Get some drama in your life with the range of international artworks, soaring symphonies, classical ballet performances, conceptual art and emerging thespians that are stuffed inside Melbourne's bulging arts pocket.
A journey of artistic discovery
Make your way along the Yarra River's south bank to St Kilda Road and begin your exploration of the arts precinct. Catch a theatre premiere at the Arts Centre, or big-name productions with international stars at the home of the Australian Ballet. Take in blockbuster art at NGV International, and see the artists of the future in training at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Wander further south to Southbank Theatre, home of the Melbourne Theatre Company, and on to the Melbourne Recital Centre, an artistic bridge over to the boundary-pushing Malthouse Theatre and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), where innovation is relentlessly pursued.
Impressive inside and out
It's what's inside that counts, but in Melbourne's arts precinct the exterior is pretty important too. Stroll around before your performance begins to see the iconic Arts Centre spire, the NGV's famed water wall, the Recital Centre's honeycomb facade, the glowing tubes adorning Southbank Theatre, and ACCA's distinctive rusty steel exterior.