With its giant glowing spire towering 162 metres above St Kilda Road, the Arts Centre Melbourne is the symbolic heart of the city's cultural centre.
Comprising of three main theatre spaces, a concert hall, digital hub and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl outdoor arena, Arts Centre operates all year round except Christmas Day, with a program ranging from large-scale masterpieces to intimate one-man shows.
Venues include Hamer Hall which overlooks the Yarra River and is home to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Studio featuring dramatic seasons from the likes of the Melbourne Theatre Company and State Theatre which hosts musicals, grand operas and seasons from The Australian Ballet with one of the world's largest stages.
“Arts Centre Melbourne operates all year round except Christmas Day”
Arts Centre Melbourne also offers dining and exhibitions to appeal to every age, taste and budget, and hosts a popular Sunday market where everything is made locally.
When staying at accommodation near Arts Centre Melbourne or visiting the city, the theatre is within easy access just a short walk over the bridge from Flinders Street Station in the CBD.
There are daily guided tours, as well as two significant collections housed there - the Performing Arts Collection boasting over 510,000 items of everything from costumes to puppets and posters, and the Art Collection, with paintings by some of Australia's most significant visual artists, including Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd.