Arts Centre Melbourne – The Pavilion Room
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic 3000
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic 3000
Arts Centre Melbourne is a couple of minutes’ walk from Flinders Street Station or take any tram (except tram no.1) along St Kilda Road and disembark at Arts Centre Melbourne stop number 14.
Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park
4 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3004
Entry to Arts Centre Melbourne’s car park is located on the corner of Sturt and Kavanagh Streets, Southbank and is easily accessed from St Kilda Road / Southbank Boulevard (via Kavanagh Street) and Alexandra Avenue / City Road (please note: access from Alexandra Avenue / City Road is only southbound).
Arts Centre Melbourne’s carpark is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers undercover parking for 800 vehicles. Wheelchair access is available on all levels of the carpark.
Early Bird – $17
Monday to Friday – Enter by 10am and exit by 6:30pm*
Day – $35
Monday to Friday – Enter after 10am and exit by 7pm
*Overstay charges apply at the rate of $5 per hour up to a daily maximum of $40
What’s On Melbourne June 2021
As events will continue to be added in the lead up to June, it’s recommended to keep an eye on the below sites for updates.
The best way to access all of Visit Victoria’s content, is at it’s media hub, https://contenthub.visitvictoria.com/ . You will need to register and it’s all copyright free for you to use.
A whole world of events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever the season, the city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Drawing guests from across Australia and around the globe, Melbourne’s busy events calendar is sure to excite.
26 May – 6 June
RISING is a surge of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne.
Ambitious in scale and impact, RISING will begin on the evening of the total lunar eclipse in May 2021. Over 12 nights, festivity and late-night culture will intersect with huge moments spanning the emerging and iconic, the epic and intimate.
From a program of free and ticketed events, interlocking circles of experience and connection will reverberate through the city’s laneways, venues and public spaces. RISING is a bold, provocative, illuminating expression of Melbourne now.
13 May – 17 October
Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation in ACMI’s latest Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.
Shown in Australia for the very first time, this exhibition contains original sketches and rare artworks from 1928 to the present day, including the latest release Raya and the Last Dragon, exclusive to Melbourne. See over 500 artworks from your favourite animations. Don’t miss the chance to see how animators use colour to express emotions and the technical skill of crafting character and storytelling. You can even step inside a scene from the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Join your six favourite friends at their favourite café for a night of unstoppable laughs with a new musical that lovingly lampoons the beloved NBC sitcom. Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates the misadventures of our favourite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.
It’s a seemingly typical day in New York coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear.
Follow Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe as they navigate life and friendship, all the while reliving favourite moments from the smash hit TV show. Friends! The Musical Parody plucks the best moments from the show’s decade long run and recreates the moments through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp.
Every Sunday Arts Centre Melbourne’s favourite local artisans set up stalls along St Kilda Road to show case their unique, handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies.
Stallholders are selected based on the originality and quality of their wares – so there’s plenty to capture your imagination, such as scarves, jewellery, photography, accessories, clothing, gourmet goodies and more. You’ll be sure to find a unique gift or treat for yourself, meet the makers and artists and learn all about their products and what inspires their work. By purchasing direct from the makers you’ll be supporting their work in what’s been a difficult year for everyone and you get to take home a one-of-a kind treasure.
4 June – 3 October
In an international exclusive, the National Gallery of Victoria presents a major exhibition of more than 100 masterworks of French Impressionism in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, an institution renowned world-wide for its rich holdings of Impressionist paintings.
Part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition series, French Impressionism features works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt and more – including 79 works that have never-before-been exhibited in Australia.
These important loans from the MFA’s iconic collection provide the rare opportunity to see a significant grouping of Impressionist masterworks in Australia.
From 25 February
J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – the story continues on stage. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director. The play has also won six Tony Awards on Broadway, including best play. The Princess Theatre is the Australian home to Harry Potter and The Cursed Child which is exclusively playing in Melbourne
Every weekend over June
Truffle Melbourne are Australia’s largest celebration of the joys of the fresh truffle. Each winter, over 40,000 people come together for a weekend of truffle love.
Established in 2014, the event’s program attracts thousands of dedicated foodies and the simply curious to its program of over 50 events. The free festival weekend at Queen Victoria Market has become the largest truffle celebration outside Europe. Affordable truffle tastes and a great entertainment program last year attracted 40,000 to the Market – it is not to be missed.
The Truffle Melbourne’s Dining Program features different cuisines with exquisite truffle dishes and feasts catering for every taste and budget. Truffle Melbourne partners with restaurants across Melbourne and regional Victoria to showcase the truffle right through winter.
12 June – 31 January 2022
Some of the world’s biggest, rarest, oldest and most fascinating treasures are landing at Melbourne Museum, all the way from London, for the whole family to enjoy. Journey through the natural world and marvel at the objects that changed the course of scientific history.
For the first time in Australia, don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to discover new worlds, and experience the magic of a visit to the Natural History Museum. From the unique or extremely rare to the mysterious and astonishing, get up close and personal with over 200 artefacts whose colourful stories unlock the mysteries of life. With treasures such as Charles Darwin’s personal collection that inspired his theory of evolution, and a 200 million-year-old Ichthyosaurus fossil found by English fossil collector Mary Anning when she was just 11 years old, you’ll be inspired to see the world – our biggest treasure – in a completely different light.
Friday and Saturday 4pm – 10pm 16 April -31 Dec
On Fridays and Saturdays, Chinatown Melbourne Market brings you the ultimate hawker-style outdoor laneway dining experience in the heart of Melbourne CBD.
From dumplings to noodles, BBQ skewers to desserts – Indulge yourself with a large variety of street food, merchandise and memorabilia Melbourne’s Chinatown has to offer.
3 – 12 June
New York Dialects pairs two revered classics from George Balanchine, the great game-changer of ballet, with the world premiere of a brand-new work created for The Australian Ballet by 21st-century innovator Pam Tanowitz.
Serenade is considered one of the greatest works of the 20th century and was the first work George Balanchine made on American dancers. If Serenade is Balanchine at his most lyrical, The Four Temperaments is the epitome of Balanchine’s stark neo-classical style: dancers in black and white leotards and tights performing stripped-back ballet steps skewed in unexpected directions.
Pam Tanowitz has created work for New York City Ballet and The Royal Ballet, as well as modern-dance companies of Martha Graham and Paul Taylor. She will bring her vision for ensemble choreography and her fresh approach to gender roles to a work using the male dancers of The Australian Ballet.
Visit https://www.visitvictoria.com/events for everything and everything that is going on in the state of Victoria. Some highlights:
- The Peninsula – The Mornington Winter Festival, the best wineries with stand-out restaurants to visit, spas etc
- Bendigo – The Mary Quant exhibition: Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary – Bendigo & Heathcote (bendigoregion.com.au)
- Daylesford town and Hepburn Springs bathhouse & spa.