Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection Store
Architect: Roy Grounds 1984
City of Melbourne | C53
Arts Centre Melbourne’s Australian Performing Arts Collection is the largest and most significant collection of Australia’s performing arts history. Established in 1975, it is formally recognised as a State collection and contains more than 610,000 items documenting 200 years of performance across theatre, music, dance and opera. Through costumes, scripts, handwritten lyrics, designs, company ephemera and photographs the collection tells the stories of our most illustrious performers and institutions including: Dame Nellie Melba, Barry Humphries, Peter Allen, Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, AC/DC, The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and many others. These items are used regularly for exhibition and research by curatorial staff, historians, performers, publishers, researchers and other collecting institutions. This special guided tour will take visitors behind-the-scenes into the archives to see some of the most iconic objects from the Australian Performing Arts Collection not normally open to the public. Places are limited. Bookings essential.
Go behind-the-scenes at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
Need to Know
Open: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 10am–3pm
Tour Type: Bookings required, FREE
Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, running 30 minutes in groups of 10
Access: Limited mobility, 12 years and above
Notes: Toilets available
Building Type: Cultural
Architecture Era: Late Twentieth Century (1961-2000)
Transport: Tram stop: Arts Precinct/St Kilda Road on route 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72
Photo Credit: Australian Performing Art Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3006, Melbourne VIC