Arts for All Appeal

All the world's a stage, and Arts Centre Melbourne is proud to house some of the world's biggest and smallest, roundest and not-so-roundest, deepest and widest stages. And given we're open nearly all year around, we are ready and waiting for you to come, explore and enjoy them.

From the exquisite sounds of strings rising gracefully from the heart of Hamer Hall to the crash and bang of a headliner act or bright tunes of a legendary local musical theatre diva lighting up the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, our range of performance spaces offer a variety of ‘together experiences’ for diverse audiences.

'Under the Spire' sit the State Theatre, Playhouse, Fairfax Studio, St Kilda Road Foyer Gallery, car park and box office, and the Australian Music Vault, plus a variety of function rooms and other less conventional performing spaces. 

Just across the lawn sits Hamer Hall  (you know, 'the round building by the river'!), Australia's premier concert venue, which hosts performances across all music styles. 

And a short stroll through the park over in the Kings Domain Gardens is Melbourne's iconic outdoor venue, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, a favourite to generations of candle-bearing carollers.

State Theatre

Relax in one the State Theatre's 2,000 comfy seats before seeing a grand opera, ballet or musical.

Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall, the city's premier concert venue, hosts a range of performances across all music styles.

Fairfax Studio

The Fairfax Studio is Arts Centre Melbourne’s versatile, intimate 376-seat theatre.


Be witness to a range of exciting theatrical brilliance in our 884-seat Playhouse.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Come to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, our versatile outdoor venue in the lush surrounds of Kings Domain.

The Channel

The Channel a high-tech learning space where you can develop and explore your creative side.

Other Spaces

A multitude of exciting nooks and crannies around Arts Centre Melbourne, indoor and out.

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.

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.
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.
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