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Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner Tickets

Cnr Southbank Boulevard And Dodds Street, Southbank, VIC 3006, Australia

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Venue Information


The MTC Theatre is located at 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank 3006. The MTC Theatre is in the heart of the Yarra Arts Precinct, just a few minutes walk from Southgate, Federation Square and the Arts Centre. We’re located on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street, opposite the National Gallery of Victoria and next to the Melbourne Recital Centre and Victorian College of the Arts. Coming down Southbank Boulevard from St Kilda Road the building, with its distinctive white piping, cannot be missed.


There is very limited street parking is available near the theatre along Sturt St, Grant St and Kings Domain. Fortunately there are many secure car parks nearby. The car parks listed below are within walking distance of the MTC Theatre and the Arts Centre. Rates correct on 19 December 2008. Around THE MTC Theatre 1. Australian National Carparks 102 Sturt St 6am – Midnight M-F; 24hrs Sat, Sun & Public Holidays $7 flat rate. 2. The Ballet Centre Entry via Kavanagh St, Monday - Friday, 6.30am – 12.30am Saturday 8.30am – 1am Sunday 10am – 6.30pm Evening flat rate $14; Weekend flat rate $12-14 3. the Arts Centre Entry via Sturt St Open 24hrs Evening (after 4pm) $20 Pre-booked valet parking $30 Monday to Saturday from 6pm Booking information phone 03 9281 8012 Flinders Street 4. Secure Parking Flinders Street 114 Flinders St Open 24hrs 7 days. Weekdays evenings from $4 per hour; Friday evening & weekend flat rate $8 5. Secure Parking Flinders Gate 172-192 Flinders St 6am – Midnight (2am Fri & Sat) Evening flat rates from $9 6. Federation Square Entry via Russell St Monday to Thursday, 6:00am to midnight Friday, 6:00am to 1:00am Saturday, 8:00am to 2:00am Sunday, 8:00am to midnight Evening (after 4pm) and Weekend flat rate: $8. Southgate area 7. Wilson Parking Freshwater Place Freshwater Place (off Southbank Boulevard) Open 24 hrs Evening (after 4pm) $7, Weekend $3/hr or $9 maximum. 8. Wilson Parking Eureka Tower Cnr City Rd and Southgate Ave, Southbank, Evening (after 4pm) and Weekend rates $4/hr or $12 maximum. 9. Secure Parking Southgate Entry via City Rd or Southgate Ave, Open 24hrs Evening (after 4pm) and Weekend rates $4/hr or $8 maximum.

Public Transportation

Rail: The theatres are all within a five minute walk of Flinders Street Station. Tram: For routes travelling up and down St Kilda Road (numbers 1, 2, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72) you can get off at the Arts Centre stop and walk to all theatres. Route 1 to South Melbourne Beach goes down Southbank Boulevard, right past the MTC Theatre.

Box Office Numbers

Box Office: (03) 8688 0800.

Box Office Hours

The MTC Box Office within the MTC Theatre is open and is available for bookings, exchanges and all ticketing queries Monday to Saturday from 9am until showtime.

Box Office Payment

Visa, Mastercard, Amex & Diners.

Accessible Seating

An FM hearing system is also available in all seating areas of the Sumner at no charge upon presentation of identification to theatre ushers. Audience members receive either a headset or neck loop enabling use of ahearing aid via the T-switch. Contact the MTC Theatre on 03 8688 0800. Audio Description Service – for patrons who are blind or vision impaired Vision Australia provides free audio description for select MTC performances each season. A trained audio describer in a soundproof room reads the program notes, describes costumes and stage settings, and in between the dialogue, describes the actions and expressions of the actors. Sitting anywhere in the auditorium, audience members receive audio description through a small radio receiver with an earpiece that has been collected on arrival to the theatre. Tactile Tours - for patrons who are blind or vision impaired MTC provide tactile tours of the stage and sets prior to select Saturday matinee audio-described performances. Call Vision Australia on (03) 9864 9331 for more information. EASE ticket service Arts Access Ease Ticketing service aims to increase access to the arts for people who are disadvantaged, including people with a disability. EASE provides free and reduced price tickets, access information, a specialised seating and booking service, and access services such as captioning and audio description. Contact EASE on Voice: 03 9699 8497 TTY: 03 9699 7636 or Companion Card MTC supports the Companion Card enabling two tickets for the price of one for companion card holders. Single Ticket Sales must be made either in person at the MTC Theatre Box Office with the card provided at the time of booking, or by mail bookings, with a copy of the card enclosed. Send mail bookings to MTC Theatre 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank 3006.


The MTC Theatre is home to Script Bar & Bistro – offering pre-show dinners and post show drinks. The Arts Centre also has a number of places to eat within the Theatres Building including Cafe Vic and Curve Bar located on ground level. Nearby is also Federation Square and the Southgate Complex – both with plenty of dining options.