Arts and Exhibitions

Arts venues

Learn more about arts venues in Darebin.

We are proud to be home to three remarkable arts venues. Presenting our diverse, evolving schedule of art and cultural programming each year.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Built in 1900, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne-style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and café, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery for Darebin. It hosts contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions, a public education program including artist talks, workshops, events, and the biennial Darebin Art Prize. A selected range of Bundoora Homestead and exhibition merchandise is also available for sale.

Bundoora Homestead’s café offers a delicious range of small treats for afternoon tea. Set amidst heritage gardens and located in the elegant billiards room, it’s the perfect location for a friendly and relaxed bite to eat.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre maintains excellent disability access including a lift, on-site car parking, and is situated close to public transport.

To discuss using this venue, please contact us on 03 9496 1060

Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre

Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre is conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport and is the ideal venue for your corporate or catered event.

The venue provides a large range of rooms to suit varying event sizes and a fully equipped theatre with seating for up to 380. A large on-site car park adds to the convenience and versatility of this venue.

To discuss using this venue, please contact us on 03 8740 8282.

Northcote Town Hall

Northcote Town Hall features a magnificent Spanish deco main hall and rooftop space with panoramic views across Melbourne. A versatile venue, with a range of meeting rooms and performance spaces in the heart of Northcote’s vibrant High Street.

To discuss using this venue, please contact us on 03 9481 9500.

Other Darebin Venues

We have a range of other venues available for hire within the Council including the multipurpose community centre, community halls, and comfortable and well-equipped meeting rooms at local libraries.

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Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre outside view of building with expansive green lawn in front

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery of Darebin, hosting contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions, a public education program of artist talks, workshops and events, and the biennial Darebin Art Prize.

 

Banner Image: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, photo by Steven Harris. 

Darebin Arts Centre external hibiscus lights at night

Darebin Arts Centre is Preston’s premier arts venue. Find out about our spaces, ticketing, events and how to get here.

Front facade of Northcote Town hall during the day

Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre is a vibrant arts and cultural venue situated North of the Melbourne CBD.

A spotlighted person playing a piano, wearing a white coat and top hat, their back to the camera, with multiple clotheslines hanging white clothing above

Find out about hiring spaces at our venues in Darebin.