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Posted 20 Apr 2017 @ 12:27pm

In collaboration with the 2017 Yirramboi First Nations Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne presents two of the most crucial voices to represent our Aboriginal community.


Emma Donovan & The Putbacks will pay tribute to pioneering singer/songwriter Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach brings his new album Let Love Rule to the stage a night later.
Donovan is a soul and funk...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 8:50pm

In town to spruik his new show ’Tis a Pity She’s a Piglet (an examination of a concept he’s coined “literal surrealism”), Paul Foot is everything you’d hope. He’s all wide-eyed and mulleted, mod strides and razor sharp ties, treading the line of eccentric geek goes cool AF. He’s smart, impeccably courteous, funny, awkward and weird, all of which culminates with him pretending to be a deer and...

Posted 26 Mar 2017 @ 11:00pm

Phill Jupitus is a master of many realms. As an actor, performance poet, cartoonist, musician, improvisational comedian and podcast host – as well as a regular guest on QI and Team Captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks for 19 years – he's gathered an incredible and eclectic skill set. Having just finished performing in the recent stage musical run of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jupitus is ecstatic...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 4:20pm

Legendary Australian theatre troupe Bell Shakespeare are bringing one of the Bard's most iconic tales to Melbourne. 


First performed in 1593, Richard 3 paints a portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath that manipulates his way to the ruling class, slaughtering his family, marries his victim's widow and betrays his allies - all in a quest to become king. 

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 11:09pm

The free exhibition will showcase a series of artists’ films, photographs and installations from Southeast Asia’s pioneering performance artists.


It’s one of the driving forces in contemporary art across Southeast Asia and its cultural resonance means that performance art is one of the region's most popular creative endeavours.
Political Acts: Pioneers of...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 12:45pm


Tell us about your show. I play a character called Rhonda Butchmore – an homage to stage legend Rhonda Burchmore – and in this show I am giving the audience backstage tours of Arts Centre Melbourne as Rhonda with my comedy partner Kyle Minall. Whilst you get to see real backstage locations and learn real facts about the building, Rhonda also throws in a few of her own stories for a...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 4:57pm



Pandering can be a difficult art. It’s inherently cheap, but often an irresistible ploy. Hannibal Buress sometimes opened the US stops of his ‘Hannibal Montanabal’ tour by doing the opposite: playing footage of Chicago teams destroying the hometown teams of the respective tour leg before taking the stage. But tonight in Melbourne, support DJ Tony Trimm did pander, playing...

Posted 6 Oct 2016 @ 3:38pm

The world famous duo are set to perform the premiere of epic comedy art performance, Airplay, at the Arts Centre this summer.


Exclusive to Melbourne, Airplay will feature the comic physicality of Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone paired with artist Daniel Wurtzel's mesmerising air sculptures.
Directed by West Hyler, the work boasts flying umbrellas, huge balloons,...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 11:34am

“Poetry holds a mirror to society, and shows what that society is going through. It’s authentic and truthful, and yes, sometimes dark, but that was the basis for Ancient Rain.” Filled with excitement over the world premiere of Ancient Rain, Camille O’Sullivan sounds like she’s singing at all times; her melodic voice floats around as she talks about the raw and honest part that poetry plays in...

Posted 9 Aug 2016 @ 11:02am

William Golding’s classic novel will come to life in an Australian premiere from world renowned choreographer and director Sir Matthew Bourne OBE. 


Lord of the Flies' legendary characters will be brought to life in a production focusing on raw physicality, emotional intensity and breathtaking performances by a cast of New Adventures professional dancers from the UK,...


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