ArtPlayArtPlay is a place where children - from babies to 12 year olds - can explore their creativity and share unique artistic experiences with professional artists.

We have more than 300 workshops, events and performances every year. There are short workshops for young children and extended creative experiences for older children. The artists, workshop content and participants reflect Melbourne's diversity.

Bookings are required for most workshops, however there are also free drop-in events available. Be sure to check out what's on before dropping by.

Let your imagination out to play!

Creativity & Play

An inspiring studio space for children to explore their creativity, experiment with different media and develop new ways of thinking.

A playground and surrounding open space that offers children the freedom to play, laugh and have fun.

Access for all

A program and space designed for children of all abilities with special features for children who have physical disabilities.


Children working together and alongside professional artists to create shared outcomes, developing empathy and team spirit along the way.

Common Ground

A new meeting place in Birrarung Marr for children and families to come together on the site of traditional common ground.

Identity & Connection

An everyday celebration of Melbourne's diversity: children are encouraged to explore and share their individual and cultural identity by making art.

An arts centre dedicated to involving children in the city's cultural life through program partnerships with Melbourne's communities and festivals.

Getting there

ArtPlay is easy to find in Birrarung Marr, the park directly behind Federation Square along the Yarra River.

From Flinders Street Station: cross over Swanston Street towards Federation Square and follow the river along Princes Walk until you see the playground on the left-hand side. ArtPlay is the red brick building next to the playground.

From Federation Square carpark: Take the lift or stairs down to the ground level and exit through the door facing out to the playground. Cross over the playground; ArtPlay is the red brick building next to it.

❊ Address & Contact ❊

ArtPlay⊜ Princes Walk Melbourne | Map
Princes WalkMelbourne
03 9658 7880

❊ Web Links ❊


❊ Also See... ❊

Birrarung Marr

❊ COVID-19 Notice ❊

Many locations have gone into lockdown as the state takes action to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

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