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 drive major curatorial platforms, such as Dance Massive, as well as presenting art in partnership with festivals in Melbourne and nationwide. Our development programs include CultureLAB, Time_Place_Space and 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

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

Tony MacDonald Production Manager
Luke Gleeson
Production Coordinator
Richard Chandler
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

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


“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, read our Sustainability Action Plan, or get in touch.  We’d love to chat.

Image: Howl by Aphids. Photo: Sarah Walker

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