Member Benefits

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General Membership

Members’ Lounge & Dining Room

Enjoy exclusive access to the Members’ Lounge and Dining Room, an oasis away from the crowds, perfect for drinks and dining before your show.

It’s open for pre-theatre dining from Monday to Saturday nights on specific dates that have been set in advance. Please refer to the calendar of opening dates from the link below to plan and book your dinner. Enjoy the finest seasonal à la carte cuisine in the Dining Room, or if time is short or you’re looking for something light and informal, request for a lounge supper.

View the calendar of Members’ Dining Room opening dates

View the seasonal and set menu for November to February

Booking in advance of your intended date of dining or at least three days before is highly recommended.
To book email or call (03) 9281 8123.

Members' Ticket Booking Service

Book your seats for any show at any Arts Centre Melbourne venue through our personalised members' ticketing service.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team will help you choose the best seats for you, whatever your requirements, and will let you know about any special offers and upcoming shows to ensure you never miss something special!

More importantly, you pay no service fees when you book through the members’ ticketing line (credit card charges may still apply). That's a saving of $8.50 per booking.

Please note: A service fee still applies for bookings made at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and some subscription ticket packages.

To book tickets call (03) 9281 8123.

Priority Foyer Bar Lanes

Save yourself the wait in long queues for drinks or snacks before shows or during intervals. As a member, you can enjoy priority queuing lanes at selected foyer bars in the State Theatre and Hamer Hall. Just show your valid membership card, and you’ll also receive 10% off drinks & snacks!

Encore Magazine

Encore is Arts Centre Melbourne’s supporter magazine, dedicated to those who are passionate about their arts centre.

Encore is a great way to keep updated about Arts Centre Melbourne's many exciting projects.

It’s packed with stories, previews, news and updates. Go behind the curtain to learn more about some of the amazing programs that take place away from the stages and meet the people who make Arts Centre Melbourne such a treasured Melbourne icon.

Members’ Events

As an Arts Centre Melbourne member, you’ll receive invitations to a host of interesting events, designed to help you get closer to your arts centre.

Whether it’s a guided tour of our latest exhibition led by an expert curator, a show and hospitality package, talks and presentations, culinary experiences or creative workshops for you and your family and friends there’s always something interesting to choose from for people of all ages.

Pre-Sales and Offers

Don’t miss out on tickets for any Arts Centre Melbourne presents shows with exclusive members’ pre-sale email updates. And what’s more, you’ll enjoy an exclusive 20% discount during the pre-sale period.

You will also receive updates on special ticket offers, competitions and more.

Arts Centre Melbourne presents shows are identified at the top of the web page for each show, under the Book Now button. 

Member Savings & Discounts

  • Members receive 25% discount every time you park at Arts Centre Melbourne, including our Premium Valet Parking Service. You’ll receive a Stored Value Card which allows you to store credit, eliminating the need to queue to pay each time you visit. To book valet call 9281 8123 or book online.
  • Pay no service fees when you book tickets through the Members’ Ticketing Line saving $8.50. Please note that credit card charges may still apply and service fees apply for some subscriptions and bookings at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
  • Show a valid membership card to save at all Arts Centre Melbourne dining venues – including Café Vic (15% discount), all foyer bars (10% discount), The Barre (10% discount) and Cento (10% discount) and Bombini Buzz (10% discount).
  • Visit Arts Centre Melbourne partner restaurants at Hamer Hall – Sakè Bar & RestaurantFatto Bar and Cantina and Teatro and enjoy 10% off when you show your Arts Centre Melbourne membership card.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Membership benefits and discounts are only redeemable upon the presentation of a valid Membership card.
  • Membership cards and membership benefits are non-transferable.
  • Membership fees and tickets purchased for Membership events are non-refundable.
  • An Arts Centre Melbourne Membership will be considered expired if not renewed within three months of the lapse date.
  • The expiry date of an annual Membership subscription cannot be suspended or extended.
  • Membership may be cancelled, and all benefits of membership revoked, by us at our discretion if we have reason to believe the member is acting contrary to these Terms and Conditions, Arts Centre Melbourne’s Terms & Conditions of Purchase, Conditions of Entry or any other applicable terms of use.
  • Membership benefits and Terms & Conditions may occasionally be changed, added to or removed. Membership benefits and offers are subject to availability (including dining at the Members’ Dining Room, which is open when 12 or more diners are booked) and are subject to change without notice. Details of all changes will be available here. 
  • The Victorian Arts Centre Trust is committed to preserving your privacy, and our Privacy Statement reflects our firm commitment to you. It sets out our policies in relation to the way we collect and handle personal information.  

Email image credits:

  • Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Raising The Roof  rehearals. Image: Ben King.
  • Cape Town Opera in Concert at Arts Centre Melbourne. Image: DWV Photography. 
  • Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at Arts Centre Melbourne. Image: DWV Photography.
  • Jon Hume, Evermore, Make Poverty History Concert, Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Image: Josh Robenstone 
  • Ballet Revolución. Image: Bernd Uhlig