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Arts Centre Melbourne

100 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9281 8000
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Ranked #35 of 207 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: Experience Victoria's center for the performing arts and enjoy a play, a concert or a visit to the galleries.
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very beautiful performance space, with wonderful accoustics and good sightlines to the stage with its increased orchestra pit size. The seats are comfortably cushioned - however, the rows are packed so tightly together that there us very little legroom for the seated audience. We attended a one-hour performance and I found it very incomfortable to have my legs bent under... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was rather dreary...pretty much what you would expect a backstage area/dressing rooms etc. to look like. It was a lot of standing around listening to our guide who, while very knowledgeable and passionate about the building, came across as pompous. Maybe we were unlucky no productions were on at the time, so there were no costumes or scenery to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We caught the train into the city on Saturday, which costs $6.00 for an Adult for the whole day, as long as you have a MYKI Card. We had lunch by the river, it was lovely sitting in the sun watching the boats on the Yarra River. We went to see the Imperial Suite, I enjoyed this production from the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an outstanding entertainment centre with the staff being amazingly helpful, polite and professional. My mum is a regular patron and is wheelchair bound and the staff are always forthcoming in being helpful and attentive. A++++++

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went with friends to see this show (they'd seen the original twenty years ago); not only was the show fantastic but the facility was excellent! Staff were professional and the venue, couldn't and shouldn't be faulted. The set up for the show was comfortable and plenty of space to move during the break, prices at the kiosk are 'reasonable to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Every Sunday at 11am you can undertake an informative & enjoyable $20 behind the scenes tour. Our group consisted of a party of 8 and was a perfect size to navigate the corridors, the dressing rooms, and more as you descend into the depths of the centre. Our guide was enthusiastic & informative & it was an utter thrill to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Melbourne's Art Centre is a huge arts complex just south of the river. It's made up of 4 theatres and a number of free exhibition spaces. There is often confusion between the two main theatres. The state theatre is the largest and sits under the iconic spire which is lit up at night. Hamer Hall is in the squat round... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Fabulous Saturday Matinee show. Lovely ambience, excellent valet & concierge service for my temporarily disabled sister who had to attend in a wheelchair. We had seats right up the back, with a space provided for wheelchairs. The theatre was small so we could see very well and felt part of the show as the Topp Twins interacted hilariously with the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a superb beatiful large building, Designed like hollywood, They have a lovely coffee shop thats quiet. And the scenery is breataking. Go there to see some real true design of Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

It was brilliant! Amazingly clever, so funny and it was great to get a glimpse inside Tim Lock's personal life. Interaction with the crowd was really great, everyone was scared and shy at first but after the tea and coffee break everyone was best friends. One thing I was disappointed with was that Tim took all the Monte Carlo's. I... More

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