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Arts Centre Melbourne

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Address: 100 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9281 8000
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Experience Victoria's center for the performing arts and enjoy a play...

Experience Victoria's center for the performing arts and enjoy a play, a concert or a visit to the galleries.

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Theatre Centre

Okay, this isn't Melbourne's only theatre, but it is a place that you can be guaranteed that there will be a number of offerings available. I've been here a few time, namely to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay, this isn't Melbourne's only theatre, but it is a place that you can be guaranteed that there will be a number of offerings available. I've been here a few time, namely to see productions by the Bell Shakespeare Company (I'm not a big fan of contemporary plays, and Bell Shakespeare is probably the best I'm going to get). Still,... More 

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Sydney, AU
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went her on 14 Nov 2015 to See Lawrence Mooney (very good and worth a look if you get the chance). Unfortunately the theatre the show was in was down a couple of levels which meant a lot of steps, no clear indication there was a lift though I am sure there was. On the way out, we stopped in... More 

Thank navalou
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tours take place daily at 11am and with a drink and muffin included in the $20 fee, it represents good value. The guide was very confident in her presentation, answering questions as we went around and explaining different aspects of the complex. We visited each of the three theatres and were able to see the scenery being constructed for upcoming... More 

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sydney australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour takes 1 hour and covers all the theatres in the Arts Centre, rehearsals permitting. Our guide, Nick, was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. The tour ticket included coffee and cake at the end, which is a nice touch. If you are interested in architecture, don't miss this.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A great complex and so accessible for any form of transport; so much to do here with the theatre, restaurants and next door to the NGV and Southbank. You could easily spend a couple of days in this vicinity just enjoying the best artistic and cultural experiences. Some wonderful shows over the next couple of months and so easy to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We had seats in Box E for Lord of the Dance, we had never been in the State Theatre before so we didn't know what the seats would be like but in my mind I was comparing them with boxes at UK theatres. We were amazed at how high Box E was – higher than the balcony as we could... More 

Thank abandrus
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I saw the performance of Lord of the Dance today and loved it. Fantastic visual experience, awesome costumes, effects and of course the fabulous dancing. The theatre was a full house on grand final day matinee. Standing ovations. Thoroughly recommend the show. 👍

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Right on the Yarra River with Southbank cafes nearby, this is a great venue to see performances. Ideally grab a pre show dinner and drinks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

How beautiful is Melbourne?! How lucky are residents to have the variety of entertainment and the arts in such a convenient central location?! Next door is the National Art Gallery that had a fabulous expedition of fine art from The Hermitage all the way from St Petersburg in Russia. Then you could coffee outside and enjoy a violinist busker how... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The interior of the State theatre looks grand. Too bad about - the multiple rabbit warrens to access the auditorium and - the most uncomfortable seating in Australian theatre. Virtually no leg room to pass other guests due to the tiny walkway between seats and the drop the the row below. The narrowest seats outside of a budget airline -... More 

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