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Experience Melbourne’s Arts Precinct

Start and end your Melbourne arts outing at Southgate. Melbourne is renowned as Australia’s cultural capital, and nowhere else is this more evident than in Southbank’s Arts Precinct located right next door to Southgate, home to Melbourne’s leading performing arts companies, venues, galleries and more.

The Arts Precinct includes the city’s premier concert venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne home to the infamous ‘spire’, NGV International, Sidney Myer Music Bowl as well as the Melbourne Recital Centre, MTC Southbank Theatre, Malthouse Theatre and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Australia’s leading performing arts companies perform annual seasons in the precinct and include the Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company, Opera Australia and more to name a few. NGV International is also home to the annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, presenting a major international arts exhibition from galleries around the world exclusively to Melbourne.

For latest event information on what’s on at Hamer Hall and Arts Centre Melbourne venues visit

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There’s plenty more of the arts to experience around Southgate within our very own vibrant restaurant precinct. Sit back and relax in our very own Southgate Cinema, explore the range of Be Free art installations, admire the atrium sculpture Riverside Corolla, or pose for a photo with our very own colourful mosaic Ophelia, positioned on the promenade at the entrance to the centre.

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