Help the performing arts recover

Following Victorian Government guidelines and in the interests of our staff and public health, Arts Centre Melbourne venues are currently closed.

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.


Location Address

100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

Opening Hours*

Daily: 8am – 5pm

*Opening and closing times are subject to weather forecasts and performance times and may change without notice

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