Top Class  

Ticketing and venue information

Top Class 2019 event dates

  • Top Class Dance, Melbourne Recital Centre: Thursday 21 February 2019
  • Top Class Sound, Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne: Friday 1 March 2019
  • Top Class Drama and Theatre Studies, Arts Centre Melbourne: Tuesday 12 March and Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • Top Class Music, Melbourne Recital Centre: Tuesday 19 March 2019


Purchase tickets

Tickets for the Top Class 2019 concerts will go on sale on Saturday 1 December 2018.

Teacher entry is free (maximum two) with booked groups over ten. Early booking is recommended as most shows sell out.


Venue information

Top Class Drama and Theatre Studies concerts are held at Arts Centre Melbourne. Top Class Dance and Music are held at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Top Class Sound is held at Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne (Parkville Campus).

Melba Hall offers a live streaming service for Top Class Sound. The link is published on the VCAA website in the week prior to the concert.

Melba Hall

Public transport near Melba Hall
Melba Hall is located on The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus. The following map highlights its location on the campus.

  • Tram
    The Route 19 tram stops directly outside the Conservatorium (stop 11).

Arts Centre Melbourne

Public transport near Arts Centre Melbourne
Arts Centre Melbourne is located on St Kilda Rd, a five minute walk away from Flinders St Railway Station.

  • Flinders St Railway Station
    Get off at Flinders Street Railway Station in Melbourne CBD and walk for five minutes down St Kilda Rd, across Princes Bridge towards Southbank.
  • Swanston St/St Kilda Rd trams
    The following trams stop directly in front of Arts Centre Melbourne at stop number 14:1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72.

For more information about visiting Arts Centre Melbourne, please visit the Arts Centre Melbourne website.


Melbourne Recital Centre

Public transport near the Melbourne Recital Centre
The Melbourne Recital Centre is located on the corner of Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street in Southbank in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts precinct.

  • Flinders St Railway Station
    Flinders St Railway Station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Melbourne Recital Centre.
  • Swanston St/St Kilda Rd trams
    The nearest tram stop is Stop 17 on the number 1 tram, located directly in front of the Centre on the corner of Sturt St and Southbank Boulevard.
  • Alternatively you can alight at Stop 16 on the number 1 tram, in front of the National Gallery of Victoria. This is a platform tram stop providing level access to low floor trams, passenger shelter and protection from traffic. Melbourne Recital Centre is a short walk down Southbank Boulevard (approximately 200 metres). This stop is serviced by routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72.

For more information about visiting the Melbourne Recital Centre, please visit the Melbourne Recital Centre website.


Accessibility

Melba Hall

Mobility Impairments

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There is ground level access to Melba Hall and the hall has provision for two wheelchair spaces.

Vision Impairments

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Guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome at Melba Hall.

The Top Class Sound program catalogue can be enlarged to suit visibility requirements. Please contact us if you require one.


 

For more information about venue accessibility at Melba Hall, please contact:

James Hutchinson 
Tel +61 3 8344 5395

Melbourne Recital Centre

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The Melbourne Recital Centre has wheelchair access.

Vision Impairments

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Large Print PDF versions of the Top Class programs will be available once the program is finalised, usually approximately one week before each concert. These can be enlarged to suit your visibility requirements. Please print out a copy before you attend the Concert. Also you can choose the Read Aloud software option to convert the text into spoken word, to hear a description of the concert before you attend. Please email seasonofexcellence@edumail.vic.gov.au to request the program.

When booking tickets through the Melbourne Recital box office you can request seats for good visibility at the concert hall. Guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome at the MRC.

Hearing impairments

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The Melbourne Recital Centre theatres are fitted with assistance hearing devices. When booking tickets through the Melbourne Recital box office you can request seats for good visibility at the concert hall if you need to lip read. All performances and talks are amplified.

For further detailed information about venue accessibility at the Melbourne Recital Centre visit the Melbourne Recital Centre Access webpage.

 

Arts Centre Melbourne

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Accessible seating is available for wheelchair users and their companions, in all Arts Centre Melbourne venues. You can book accessibility seating in person at Arts Centre Melbourne box office or via the telephone booking line 1300 182 183. Wheelchairs can be booked through the concierge. Please call 9281 8298 if you require assistance. Accessible car parking is available in the Arts Centre Melbourne carpark.

Vision Impairments

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Large Print PDF versions of the Top Class programs will be available once the program is finalised, usually approximately one week before each concert. These can be enlarged to suit your visibility requirements. Please print out a copy before you attend the Concert. Also you can choose the Read Aloud software option to convert the text into spoken word, to hear a description of the concert before you attend. Please email seasonofexcellence@edumail.vic.gov.au to request the program.

Vision Australia provides Audio Description and Tactile Tours of selected performances at Arts Centre Melbourne. For details, visit Vision Australia or contact Janene Morrison Sadhu (03) 9864 9384, Tuesdays to Thursdays, for details.

Braille is used in the lifts, as well as other areas of Arts Centre Melbourne. Other services including Captioning, Tactile Tours and AUSLAN interpretation are available for selected performances.

Hearing impairments

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If you experience difficulty hearing, assisted listening devices are available for use in all seats of Arts Centre Melbourne venues, as well as for Guided Tours and meetings. The units are available free of charge from venue staff, and either use standard headphones or connect with your hearing aid via a neck loop.

Companion Card

The Companion Card has been developed by the Victorian Network on Recreation and Disability (VICNORD) and admits carers to shows as complimentary guests. Arts Centre Melbourne welcomes holders of this card to attend the many events on offer.

For further detailed information about venue accessibility at Arts Centre Melbourne, please contact Arts Centre Melbourne's Access Manager on 03 9281 8503.