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About Us

“Adventurous art lovers cherish the curated performance program at Arts House. It is replete with curious delights from around Australia and the world." – The Age


Who we are

Based at North Melbourne Town Hall and on the land of the Kulin Nations, Arts House is where artists and audiences gather to find new frontiers in contemporary performance. Hyperlocal and intergalactic, our development and presentation programs create new live experiences across artforms. A key program of the City of Melbourne, Arts House presents Dance Massive, the Festival of Live Art and Refuge as well as presenting art in partnership with festivals in Melbourne and nationwide. Our development programs include CultureLAB, Time_Place_Space and from 2019, Makeshift: professional development and critical discussion by artists, for artists.

Image: Aeon, Lz Dunn. Photo: Bryony Jackson Image at top: Trilogy, Nic Green. Photo: Bryony Jackson


Contact Us

To contact Arts House staff, please call or email the General Enquiries contact.

Sophie Travers General Manager

Emily Sexton Artistic Director
Olivia Anderson Producer
Sarah Rowbottam Producer
Tara Prowse Producer
Natalie Smith Dance Massive Project Coordinator
Busra Sharp Dance Massive Content Producer
Tish Brennan-Steers Dance Massive Delegate Coordinator

Claire Wilcock Marketing Manager
Ian McAnally House and Ticketing Manager
Claire Connors House and Ticketing Supervisor
Jane Noonan Communications Coordinator

Tony MacDonald Production Manager
Luke Gleeson Venue Technician

Brian Horder Business Manager
Will Box Business Administrator
Leah Pavlidis Business Support Officer
Trudy Hayter Business Support Officer

Arts House Peer Advisors Kristy Ayre Ryan M Hale Asha Bee Abrahams S.J Norman

General Enquiries (03) 9322 3720 Contact us via email

Box Office Arts House Box Office is open from 9am-5pm,  Monday to Friday, and 90 minutes prior to performances. (03) 9322 3720 Contact the box office via email

Media Ben Starick Starling Communications +61 411 029 393 Email Ben for all media enquiries


Sustainability

“Set out from the very beginning of a project to articulate some environmental guiding principles with your team, so everyone understands that these considerations are tantamount to the art, or indeed, that an environmental thinking can co-exist with art-making.’ Nicola Gunn, SANS HOTEL At Arts House, we strive to be a leader in sustainability.  We consider environmental sustainability in the making, administration and delivery of works. We have adopted greener alternatives across Arts House and promote sustainable practice across all our activities and business practices.   Some of our key sustainability initiatives include the Greenie-In-Residence Program, which saw Matt Wicking from Tipping Point spend time with us to facilitate a year-long program of workshops, consultation and networking events based on greening the arts; we have implemented a paperless ticketing system and paper-free show programs (you can view them all online); we have a very healthy compost for all staff and Arts House artists, and an edible garden on the Arts House terrace. For more information on Arts House’s approach to sustainability please be in touch.  We’d love to chat.

Image: Howl by Aphids. Photo: Sarah Walker


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