Darebin Arts Centre

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.

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 R. 

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.

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

Find us

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


DAC Foyer during Open Day 2019

DAC has a range of flexible spaces available for your next event, including professional live performances and meeting rooms for conferences.

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.

Decibels gig 2023

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.