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Arts Centre Melbourne

100 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9281 8000
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Ranked #35 of 212 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food for a reasonable price. Friendly and quick service for a pre-theatre meal. Nice atmosphere for a meal anytime.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Melbourne Arts Centre hosts performances year round, ranging from musicals, opera, drama and dance. Some are by visiting companies, such as Bell Shakespeare and the Australian Opera, while others, such as Show Boat, are by the Production Company, brainchild of billionaire Melbourne businesswoman Jeanne Pratt.. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is a regular use of the space. The Melbourne Theatre... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A large complex of theater and gallery spaces, I was only able to experience two performance venues, and hopefully one day to go back and see more. The website will give you a full overview, http://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/discover/theatres-and-spaces

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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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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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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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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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