Darebin Arts Centre

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Darebin Arts Centre is Preston’s premier arts venue and is the home of choice for artists, creators and innovators in Melbourne’s north. 

Our mission is to provide an accessible, affordable and fit-for-purpose arts facility. The venue offers exciting opportunities for artists to engage with each other, their audiences, and the community. It includes a welcoming foyer and bar, which offers barista coffee, snacks and beverages from local suppliers.

Darebin Arts Centre 2024 has kicked off the year with a new live music programme stream 'On The Road Again', supported by Music Victoria and Triple RRR. 

Darebin Arts Centre 2024 is also refocusing on prioritising our children's programme stream, with an anticipated offering for each school holiday period.

To view these gigs and more, please visit the What's On page of our website.

Darebin Arts Centre provides a large range of rooms to suit varying event sizes and a fully-equipped Proscenium Arch Theatre with seating capacity of 385. A large on-site car park including 4 accessible car parks, as well as proximity to Bell Street Station, trams routes on High St and St Georges Rd, and arterial cycle paths, adds to the convenience and versatility of this venue.

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


  • Fully equipped proscenium arch theatre seating 385 people, with full fly-tower and orchestral pit
  • leading in-house audiovisual equipment and technical support staff
  • ticketed venue with professional in-house box office management system
  • generous, newly renovated foyer with a reception desk and refurbished bar, both with accessible height counters
  • flexible spaces available for hire, developments, classes and rehearsals
  • over 100 square metres of gallery and exhibition space
  • fully equipped commercial kitchen available for hire
  • co-working spaces available for short, medium, and long-term licenses
  • accessible entrance, reception, and theatre seating
  • assistive hearing system and bathroom facilities (including the option of gender-neutral toilets)
  • 136 free onsite car parking spaces including four accessible parking spaces.



401 Bell Street (corner Bell St & St Georges Rd), Preston 3072  View Map

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