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“Needs a trip to the 21st Century” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9281 8000
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Ranked #23 of 190 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Theaters
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Owner description: Experience Victoria's center for the performing arts and enjoy a play, a concert or a visit to the galleries.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Needs a trip to the 21st Century”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Outdated inside. Stuck in the 80's. The cafe / restaurant is VERY outdated, tired furniture, tired staff, pack with elderly people and NOT somewhere I want to be on a Friday/Saturday night. Please refurbish... PLEASE!

Visited December 2012
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“Improvements”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have been a frequent visitor to the Arts Centre for many years. Ballet, plays and opera. There used to be only drinks and plastic sandwiches available at intermission. There are now numerous bars,cafes and restaurants. The parking however is expensive and there are no attendants so you need a credit card.
The quality of the productions is first class but get your tickets through an agency beforehand. They generally don't except people trying to buy on the night. Beautiful theatres

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Not well known tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went on a walking tour of the new Hamer Hall, for about $30 each it included a guide and access to some behind the scenes areas as well as interesting facts about the construction and history. This was followed by a glass of sparkling wine and canapés.

Visited January 2013
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“Arts Centre Parking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The venue itself is fine however don't get caught with parking going past 7pm as you will be charged for both day & night rates up to $45.
What a rip off and no obvious signs to advise that "day rate" does not go past 7pm.
My advice on "War Horse" is don't sit close to the front. Much of the "effect" seems to be lost.

Visited February 2013
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“Great concert venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was a beautiful concert venue. Sound and lighting and atmosphere was all fantastic. The venue seems very sell planned. No long queues for the toilets.

Visited February 2013
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