Arts Centre Melbourne Collections Store

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Arts Centre Melbourne is Australia’s largest performing arts venue. Guides will take cardies on tours of the Australian Music Vault, Research Centre and Archives Store.

The Australian Music Vault is an exhibition showcasing Australian music, digital participatory experiences and iconic objects from the Australian Performing Arts Collection.

The Research Centre provides access to the Australian Performing Arts Collection and reference library for study into performing arts history. This is a valuable resource for academics, students, historians, genealogists, authors, documentary makers, designers, performers and other arts practitioners. 

The Archives Store houses the Australian Performing Arts Collection (APAC), which is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of Australia’s circus, dance, music, opera and theatre heritage.

Collecting began in the late 1970s and two early major acquisitions were the J. C. Williamson Theatre Archive and the Dame Nellie Melba Collection. Today, the collection holds over 680,000 items, including major acquisitions from Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Barry Humphries, Bell Shakespeare and The Australian Ballet.

Getting There

Meet at 6.30pm sharp in the Hamer Hall foyer.

The closest train station is Flinders Street Station.

Trams that stop in front of Arts Centre Melbourne, “Arts Precinct” stop number 14: Routes 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72. This tram stop is fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs.


All tour areas are wheelchair accessible. This is a ‘walking’ tour of three locations within the Arts Centre.

Continue the conversation

Join us for dinner and drinks from 7:45pm at The Barre, Arts Centre (spire) buildling.

14th February 2020 from  6:30 PM to  9:30 PM
100 St Kilda Road
Hamer Hall
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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