Arts Centre Melbourne reveals details and dates for its next phase of re-opening

Arts Centre Melbourne reveals details and dates for its next phase of re-opening

Photo by Jayden Ostwald
Words by Kate Streader

The next stage will feature an outdoor performance series, the return of the Australian Music Vault and more.

Arts Centre Melbourne has announced its next stage of re-opening, set to unfold across January and early February.

While the ghost lights will stay on in the venue’s performance spaces for a little while longer, Melbourne music lovers will be treated to a new outdoor performance series featuring local musicians titled Vault Sessions: Live & Lo-Fi, marking the re-launch of Australian Music Vault.

Kicking off on Friday January 15, Vault Sessions: Live & Lo-Fi will take place from 5:30pm on Friday and Saturday afternoons on the forecourt.

A special First Nations Playlist curated by Yorta Yorta musician Allara will also be played across all venue spaces, sharing tracks from over 80 First Nations artists, spanning tales of heartbreak, healing, survival, resilience and growth.

Arts Centre Melbourne will also welcome back Bombini Buzz and The Barre backyard in late January and early February, respectively, as well as unveiling Me & Uoo-Uoo, two public art sculptures celebrating the 150th anniversary of The Royal Children’s Hospital, on Wednesday January 20.

Ongoing conversations with the Victorian government and the Department of Health and Human Services will decide the next steps for Art Centre Melbourne’s re-opening, with a series by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in March at Hamer Hall earmarked as the venue’s first ticketed event for 2021.

“We are dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming space alongside all cultural, hospitality and retail offerings across the Melbourne Arts Precinct,” said Arts Centre Melbourne CEO, Claire Spencer AM.

“Every step that we take will ensure that being COVIDSafe is at the centre of what we do and we will be transparent on the things we are doing to make our spaces safe for all.”

For more information, visit the Arts Centre Melbourne website

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