected objects from our Performing Arts Collection. top

Smorgon Family Plaza Arts Wall
Situated in the Smorgon Family Plaza, this features displays of selected objects from our performing arts collection. top

Smorgon Family Plaza
This central foyer space is the hub of Arts Centre Melbourne. The large space leads to the State Theatre, Playhouse and Fairfax Studio. Patrons access it from the car park and the St Kilda Road entrance. The Plaza also houses the Box Office and the Cascade Bar. top

Potter Foyer
The Potter Foyer leads into the foyer of the Fairfax Studio and houses Jeffrey Smart’s painting “Container Train in Landscape".

Plaza Room
This function room is located at the front of Arts Centre Melbourne and overlooks Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt. The room is suitable for meetings, dinners and cocktails for up to 25. top

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Playhouse Rehearsal Room
The Playhouse Rehearsal Room is a good-sized space ideal for Performance Discovery Workshops with children. This space can only be accessed with a staff member from Arts Centre Melbourne. top

Playhouse Foyer
The foyers of the Playhouse Theatre feature a stunning collection of Western Desert paintings by important indigenous artists. top

Hugh Williamson Room
This versatile room has a small entrance area and a large private balcony that overlooks Arts Centre Melbourne forecourt. It is suitable for meetings, dinners for up to 20 guests and cocktails for up to 65. top
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Gallery 1
Gallery 1 is Arts Centre Melbourne's major exhibition space. The gallery is adjacent to the St Kilda Road entrance and features exhibitions that complement Arts Centre Melbourne's performance program. top

Gallery 2
This small gallery is situated on the mezzanine overlooking Gallery 1 and can operate independently or in conjunction with the George Adams Gallery. top

The Barre

Located in the Theatres building (under the spire), The Barre offers the highest quality of food and beverage, including an innovative range of shared plates, boutique beers (on tap and bottled), premium wines and spirits and a range of cocktails all presented in a relaxed sophisticated atmosphere.

Open Monday to Friday, 3pm until late
Saturday 12pm until late
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Happy Hour Fridays 3pm – 7pm
Happy Hour Sunday 1pm – 3pm



Covered walkway
Situated at the front of Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn, the Covered Walkway forms part of the Sunday Market. top

Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn
This gathering place is home to the Lawn Stage and the popular Summertime Grooves music series. Alongside our Lawn and outdoor stage the adjacent stairs lead to the Theatres Building interior. top

Theatre’s forecourt
Home to the convenient Forecourt Coffee Cart, the Theatre’s Forecourt features a podium for bands and plays host each year to The Famous Spiegeltent. top