With an array of venues under its spire, the Arts Centre is the flagship of the performing arts in Victoria and focal point of the cultural precinct.
Australia's largest and busiest performing arts venues, the Arts Centre stages more than 4400 performances and public events at its three venues: the Theatres Building, hosting the State Theatre, Playhouse and Fairfax Studio; the Hamer Hall concert venue; and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
Arts Centre Melbourne is host and partner to national and state companies such as Opera Australia, the Australian Ballet, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Victorian Opera, Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre. The centre also operates the largest performing arts learning and participation program in Australia.
The large Performing Arts Collection houses an important collection of items documenting nearly 200 years of performance in Australia across theatre, music, dance, circus and opera.
A visit to Arts Centre Melbourne doesn't stop at the stage, with guided tours, the foyers' art collections, a Sunday crafts market and a range of on-site restaurants and bars enticing visitors to stay a while.