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Getting Here

Our performance venues, Southbank Theatre and Arts Centre Melbourne, are located in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct, which is just south of the CBD across the Yarra River.
Information about getting to the area is below, or you can find information specific to each venue on the Southbank Theatre and Arts Centre Melbourne pages of this site.

The City of Melbourne is commencing roadworks along Southbank Blvd and Dodds St in July and your journey to the theatre may be disrupted as a result.

The roadworks are part of the exciting Southbank Redevelopment that will add 2.5 hectares of new public, green spaces along Southbank Blvd and the surrounds. From mid-July to early-October, Southbank Blvd between St Kilda Rd and Sturt St will be closed with no vehicle access during this time. Trams and pedestrian access will continue but may be disrupted on occasion. Southbank Theatre will be open and operating as usual but please allow extra time to get to the theatre during this time.


Southbank Theatre and Arts Centre Melbourne are within easy distance of Flinders Street Station. After exiting the station simply walk south down St Kilda Road (away from the CBD), or catch a south-bound tram from the Flinders Street Station/Federation Square tram stop.

For train information and timetables, visit the Public Transport Victoria website.


For routes travelling up and down St Kilda Road (numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72) you can get off at the Arts Centre stop and walk to Southbank Theatre and Arts Centre Melbourne.

Route 1 (to South Melbourne Beach) goes down Southbank Boulevard, and stops just outside Southbank Theatre.

For more information about Melbourne’s tram network, including route and timetable information, visit the Yarra Trams website.

Tourist Shuttle

The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle runs in a loop through Melbourne’s CBD every 30 minutes, and stops at Arts Centre Melbourne on St Kilda Road (Stop 1). For more information please visit That’s Melbourne.


Street parking is very limited near the theatres, but there are many secure car parks within walking distance of both Southbank Theatre and Arts Centre Melbourne – visit our parking page for more information.

Disabled parking
There are four disabled parking spaces along Dodds Street, each with a four hour restriction.