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Arts Centre Melbourne

100 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9281 8000
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Ranked #34 of 209 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was at the Arts Center Playhouse in Oct 2013 to see "Rupert," in his home town and with an Aussie audience. It was great fun, esp. as an American eavesdropping on the Aussies. But at that point, the theater showed wear, and the lobby was disgusting (sorry). Nothing would induce me to eat there. I have to assume that... More

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Mornington, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My daughter and I arrived early to the ballet and thought we would have a meal at the café at the Arts Centre. Would be reluctant to go back for an evening meal. There was very little choice and it was overpriced for what you got and what you get is not that good. I had the Coq de Vin... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to see Bangarra Dance Theatre perform Patyegarang on Saturday and it was absolutely brilliant. So moving and spiritual, the performers are wonderful, so thank you to them. The venue was also excellent, staff were very friendly and helpful. The foyer area is very spacious as is the theatre. A great experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Over the years I've been to many enjoyable performances, preview talks and exhibitions in the theatres and public spaces at the Arts Centre. You'll experience opera and ballet in the large State Theatre with its glorious scarlet and gold curtain. Orchestral music is usually offered in Hamer Hall (in the round building closer to the city, a short walk from... More

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

go every year to the Jeanee Pratt sponsored series of musicals. Always brilliant for low budget productions and some i have seem have actually been better than big productions we have seen in the west end.

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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