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Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection Store

Architect: Roy Grounds

City of Melbourne | C33

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Arts Centre Melbourne’s Australian Performing Arts Collection is the national leader amongst specialist performing arts collections in Australia. Established in 1975, it is formally recognised as a State collection and encompasses the history of circus, dance, music, opera and theatre. The Collection features over 600,000 items including costumes, designs, photographs, set models, puppets, props, posters, programs and archives. These items are used regularly for exhibition and research by curatorial staff, historians, performers, publishers, researchers and other collecting institutions. This guided tour will go behind-the-scenes to see some of the most iconic objects from the Australian Performing Arts Collection. 

Bookings open Friday 13 July 8:30 am until booked out, visit:

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Need to Know

  • Open: Sat & Sun 10am-3pm - Booking required for this building

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: The Australian Performing Arts Collection Store

  • Special Note: Visitors must arrive at Hamer Hall Cloak Room 10 minutes prior to their tour time to get their names checked off the list and belongings cloaked. Latecomers unfortunately cannot be admitted.

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, running for 30minutes, in groups of 10. Bookings open on Friday 13 July 8:30 am (single release) until booked out.

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Age Restrictions: 12 years and above

  • Facilities: Toilets, Food and beverage available

  • Access: Limited mobility

  • Year Built: 1982, 2012

  • Transport: Tram stop 14: Arts Centre/St Kilda Rd on routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72

  • Photo Credit: Australian Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne

  • Tour Type: Pre-booked

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100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3006, VIC


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