Inspire the next generation

The Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne's versatile, intimate 376-seat theatre, offers you the chance to get 'up close and personal' with productions from our resident companies and a variety of contemporary works by presenters from Australia and around the world.

Over the 30 years since it opened with the Playbox Theatre Company's production of A Stretch of the Imagination, the Fairfax Studio has grown from a space designed specifically for drama to one that hosts all genres of performing arts.

Comfortably cocooned in this cozy venue, you will see leading theatre productions from the likes of the Melbourne Theatre Company, one of one of our resident companies, to experimental works, cabaret and everything in between.

The theatre is named after George Fairfax, AM, General Manager of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust (1980–89), and a notable actor and director of Melbourne’s theatre scene.

Downloadable map

Fairfax Studio Seating Plan


Frequently Asked Questions

We are located at 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, just across the Yarra River from Flinders St Station. We have our own car park and there are also multiple public transport options for getting here.

Head to our Hire our Spaces page to discover all the options available.

Please note: The Channel is not available for hire.

If you book tickets online, you can use the “Select your own Seat” option to choose seats straight from the map – and if you click the little camera up in the top left hand corner, we will even give you a cheeky peek at what it looks like to sit from different parts of our theatres. There are also downloadable maps available on the pages of each of our main venues.

If you are outside the building or in the foyer then 100%, yes! We want you to share your memories of your visit with friends and family, but unless you have sought permission from us, any footage you take must be for personal use only and not contravene any of our policies around filming. Thanks for respecting this, now snap away!

Photography during performances is generally not permitted. Please check with venue staff upon entering to confirm the photography policy for the performance you are attending.
You certainly can. In fact, we would love to show and tell you about a bunch of stuff you might never know unless you get the lowdown from one of our excellent tour guides! Head to Explore the Buildings for more information.

Fairfax Studio

Location Address

100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

Postal Address

PO Box 7585, Melbourne VIC 8004

Box Office Enquiries

1300 182 183
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Box Office Opening Hours

Due to current government guidelines, our Box Offices are only open pre-show. The Theatres Building Box Office opens 90 minutes before the show.*

*Hours are subject to change around performance times

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