About Arts House

Arts House, as a key program of the City Of Melbourne, is Melbourne’s centre for contemporary and experimental performance and interactive artforms, providing a nexus for cultural expression and social connection in a city environment.  We support new and diverse ways to make and experience art. We produce and present art which is participatory and experiential, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary, curated through a balance of provocation, responsiveness and collaboration with artists and audiences.

About Dancehouse

Dancehouse is the centre for independent dance in Melbourne and the only organisation of this kind in Australia. Through its programs of residencies, performance, training and research, Dancehouse is a space for developing challenging, invigorating, and socially engaged moving art.

Dancehouse creates an environment where creative risk, independent career paths, collaborative relationships and critical discourse can flourish. Dancehouse is also a crucial link to a network of artists, movement practices and organisations, in Australia and internationally.

At the vanguard of contemporary dance, Dancehouse is profoundly committed to presenting rigorous, cutting-edge and challenging research and performance, thus playing a significant role in the development of innovative dance, new audiences and ongoing artistic enquiry.

About Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre is at once a treasured building, a theatre company, a creative site and an engine for change.

Malthouse Theatre is dedicated to an ongoing conversation with audiences of exciting diversity and character.

This conversation chooses contemporary theatre as its vehicle: a compelling annual program of adventurous, multi-disciplinary work inspired by writers, directors, designers, choreographers, audio artists and performers.

Here, the combined possibilities of all live arts are offered centre stage – for entertainment, for inspiration, and even for fun.

The quality, depth and longevity of this relationship between artists and audiences are at the heart of everything we do and our creative aspirations are driven by three values: Risk, Rigour and Quest.

Malthouse Theatre has three formal theatre spaces: the Merlyn, Beckett and Tower Theatres.