Arts Centre Melbourne will begin to open their facilities in the Southbank arts precinct with café Protagonist and Weekend Markets from 12 December.

The re-introduction of offerings on the forecourt and surrounding areas are in accordance with regulations and reflect a focus on outdoor as well as food and beverage.

Along with the activation of Protagonist and Weekend Markets, Arts Centre Melbourne are delivering a handful of social projects including:

  • David Greybeard in support of the Jane Goodall Foundation
  • Urban Blooms, a city wide floral installation
  • Me & UooUoo an art installation in January, in partnership for the Royal Children’s Hospital 150th anniversary.

The soft opening of Arts Centre Melbourne is a monumental occasion and will mark the first time the public have been able to visit the heart of the arts since lockdown regulations were announced in March.

“It’s so exciting to have people returning to our arts precinct and an important step as we follow the roadmap to re-opening. It’s been a tough period of time for so many and we can’t wait to see happy faces enjoying the offerings that will steadily become available.”

CEO Claire Spencer AM