Updated closure information

Following the latest Victorian Government guidelines, scheduled performances and events from 27 June will be postponed.

For ticket holders booked to attend a performance, when a new date is confirmed we will contact you by email.

We will begin welcoming Victorians back to the Theatres Building, under the iconic spire, in time for the winter school holidays.

The first part of our staged reopening will begin with the opening of our outdoor café, Protagonist.

The decision follows the Victorian Government’s move to ease restrictions, based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

A range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing measure will be put in place. Arts Centre Melbourne encourages visitors to use the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app.

What will be open?

Four special offers will be available to visitors starting 27 June: self-guided tours of the Theatres Building, unique food and beverage experiences, the Australian Music Vault exhibition, free school holiday activities for families and Ghostly Machines – an astounding technology experience in neighbouring Hamer Hall. Explore what’s coming up at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Arts Centre Melbourne’s Together With You digital content hub will continue to bring the best of the performing arts to audiences at home, including performance recordings, educational workshops, artist interviews, podcasts and 6 more episodes of the spectacular weekly musical entertainment show Big Night In with John Foreman, the Aussie Pops Orchestra and a host of other artists and performers.

The Arts Centre Melbourne car park will continue to be open to the public but can now be booked online via the Arts Centre Melbourne website.

What’s next?

We are working closely with our many presenters on staging performances in an environment where physical distancing restrictions may still be in place for a long time, and audiences have different thresholds for comfort about sharing space with others.

From our CEO, Claire Spencer AM

“We’re very excited about reopening our buildings after having to make the difficult but necessary decision to close more than three months ago.

“Our number one priority is public health and the safety of everyone who we welcome through our doors – audiences, artists and our team. We’re closely following Victorian Government guidance as we take this cautious first step in getting back to bringing the wonder of the performing arts to Victorians along with offering unique experiences.

“We desperately want to open our theatres to the many incredibly talented performers and artists who call our stages home. The reality is that how we present performances in the coming months may look very different. But we are a creative industry and I’m confident we’ll come up with some very creative solutions.”

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