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(The) Channel [chan-l] (noun): A groove or furrow; a means of access; a specific, prescribed, or official course or means of communication.

The Channel @ Arts Centre Melbourne: a high-tech learning lab, world-class recording studio and vocal booth, and flexible multi-use space to develop and explore your creative side.

A leader in music, sound and media technology, The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne serves up creative workshops, community events and alternative ways to engage with the arts for schools, families and the general public.

Each year thousands of Victorian school students and emerging creatives take advantage of the programs offered at The Channel, ensuring Arts Centre Melbourne is ‘playing its role’ in nurturing the creative future of our young people by encouraging them not only to be spectators, but also, importantly, to be makers.


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.

The Channel is Arts Centre Melbourne's learning and participation venue. This exciting, spacious venue boasts high tech learning labs, a world class recording studio and vocal booth, and a flexible multi-use space.

For information on how to get here please download & print our visitor's map prior to your visit.

The Channel is accessible – for more information, including wheelchair and Auslan bookings, please contact Arts Centre Melbourne’s Access Manager Wendy O’Neill on (03) 9281 8944 or during business hours.

The Channel is not available for hire. If you are interested in hiring a venue at Arts Centre Melbourne event, further information is available 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.
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The Channel

Location Address

St Kilda Road Terrace, Southbank VIC 3006

Postal Address

PO Box 7585, Melbourne VIC 8004

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