Darebin Arts Centre

Darebin Arts Centre is Preston’s premier arts venue. We are excited to be reopening in February for performances, and can't wait to welcome you back. Find out about our spaces, ticketing, events and how to get here.

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

Darebin Arts Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge their deep connection to the land, their heritage and culture which includes their Songlines, Storylines, art and creativity.

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

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 8470 8280.

Please be advised that Darebin Arts Centre is open to the public for ticketed performances and events only.

Find us

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


 Foreground audience watching a band playing on Darebin Arts Centre stage

DAC has a range of flexible spaces available for your next event, from full-venue festivals, to professional live performances, and meeting rooms.

Speak percussion assembly performing. Two women and a man all dressed in black on stage.  Playing percussion made from everyday objects. Using paper, packaging, electronic toys and traditional objects.

Find about more about our licensees who have Darebin Arts Centre as their base.

Lady in foreground, women choosing food from table in foyer

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

People sitting outside in the sunshine on turqouise blue chairs and the audience watching an outside performance of Jay Dagbar and Sughosh Mosale Seetharam

Information about transport options, accessibility of facilities, and access tickets for those who identify as living with a disability.