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What’s On

With its tall white spire towering over the Yarra River, Arts Centre Melbourne is a distinctive landmark.

Located at 100 St Kilda Road on the south bank of the Yarra, Arts Centre Melbourne with its tall golden spire is a distinctive landmark. Melbourne Theatre Company has been a major tenant at Arts Centre Melbourne since it opened with our production of Medea in 1984.

Large scale productions will appear each season in the 880-seat Playhouse, while the Fairfax Studio will remain the home for smaller-scale works.


Fairfax Studio

The Fairfax studio is an intimate 376-seat drama space. Since 1994, Melbourne Theatre Company has produced smaller scale productions there as part of our mainstage season.

Download a seating plan of the Fairfax Studio.


Specifically designed for drama, the Playhouse has been a major venue for Melbourne Theatre Company since it opened in 1983. The theatre seats 880 people and is particularly suited to large scale dramatic works. The auditorium is split into two tiers, a raked stalls and a balcony.

Download a seating plan of the Playhouse.

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  • Wheelchair and mobility access

    Facilities for wheelchair access and seating that allows more room for the use of mobility aids are available in all theatres. Please make your requirements known when booking.

  • Captioning and FM hearing system

    An FM hearing system is available for all performances in the Sumner, Playhouse and Fairfax Studio at no charge upon presentation of identification to theatre ushers. Audience members receive either a headset or neck loop enabling use of a hearing aid via the T-switch.
  • Companion Cards

    Melbourne Theatre Company offers Companion Card holders a free ticket for their companion to attend the performance and assist with their access needs.

Getting Here

  • PARK

    Whether you’re seeing a show at Southbank Theatre or Arts Centre Melbourne, Wilson Parking have got you covered. Get access to special rates when you park at Wilson Parking’s Southgate, Riverside Quay, Eureka or Flinders Gate car parks. Make a booking online or via the Wilson Parking app today. 

    All car park bookings are managed by Wilson Parking. Please direct any enquiries to Wilson Parking at 1800 727 546. 

  • Train

    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.
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  • Tram

    For routes travelling up and down St Kilda Rd (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 Blvd, and stops on Sturt St just outside Melbourne Recital Centre, located next to Southbank Theatre.

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  • Parking

    The Arts Centre Melbourne car park is located just minutes from the theatres, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and central Melbourne, with 24-hour car parking available at competitive rates.

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  • Foyer Bars

    Conveniently located for a pre-show or interval snack, our Foyer Bars feature a premium selection of confectionary, ice-creams, food and drinks.

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  • Saké Restaurant

    Saké is an award-winning, contemporary Japanese restaurant, which is located on the river terrace next to Hamer Hall. Being open daily from noon till late, Saké brings a distinct, unique spin to tried and tested Japanese flavours.
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  • More Dining Options

    Learn more about other great dining options in the Arts Precinct, including; Miss Pearl Bar + Dining, Melba Restaurant, Taxi Kitchen and Transit Rooftop Bar. 

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