Astor Theatre

The Astor Theatre is a cinema in the grand, old style. But there is nothing 'old-fashioned' about The Astor's facilities.

The Astor screens a mix of classics and latest release films. There is food, a licenced bar and snacks available.

The Theatre is fully accessible.

The Sunset Cinema

Located in the beautiful St Kilda Botanical Gardens, The Sunset Cinema provides a wonderful outdoor experience during summer.

Find a spot to get comfy. Grab a bite to eat from the food truck or something to drink at the fully licensed bar before the film.

Live music

In April 2021 the Council endorsed the four-year Live Music Action Plan (LMAP). The LMAP is responsible for ensuring nearly 50 actions designed to support the music industry are achieved. Our goal is to create tangible and significant benefit felt for many years.

The plan considers every aspect of the industry. Actions include:

  • the establishment of Live Music Precincts
  • development of tools for businesses
  • profiling of musicians on the artist databases
  • funded music programs.

Visit the Live'n'Local website

Discover emerging talent and incredible the incredible music Port Phillip has to offer at Live'n'Local. You can also find more information about the Live Music Action Plan.

What's on St Kilda

Find live performances from bands and singers, nights out, Sunday sessions, and everything between.


The Alex Theatre

The Alex Theatre is a unique, multi-purpose arts venue. Offering three distinct spaces, hirers and producers are able to present a wide range of works in an accessible, comfortable venue.

In addition to hosting full-fledged productions, it’s an ideal venue for auditions, rehearsals, workshops and showings of work in creative development.

Foyer of the Alex Theatre, St Kilda

Gasworks Arts Park

Gasworks Arts Park is a vibrant arts precinct producing a range of high-quality arts performances and theatre programs. There are workshops and activities for all ages.

The National Theatre Melbourne

The National Theatre has been a vital part of Melbourne's creative landscape since 1920. The theatre hosts hundreds of performances and community events every year.

You'll find performances from the National Theatre Drama School and the National Theatre Ballet School, as well as the community and emerging artists.

Palais Theatre

St Kilda’s Palais Theatre has been presenting the best in live entertainment since 1927. From musicals to bands, films to performances, there's something for everyone.

Theatre Works

At Theatre Works, you'll find high-quality, independant Australian theatre that unearths and provides a platform for hidden voices and unheard stories.

Temperance Hall

Temperance Hall is a stunning and vital arts hub, supporting experimental and risk-taking contemporary culture.

You'll find a range of works from independent artists and small companies who push their practices and make bold new works.

They also offer online dance classes at activities.