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Production Centre Tours

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Our costume wonderland

  • Duration

    60 mins

  • Ticket price range


  • Suitable for

    Ages 16+

Discover the enchanting world of The Australian Ballet's Production Centre. Based in Altona, 13 kilometres southwest of Melbourne’s central business district, the purpose built 10,000 square metre wonderland has been designed to safeguard our priceless collection. Delve into the history of The Australian Ballet and explore over 30,000 costumes, carefully preserved for more than 60 years, and discover the stories behind the 130 expansive containers of unique props.

Join us for an exclusive tour that takes you behind the scenes and into the heart of The Australian Ballet. Offering unprecedented access to never-before seen costumes, sketches and sets, The Australian Ballet Production Centre Tour is a unique experience that delves into the remarkable history of the company.

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Production Centre Tours important information

Here's some important info you need to know before attending Production Centre Tours:

The tour is located at:
The Australian Ballet Production Centre

71-79 Drake Boulevard
Altona, VIC 3018

We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time, as the tour will start promptly at 11am. Parking is available at the Production Centre.

Please be aware this is an English-spoken, 60-minute walking tour of the Production Centre with no bathroom breaks or opportunity to sit. Stairs are involved in the tour.

Our Production Centre is an active working environment, and there are a few rules we need you to follow to partake in this tour:

  • You must be wearing closed-toed shoes when walking through the workshop and warehouse areas of the Production Centre. If you are not wearing closed-toed shoes you will not be permitted to follow the tour in these areas. We also recommend that these be comfortable shoes as the production centre is a large space and there are stairs involved in the tour.
  • Although it may be tempting to touch set props and costumes, for your safety we ask that you refrain from doing so unless otherwise indicated by your tour guide.
  • Please listen to all instructions carefully and stay together as one group.

In many areas of the Production Centre, the temperature is equal to the temperature outside on any given day, so please dress appropriately.

Photography is strictly not permitted within the Production Centre for copyright reasons.

This tour is suitable for ages 16 and over only.

For further information:

Please visit the Step Inside events policy for further information about bookings for these tours.

If you have questions about this event that can't be found here or in the policies page, or if you need to communicate any changes about the person/s attending, please phone our Customer Experience team on 1300 369 741.

“A very big THANK YOU for an outstanding experience yesterday whilst visiting the Altona site – it could not have been more enjoyable!” Pro­duc­tion Cen­tre Tour attendee
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