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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. MTC has been a major tenant at Arts Centre Melbourne since it opened with our production of Medea in 1984.

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

Spaces

Fairfax Studio

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

Download a seating plan of the Fairfax Studio from Arts Centre Melbourne's website

Playhouse

Specifically designed for drama, the Playhouse has been a major venue for MTC 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 from Arts Centre Melbourne's website.

Accessibility

  • 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

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

Getting Here

  • 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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Dining

  • Script Bar & Bistro

    Within the Theatre building, Script Bar & Bistro offers predominantly Italian-style menu and uses seasonal produce, sourced locally where possible, to create approachable dishes for the entire family showcasing the best Victoria has to offer.

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  • Fatto Bar & Cantina

    Fatto Bar & Cantina is located on the river terrace next to Hamer Hall. With spectacular views across Melbourne’s city skyline and Yarra river, Fatto is an all day Italian eatery, serving up fresh, modern interpretations of the Italian classics.
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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; Melba Restaurant, Taxi Kitchen, The Deck Southbank and Transit Rooftop Bar. 

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