Arts Centre Melbourne Tours
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Since opening in 1977, the Arts Centre Melbourne has established itself as the epicenter of the city’s performing arts scene. With the building’s dramatic spire, the complex has become a cultural landmark within the Southbank arts and culture precinct.
Hamer Hall is the main concert hall, while the Theatres Building contains several performance spaces underneath the Arts Centre’s iconic spire. Each is linked by a number of landscaped walkways. The complex also comprises dedicated gallery spaces, including Gallery 1 (formally the George Adams Gallery) and the St. Kilda Road Foyer Gallery.
The Arts Centre hosts a diverse mix of local and international performances throughout the year, as well as offering guided tours, exhibitions, and an onsite restaurant and cafe. There’s also a Sunday market held each week from 10am to 4pm, which sees local artists fill the Arts Centre Lawn with unique, handmade crafts and foodstuffs.
The Arts Centre is located by the Yarra River on St Kilda Road, one of the city's main thoroughfares. It can easily be reached by the CBD and Melbourne suburbs by bus, train, and tram. The box office is open from 9am until 8:30pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays. Guided tours of the Arts Centre depart from the Theatres Building Information Desk (St. Kilda Road Level) Monday to Saturday at 11am.
Address: 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Arts Centre Melbourne
Explore Melbourne as you wish with a 24-hour or 48-hour City Sightseeing bus pass. Board the double-decker and enjoy panoramic views of highlights like the Eureka Tower, Federation Square, and seaside St. Kilda as you learn their history via the onboard commentary. Hop off and on to explore on foot, or stay aboard to get your bearings and decide your sightseeing plans. Ideal for first-time visitors and those short on time.
Take in a bounty of Melbourne’s highlights along the scenic Yarra River on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Spend a delightful hour aboard a riverboat as you glide under the Princes Bridge and past beautiful river gardens, Herring Island, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and other top cultural attractions.
Get a comprehensive orientation to Melbourne with this ticket for a hop-on hop-off bus. You'll have access to both the St. Kilda and City routes for 24 hours; hop off at any stop to explore further. Stops include St. Kilda Beach, Federation Square, the Eureka Skydeck, and other can't-miss attractions. Your ticket also includes entrance to local attractions such as the MCG National Sports Museum, Old Melbourne Gaol, the Melbourne Zoo, and others. Alternatively, opt for a 60-minute river cruise on the Yarra.
Please be aware that this tour is adapted to the local regulations post Covid-19. Our hosts will deliver this experience with the required equipment always keeping the distance suggested by local authorities. It will be safe and entertaining! Elegant Victorian buildings, dazzling modern developments, and a famous coffee scene to explore. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origins, history, and contemporary culture of Melbourne. Hear about the city’s Victorian roots as you wander around its heritage sites, gaze up at the world’s tallest residential building, and experience a nostalgic visit to the Australian Music Exhibition. Follow your local host along the banks of the Yarra River to seek out sculptures as you look out at the skyline. Wander across the bridges, spot fascinating details in shops and hotels, and visit the monumental St Paul’s Cathedral. Stroll through the murals of Hosier Street and hear about what happened to those on AC/DC Street.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Arts Centre Melbourne?
The best ways to experience Arts Centre Melbourne are:
- City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
- River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise
- Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Entrance to Optional Attractions
- Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Melbourne Private Tour
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