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 Centre (DAC)

Darebin Arts Centre is conveniently located 20 minutes from Melbourne's CBD and also the airport and is the ideal venue for artistic performances, developments, functions and meetings.

The venue provides a fully-equipped proscenium arch theatre, including orchestra pit and counter-weight flys system, and seating for up to 385. It also has available a range of versatile spaces which can be used for presentations, training days, as well as rehearsal developments and classes. The venue has a licensed bar offering drinks, snacks, and barista coffee. Catering can also be provided for meetings and functions.

A large on-site car park adds to the convenience and versatility of this venue, including 6 access car parks.

To discuss hiring any of our available spaces, please contact us on 03 8470 8280.

It's quick and easy to book any of the spaces at Darebin Arts Centre online:

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Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre (NTHAC)

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.

Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre is currently closed for building works.

We are not accepting any bookings at this time.

To discuss using this venue, please contact us on 03 8470 8280

It's quick and easy to book any of the spaces at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre online:

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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.


Emma Hamilton

A public art gallery for the City of Darebin, housing art, gardens and café on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people.

Banner Image: Darebin Arts Centre lit to acknowledge National Sorry Day 2021. Image: Merin Trebilcock

Darebin Arts Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the traditional owners of the land and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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

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