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“Comedy Festival at the Play House!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne
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Ranked #46 of 332 things to do in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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“Comedy Festival at the Play House!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My sister bought tickets to see Danny Buoy as part of this year's comedy festival and I was suprised to see the Play House was th venue!!
I've been to the Arts centre lots of time but never the Play House. It is a medium sized, very comfortable theatre that was perfect for the 1 man style show that is Danny Buoy.
We sat in the middle of the circle in A row so had uninterrupted view of the stage without feeling miles away.
Great night.

Visited April 2013
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“Amazing building with many different areas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We went To a live show and were amazed by the number of different areas/stages err in the building. The building is large with bars, seating areas and many toilets so everything is covered. Good restaurants near by in South bank for dinning before or after a show,

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Love the place at night. It gives melbourne an air of excitement, color.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Everything, the whole venue is a buzz with wonderful theatre, ballet, opera. Staff are helpful, and comfy seats.

Visited October 2012
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Gold Coast
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“Melbourne's centre of performing arts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is a complex of several auditoria including the State Theatre and the Concert Hall as well as the Playhouse and an experimental Fairfax studio. Unlike Sydney Opera house, which is all above ground, virtually every thing in this complex is below ground. The acoustics of the 2 auditoria are excellent. It is said that Sydney opera house is brash and showy from the outside but the Melbourne Art Centre is not much to look at from outside it is excellent inside. Especially as it is well located in the Art Precinct of Southbank and National Gallery is next door.

Visited March 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Excellent performance venue- check what's on when you're visiting Melbourne- and, it's a short tram ride from the CBDd”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Arts Center is an excellent performance venue, offering a broad array of world class performances.

If you are visiting Melbourne, it's worth checking the guide to see what's on.

You are likely to find a variety of entertainment opportunities, from ballet, opera, live theater, through to the Spiegeltent.

Also, the location on the South Bank of the Yarra lends itself to a stroll either before or after a visit.

It's readily accessible: there's a tram stop outside- a short ride from the CBD- catch the tram in Swanston Street.

If you're feeling energetic, it's a pleasant stroll from the CBD.

Highly recommended

Visited March 2013
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