Support workers in the performing arts

In the interests of our staff and public health, Arts Centre Melbourne is currently closed until Monday 13 April.

As per government health advice, our food and beverage outlets will also be closed during this time. 

Much like the name suggests, our newest venue Protagonist promises to play a lead role in creating a distinctive and memorable first impression at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Protagonist is defined by striking architectural mesh, akin to a bronze curtain that is raised as the café opens in the morning and then lowered at night to signify end of service. The menu has been created from the produce of local growers and suppliers and inspired by a wide range of multicultural influences, including simple yet clever reinterpretations of the classic Australian toastie. Popular for your morning coffee fix, Protagonist serves up custom coffee blends, freshly baked cakes and biscuits, and savoury snacks in the open-air surrounds on the forecourt.

After 5pm, creative cocktails and dishes including saganaki with blackberries and lemon and bento charcuterie and cheese boxes ensure there’s something unique for everyone.


Location Address

100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

Opening Hours*

Monday – Friday: From 7am – late
Saturday & Sunday: From 9am – late

*Opening and closing times are subject to performances in the Theatres Building and weather forecasts and may change without notice.

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