Cinemas

Astor Theatre

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

The Astor screen a mix of classics and latest release films, along with food, a licenced bar and snacks.

The Theatre is also fully accessible.

Barefoot cinema

Transport your self back in time with Barefoot Cinema at Rippon Lea Estate. The magic begins as soon as you step through the gate and walk along an enchanting path that leads to the majestic Rippon Lea mansion.

Find a spot to get comfy, grab a bite to eat from the food truck or something to drink at the fully licensed bar and enjoy the live music 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 that the plan will create tangible and significant benefit felt for many years to come.

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.

Theatres

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/or 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, as well as 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. Playing host to 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.

Theare 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.