Guided Tours and Exhibitions

Arts Centre Melbourne


It made me see more of my world and understand that the performing arts is valued. I also thought that I could one day perform on one of those stages.
Student, Keilor Downs College

Our children have never been in a building so impressive and inspiring. The guides were absolutely amazing, they were very informative, spoke at the right level and made our children so very welcome.
Teacher, East Loddon P-12

Discover the stories, history and secrets of the labyrinth beneath the famous Arts Centre Melbourne spire.

The land on which Arts Centre Melbourne sits has long been a place of gathering, storytelling, song, ceremony, celebration and commemoration for our First Nations people.

Guided tours of Arts Centre Melbourne invite students to discover how Australia’s largest performing arts centre continues that tradition of storytelling and celebration to this day.

Students will be given a sneak peek into how this cultural and architectural landmark and home of world-class music, dance, theatre and opera companies runs 7 days a week. They will learn about our buildings, explore the acoustics of sound, discover how performers tell stories and try on costumes.

The primary school tour focuses on the wonder of performance, while the secondary school tour has a focus on roles within the performing arts to support students in learning about how they may become involved.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

Shows for Schools not only gathers all the great available shows, it also makes booking easier!

Please Note:
TICKET PRICES: If the cost of attending an education program at Arts Centre Melbourne is a significant barrier for your students, then you might be eligible for support through Arts Centre Melbourne’s subsidy program, the First Call Fund.

OCCASIONAL RESTRICTED ACCESS: We are a live performing arts venue, meaning that some venues may not be available due to operational requirements. Specifically, if you are also attending a performance with your students on the same day as your tour.

More Reviews

My students were in awe of Arts Centre Melbourne. They were struck by the glamour of the venue and variety of theatres. The majority of my students hadn't been into a theatre before, so it was wonderful for them to gain access to this beautiful and inspir
Natalie McFall, Keilor Downs College

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Music, The Arts - Visual Arts, History



Dance, Drama, Exhibition, Music Theatre, Physical Theatre, Visual Arts


1 hour


$12 per student. Minimum charge is for 15 students ($180)


Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Monday – Friday
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM

PRESS the green button to directly contact the booking team!

Enquiry/Booking Request