State Theatre

State Theatre

State TheatreAs you wait for some grand opera, ballet or musical theatre production to commence on one of the largest stages in the world, sit and relax in one of two thousand comfy seats in the State Theatre and tilt your head back a little to take in the amazing ceiling of brass cups.

The State Theatre is home to two of our fabulous resident companies: The Australian Ballet and Opera Australia.

Keeping the show you're about to see a tantalising mystery is the 'stately', majestic, famous curtain, designed by Graham Bennett, emblazoned with hand-painted Victorian wildflowers, the state's Coat of Arms and an outspread lyrebird's tail. The curtain was donated by the former State Bank of Victoria when the theatre opened in 1984.

Hiding behind the curtain is a huge stage that's equivalent to the floor space of eight suburban homes.

Before the lights go down, try counting those 75,000 tiny brass cups decorating the ceiling. Each one is drilled with several holes to ensure the fire sprinklers hidden behind them are in excellent working order!

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Extensive roadworks are now underway around the Arts Centre Melbourne precinct. Please ensure you plan your journey and allow extra travel time.
For more info visit:

St Kilda Road Service Lane outside the Theatres Building and Hamer Hall is closed to private vehicles and taxis. Drop off and/or pick up is not currently available in this location.


Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park
Arts Centre Melbourne's undercover car park is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The car park entrance is located at the corner of Sturt and Kavanagh St Southbank (behind Arts Centre Melbourne).

For further information on car parking call (03) 9281 8012 or visit our

Australian Ballet Car Park
The Australian Ballet car park is located across the road from Arts Centre Melbourne.
2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006 |

Southbank Car Park
Southgate Avenue, Southbank. Access via City Road or Southgate Avenue.

Public Transportation
Arts Centre Melbourne is a short walk from Flinders Street Station, a short walk or trams and buses along St Kilda Road.

Box Office
For Box Office or ticket enquires please phone 1300 182 183*
*Mon-Sat: 9am - 8.30pm, Sun & Public Holidays: 10am - 5pm.
Hours are subject to change due to performance times.

Group bookings for events at Arts Centre Melbourne should in the first instance be directed to Ticketmaster Group Bookings on (03) 9685 2477.

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State Theatre⊜ 100 St Kilda Rd Melbourne | Map
100 St Kilda RdMelbourne
Bookings: 1300 182 183

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