Melbourne has a worldwide reputation as a well-designed city full of culture and diversity. This makes it an appealing location for property investors and homeowners alike.
The culture, festivity and quality entertainment that encompasses the city has cemented Melbourne’s position has the creative hub of the country. You’ll find everything from vibrant bars, restaurants and cafes to grungy pub concerts and elegant theatre performances.
An ever-expanding calendar of Melbourne theatre performances allows residents to treat themselves to both international hits and cutting-edge local productions that push the creative envelope. St Kilda Road is known as the arts precinct of the city and is the ideal launch pad for a night out in the city.
Opened as a grand picture palace in 1929, the Regent Theatre has a long and proud history as a cultural icon of Melbourne. It features an elegant, Victorian style architecture that is breathtaking to behold. For over 80 years, the theatre has persevered through countless natural disasters and threats of demolition.
Having survived a fire, a flood, twenty years of darkness and attempts to turn it into a car park, the Regent Theatre today stands more grand and lavish than ever before. Protected by the the Victorian Heritage Register, this elegant theatre has a promising future as it continues to host some of the world’s most renowned theatre productions including The Lion King, Wicked and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Melbourne’s Princess Theatre dates back to the Gold Rush years of 1854 and is Australia’s oldest continuous entertainment venue. It is regarded by many to be Melbourne’s most spectacular landmark. The theatre boasts a long history of hosting classic, world-class stage productions including, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Dirty Dancing, Mama Mia! and The Producers.
Located right near the Old Treasury Building and Parliament House, the area around the Princess Theatre is an architectural treat for the eyes. Tourists from around the world flock to this district of Melbourne to behold its historic, gracefully constructed Victorian-era buildings.
Originally built as a brewery, the Malthouse building was donated by the original owners in 1950 for the creation and presentation of contemporary Australian theatre. Today it’s part of the Melbourne Arts Precinct in Southbank, just off St Kilda Road, and a great place to experience adventurous, cutting-edge contemporary productions.
State Theatre Melbourne
Sitting within the Arts Centre Melbourne on St Kilda Road, the State Theatre is a wonderful place for a complete theatrical experience. You can catch everything from leading dance and broadway musicals to grand opera productions and performances by The Australian Ballet.
Conceived as an atmospheric auditorium, it features one of the largest stages in the world. Like many of Melbourne’s beautiful theatre venues, walking inside the State Theatre is an experience in itself. A unique feature is its amazing ceiling decoration, where 75,000 tiny brass domes sit. The theatre itself is part of Arts Centre Melbourne, the cultural centre of the city that hosts a variety of galleries, studios, theatre and concert venues.
The Playhouse is also located within the Arts Centre Melbourne. It is one of the more modern theatre venues and is a smaller theatre that is used for plays and dance performances. Although it was designed specifically for drama performances, you catch everything from orchestral performances, operas and musical comedies. A highlight of the building is the collection of aboriginal artworks in the foyer.
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