Our venue partners have worked diligently to develop venue specific COVID-safe plans and procedures. In conjunction with our venue partners, our efforts to keep audiences, performers and staff safe include a variety of hygiene and safety measures:
- Vaccination requirements
- Mask wearing
- Contact tracing
- Hand hygiene
- Physical distancing and signage
- Regular cleaning and sanitisation
- Reduced capacities and access
- Cashless venues
Our venue partners retain the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not follow their health and safety measures.
More information can be found via our Covid-19 Information page.
Be guided by its colourful spire to this exceptional venue where world-class companies and artists regularly perform. Its proximity to the CBD and public transport makes it the ideal venue for city workers and suburbanites alike. Enjoy the convenience of a range of dining options before settling in for a performance to remember in the sumptuous Hamer Hall or the more intimate Playhouse.
- Train - Get off at Flinders Street Station in the Melbourne CBD and walk for a few minutes along St Kilda Road, over Princes Bridge and the Yarra River.
- Tram - Trams that stop in front of Arts Centre Melbourne, 'Arts Precinct' stop number 14: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72.
- Open 24 hours a day, the Arts Centre Melbourne car park entrance is accessible from 4 Sturt Street. Current special flat rate is $17 to park within a 24 hour period. The Arts Centre Melbourne car park is located just minutes from the theatres, NGV, and central Melbourne.
- In the interests of visitors safety, Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park is now a cash-free facility. Please ensure you have a valid credit or debit card to pay for your parking.
Restored to revitalise its glorious history and provide an enhanced audience experience, this extraordinary heritage building has outstanding acoustics for opera. Take advantage of the beachside location and nearby restaurants before stepping into the Palais Theatre’s foyer and marvelling at the ornate atmospheric theatre style.
The Who's Tommy 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, February & 1 March 2022
- Train - Sandringham Line to Balaclava Station - Cnr Carlisle Street and William Place, Balaclava. Take Tram 16 to Acland Street.
- Tram - Trams that stop in front of the Palais Theatre stop number 138: 16, 3a, 96
- Bus - Bus routes that include a stop near Palais Theatre: 246, 600/922/923, 606, 623
A designated taxi rank is located on Acland Street near the Carlisle Street intersection, outside the The Vineyard.
There are many parking options just a short stroll from the Palais Theatre. Visit the Palais Theatre website for full details.
There are two accessible car parking spaces in Lower Esplanade. Access is via Jacka Boulevard through the St Kilda Triangle Car Park.
Please note: Lower Esplanade access from Cavell Street is closed 3 hours prior to doors time. Cars displaying a Category 1 disabled parking permit (blue permit) are exempt from paying City of Port Phillip parking fees. If you are being dropped off at the theatre, passengers can alight vehicles on Cavell Street. Visit the Palais Theatre website for full details.
All our venues are easily accessible by car, bus, train or tram. Victorian Opera supports the use of public transport as per its sustainable development policy. Plan your public transport journey.