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Why you'll love Arts Centre Melbourne

  • Visually stunning architectural design building, including the iconic Spire, creating a unique backdrop for any event
  • Wide range of world-class venues, including theatres, galleries, and outdoor spaces, it accommodates events of all sizes
  • Prime location along the Yarra River

About the Venue

Located on St Kilda Road, Arts Centre Melbourne is one of Melbourne's leading venues for world-class theatre, performing arts, and music. With its iconic spire towering tall above the city, the venue boasts 10 function rooms, four theatres, and dedicated pre-function areas, each with its own distinct personality.

Arts Centre Melbourne is home to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, and the Australian Ballet, and hosts performances on some of the world's largest stages, including the State Theatre and Hamer Hall. The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, a separate theatre building located on the riverbank in the nearby gardens, is also part of the complex.

For more than 30 years, Arts Centre Melbourne has been Melbourne's leading venue for world-class theatre, dance, music, and more. In the Theatres Building, directly under the venue's iconic Spire, are three separate theatres – the State Theatre, which boasts one of the world's largest stages and hosts performances by Opera Australia

If you're looking to explore the Australian performing arts collection, the venue's gallery and archives are open to the public, featuring photographs, manuscripts, and other memorabilia. And if you're interested in staging your own event, Arts Centre Melbourne is the perfect venue. Whether you're after a boardroom for a meeting, a gala dinner on the State Theatre stage, or a Christmas party in The Pavilion, the venue offers quality spaces with accessibility for wheelchair users.

With its world-class theatre, dance, and circus performances, Arts Centre Melbourne is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the arts. Book tickets now and experience the magic of this iconic venue for yourself.


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Arts Centre Melbourne Function Rooms

Melbourne Room

Melbourne Room

Elevate the ambiance of your next intimate gathering with the Melbourne Room - an elegant, Art Deco-inspired event space located in Hamer Hall. Overlooking the magnificent Stalls Foyer, the Melbourne Room features a distinctive circular sha...

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Members Lounge

Members Lounge

The Members Lounge at Art Centre Melbourne is an exceptional event space that offers a transformative experience for your guests. The Members Lounge is a versatile, open space that can be customised to suit your event aspirations, making ...

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Plaza Room

Plaza Room

Step into the world of grandeur and theatre with the Plaza Room at Arts Centre Melbourne. Inspired by the traditional theatre rooms of old, the Plaza Room features rich red velvet tones, showgirl mirrors, and gold accents, making it the per...

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Hugh Williamson Room

Hugh Williamson Room

Experience the epitome of luxury and sophistication in the Melbourne Arts Precinct at the Hugh Williamson Room. Located at Arts Centre Melbourne, this venue is perfect for hosting a range of events, from boardroom meetings to cocktails. Bo...

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Amcor Lounge

Amcor Lounge

Boasting a contemporary design, this versatile event space features a stunning backlit wall made up of over 464,000 marbles and memorabilia, creating a mesmerizing and colorful display that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Wi...

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The Pavilion

The Pavilion

The Pavilion dominates the event landscape with stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of Melbourne's CBD. As the largest private event space in Arts Centre Melbourne, The Pavilion features a striking domed ceiling, opulent g...

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State Theatre Lounge

State Theatre Lounge

Welcome your guests in style with the State Theatre Lounge. This contemporary space features vibrant back-lit artwork, comprising more than 464,000 marbles in a kaleidoscope of color. The State Theatre Lounge is suitable for cocktail partie...

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Riverside Mezzanine

Riverside Mezzanine

Nestled on the banks of the Yarra River, Riverside Mezzanine offers a memorable Melbourne backdrop for your event. Located on Southbanks riverside promenade this light filled space with views of the city makes the perfect setting for your n...

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Simran Simran

May 6, 2024

Had my graduation ceremony been done there. It’s an amazing experience. The auditorium is spacious and really good place to experience your hard work. Thank you holmesglen for everything

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Claudine Faerie

January 5, 2024

Multi-functional building- the Arts Centre Melbourne 🎭 houses many different performance areas including the Playhouse, Hammer Hall, State Theatre and Australian Music Vault areas. Lots of clean toilets available on each level and near each theatre, plus bars and snack areas. There are always a variety of shows available to see, everything from comedy , theatre, choirs, ballet, circus......

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Rosemary Race

April 28, 2024

Enter this timeliness art gallery tram stops outside, accessible utilising your wheelchair or walking distance across bridge on Yarra River...across road from Botanical Gardens ...

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Robyn Knott

May 4, 2024

MSO performance was wonderful. To see Star Wars movie on the big screen and hear the musical score with a full orchestra accompaniment was a brilliant idea. Sent goosebumps up my arms when the music and movie commenced.

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Hiru Jayatunge

April 7, 2024

This venue is exceptional - with its spacious seats, comfort, and overall ambiance. But what truly sets it apart is the outstanding service provided by every staff member, from the moment you step through the entrance to the end of your visit. Recently, I made an unfortunate mistake, mixing up the show dates and arriving a day late at the State Theatre. However, the staff went above and beyond, swiftly accommodating us by exchanging the tickets and giving us nearly identical seats. Their attitude exemplified a commitment to ensuring we didn't miss out on the experience we anticipated. This level of service has transformed me into a loyal patron. Since then, every visit has been a great experience.


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