Theatre - There are dozens of theatres in
Melbourne and a constantly changing schedule of programmes
to suit all tastes. Offerings range from musicals
to Shakespeare to serious new plays. Many productions
are staged each week in Melbourne, ranging from mainstream
musicals to experimental works. The beautifully restored
Her Majesty's and Princess Theatres
are a treat and offer a wide ranging programme.
For entertaining stage and screen show, proceed to
the area next to South Bank. This is where Melbourne's
arts and leisure precinct is. A number of major arts
and stage theatres are located here.
1) Victoria Arts Centre
100 St Kilda Road
Telephone: (+61) 03 9281 8000
Home to Australia’s premier performing arts companies. Its also have showcase Broadway music, ballet, musical show etc. There is a small Performing Arts Museum that displays theatre memorabilia.
2) Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts
Dallas Brooke Drive
Telephone: (+61) 03 9654 6422
Exhibition includes solo and group shows across all contemporary media. Also have lectures, forums and performances on current issues.
3) National Gallery of Victoria
8 Annerley Road
Telephone: +61 (0)7 3891 3900
This 1888 theatre with Italian style exterior design, is a place for smaller and self funding theatre production.
4) IMAX Theatre - Melbourne
Melbourne Museum Complex
Rathdowne Street, Carlton
Telephone: (+61) 03 9663 5454
Experience the largest and most exciting film format in the world. Features a screen 23 X 31 metres wide with digital sound.