An easy walk from the city centre across the Yarra River on Princess Bridge, the Arts Centre and its environs is another focal point for Festival Melbourne2006 with exhibitions, outdoor theatre, live music and more.
Australia’s premier physical theatre company, Legs on the Wall, will perform a specially commissioned aerial show on the northern wall of NGV International.
And the Arts Centre Lawn will be transformed into The Beach at the Arts Centre for the duration of the Games, with live bands belting out the sounds of summer, beach games, bathing boxes, roving performers and lots and lots of sand. There’s also spectacular outdoor theatre in the Arts Centre Forecourt, an Indigenous exhibition and cabaret in the Arts Centre’s Blackbox and a program of remarkable exhibitions at venues in the immediate vicinity, including the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art on Sturt Street, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery on Dodds Street, and NGV International on St Kilda Road.
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Where to Find the Arts Centre PrecinctThe Arts Centre is located at 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. NGV International is located at 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Victorian College of the Arts Gallery is located in Dodds Street, Southbank The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is located at 111 Sturt Street, Southbank The Langham Hotel is located at 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank.
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Nearest Games Venues
Royal Botanic Gardens Circuit
Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, the venue for the Cycling Road Race events, are located approximately 2.5km south-east of the city centre.
View transport information for travelling to Royal Botanic Gardens.
Multi Purpose Venue (Melbourne Park)
Located approximately 2km east of the city centre, right next to the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, the Multi Purpose Venue (Melbourne Park) is the location for both the Basketball and Netball finals and the Track Cycling events.
View transport information for travelling to Multi Purpose Venue (Melbourne Park).
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
Located directly south-west of the city centre, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre will host badminton, weightlifting and boxing events.
View transport information for travelling to Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
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