The Melbourne Arts Precinct is the premier creative and cultural destination in Melbourne.

The precinct includes Federation Square, the State Theatre, Hamer Hall, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and the National Gallery of Victoria.

It’s home to the most visited art gallery and busiest performing arts centre in Australia, the best arts education and training institutions, iconic architecture, galleries, theatres, music venues, studios, creative co-working spaces and more.

NGVC view from ABC

Midday render of winning concept design for NGV Contemporary by Angelo Candalepas and Associates, viewed from the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Kavanagh Street. Render by Darcstudio.

Inside view of NGVC

Daytime render of café in winning concept design for NGV Contemporary by Angelo Candalepas and Associates. Render by Secchi Smith.

The Victorian Government has invested $1.7 billion to deliver the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation project.

The project includes:

  • New connections and improved access to the precinct from the city, Southbank and beyond
  • The Fox: NGV Contemporary, a new gallery dedicated to contemporary art and design – set to be the largest of its kind in Australia
  • Upgrading the heritage State Theatre to improve accessibility, seating, acoustics, back of house facilities, new rehearsal spaces and two new loading docks to ensure the theatres can continue delivering world-class performances
  • A unique new 18,000 square metre public parkland in the heart of the precinct
  • Underground shared services that will ensure the seamless and sustainable operations of the precinct and its venues

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