Plan your visit
To get the most out of your ballet experience at the Arts Centre Melbourne please read the following information. For more detailed information please also visit the Arts Centre Melbourne's official website at artscentremelbourne.com.au.
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Arts Centre Melbourne is located at 100 St Kilda Rd, just minutes away from the CBD. It's a short walk across the bridge from Flinders Street train station, and close to the trams and buses of St Kilda Road. Information about transport to help you plan your visit is available on the Arts Centre Melbourne's website at artscentremelbourne.com.au.
Parking is available at The Australian Ballet Centre, conveniently located behind Arts Centre Melbourne on Kavanagh St.
To ensure a comfortable visit to the State Theatre please place large bags, long umbrellas and brief cases at the cloak room located in the Smorgon Family Plaza. This service is free.
Drinking and dining
For the comfort and convenience of all patrons, latecomers will only be admitted into the theatre at a suitable break in the program.
Photography and audio/video recording
It is strictly prohibited to take photos or audio/video recordings at any performance by The Australian Ballet.
Mobile phones must be turned off prior to a performance.
The Australian Ballet and Arts Centre Melbourne endeavour to accommodate the individual needs of patrons wherever possible. The best way to check theatre accessibility is by visiting artscentremelbourne.com.au/visit/accessibility. Alternatively, please phone The Australian Ballet customer experience team on 1300 369 741 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your access needs.
Access for patrons using a wheelchair
Facilities are available at the Arts Centre Melbourne for patrons using a wheelchair. Please inform The Australian Ballet customer experience team or the Arts Centre Melbourne Box Office of your requirements when booking tickets. Call the Information Desk at the Arts Centre Melbourne on 03 9281 8298 at least 24 hours prior to the performance to arrange assistance, if required.
A hearing system is available in all Arts Centre Melbourne venues*. The system utilises an FM signal, providing coverage to all seats in the venues via headphones or neck-loops available from the venue ushers. This system can also be used for guided tours and small meetings in our buildings. For further enquiries please contact Arts Centre Melbourne’s Disability Access Manager on (03) 9281 8503 during business hours.
*At this stage, the Pavilion is not currently set up for assistive hearing.
The Australian Ballet, in conjunction with Vision Australia, offer an audio description service for vision impaired patrons to selected performances. Contact The Australian Ballet customer experience team on 1300 369 741 for further details.
Guide dogs are permitted in the theatre.
Venue terms and conditions
All patrons are bound by the conditions of entry printed on the reverse of their ticket. Please read carefully. Under 30, children 18 years and under, seniors and pensioners must provide appropriate proof of entitlement when booking at a concession rate.
If a member of your group holds a concession ticket for a performance but is unable to attend, we are happy for you to give the ticket to a friend.
Proof of entitlement should also be carried when attending performances. All patrons, irrespective of age, must hold a valid ticket to gain admission to a performance. For more information please read about our price types and concessions.
If a member of your subscription group holds a concession ticket for a performance but is unable to attend, we are happy for you to give the ticket to a friend. Please note, however, that an upgrade fee may apply if the ticket is to be used by a patron not eligible for the same concession. Upgrades can be made any time up to performance date, including the day of the performance, at the Arts Centre Melbourne Box Office only.
Please refer to the venue’s conditions of entry: artscentremelbourne.com.au/en/conditions-of-entry
Performance and cast details
Casting for each performance is published on our website approximately one week before opening night. A cast sheet will be handed out at the performance. In an effort to be sustainable, one cast sheet is handed out per person. Casting is subject to change due to illness or any unavoidable causes.
Seating Reserve Guide
Premium: Centrally positioned seats in high-demand that give the best views.
A-Reserve: Excellent seats that offer clear and unrestricted views.
B-Reserve: Very good seats that are more distant from the stage and may have minor restrictions on side of stage views.
C-Reserve: These seats may be positioned further from the stage and may have restricted views of some peripheral elements of the ballet. Among the lower-cost seats, these offer the best value. These seats may be located to the rear or side of the auditorium and have restricted view of some peripheral elements of the ballet. Among the lower-cost seats, these offer the best value.
D-Reserve: These seats are located in the rear or sides of the theatre and have[MR1] a restricted view. These seats are located in the extreme rear or sides of the theatre, and have a restricted view; however, the centre of the stage is still clearly visible.
E-Reserve/Restricted view: These seats are at the rear of the balcony in the State Theatre (Arts Centre Melbourne), and on the extreme sides of the loge in the Joan Sutherland Theatre (Sydney Opera House). These seats have significant sightline restrictions, and are recommended for a music-only experience.