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Tour dates & times

On demand (subject to availability)

Tour Departure Point: Welcome Desk (just inside the main doors of the building with the Spire)

Running Time 60 minutes

Price range

Per student

Tour only
Performance/ workshop plus

Minimum charge is for 15 students.

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: We are a live performing arts venue, meaning that some venues may not be available due to operational requirements. We apologise if the venue you were hoping to see is not available on your tour - but why not see a show instead!

Discover the stories, history and secrets of the labyrinth beneath the famous Arts Centre Melbourne spire.     

Did you know Arts Centre Melbourne is built upside down? And that it goes five levels BELOW GROUND!?

If not, it’s time to find out this and more! Our guided tours of Arts Centre Melbourne invite students to uncover the fascinating history of Australia’s largest performing arts centre and the surrounding 130 year-old entertainment precinct.

Students will take a look inside Australia’s largest performing arts centre and the home of world-class music, dance, theatre and opera companies, view our vast underground theatres and learn what it means to work inside Australia’s largest performing arts centre.

Discover highlights from the world-renowned Australian Performing Arts Collection, and learn about the significant Australian artworks found throughout the foyers. You’ll also find out about Arts Centre Melbourne’s current gallery exhibition – the Australian Music Vault.

Performance/Workshop Plus

Make your excursion to Arts Centre Melbourne a complete experience! Book either a performance or workshop in our Schools Program and add a tour for only $9 per student.

If the cost of attending an education program at Arts Centre Melbourne is a significant barrier for your students, then you might be eligible for support through Arts Centre Melbourne’s subsidy program, the First Call Fund.

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