St Kilda’s favourite galleries and theatres

St Kilda is a bustling arts and culture hub, with plenty to do for art aficionados and theatre-lovers alike. There is no shortage of galleries exhibiting both contemporary and classic pieces, or stunning theatres showing the best in local and international entertainment. Here are some of our favourites.


Art Yarramunua Gallery

149 Acland St

Melbourne Artist Yarramunua welcomes a multitude of visitors into his Aboriginal art gallery. Inside the gallery is a collection of artwork created by himself and a number of extraordinary Aboriginal artists, heling from as far away as Ayres Rock, Tasmania and the Top End of Australia. Yarramunua’s gallery is as educational as it is spectacular, teaching a number of tour groups each year about an important part of Australian culture.

Gasworks Art Park

21 Graham St, Albert Park

On the former site of the South Melbourne Gas Plant in Albert Park sits Gasworks, who prides itself on providing a multidisciplinary art and performance haven. The park has a multitude of creative spaces including two theatres, three gallery spaces, function and workshop spaces plus four hectares of scenic parkland. Each year, Gasworks is the proud host of a number of arts festivals, exhibitions, classes, markets and children’s programming.


 Linden New Art

26 Acland St

Linden New Art is a beloved institution in St Kilda. It boasts an impressive exhibition program each year from both local and international artists and also hosts a number of creative workshops. The annual Linden Postcard Show is a unique exhibition not to be missed.

Linden Art Prize, 2015 27 February 2015 > Sunday 3 May 2015Exhibiting Artists: Celeste Chandler ;Georgie Mattingly ;Jessica Ledwich ; Julian Aubrey Smith ; Raymond Carter; Stephanie Leigh; Susanna Castelden ; Yandell Walton







Pumpkin Lane

16 Blessington St

Pumpkin Lane houses a stunning collection of art, ceramics and sculpture, all created by established and up-and-coming local artists. Regular artist talks, workshops and gatherings take place at the gallery each year. The gallery is a truly special part of the local arts scene.

The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall

99a Carlisle Street

Sitting inside the iconic St Kilda Town Hall, The Gallery is a special place for art with a particular relevance to the Port Phillip area and its community. Exhibitions featuring talented local artists range widely in medium, from sculpture and ceramics to photography and textiles.


National Theatre

20 Carlisle St

The National Theatre was built as a cinema in the 1920s and has a stunning, opulent interior. Today, the complex is used as a theatre with ballet studios underneath, hosting a variety of entertaining performances, including musicals, dance shows, opera and intimate one-person performances.

Palais Theatre

Lower Esplanade

We couldn’t talk about St Kilda’s theatres without mentioning the icon by the Esplanade, the Palais Theatre. Hosting a number of huge local and international acts throughout the year, in music, theatre and comedy, being entertained at the Palais is something every St Kilda visitor must do at least once.








The Alex Theatre

135 Fitzroy St

The Alex Theatre is a favourite among St Kilda’s theatre-lovers. Managed by a team of passionate professionals, The Alex’s three theatres allow visitors to enjoy fantastic live theatre performances and cinema in total comfort.

Red Stitch Actors Theatre

2 Chapel St

Run largely by its actors, Red Stitch is one of Australia’s most successful independent theatre companies. Each year, the team work tirelessly to present unique, bold performances all year within an intimate theatre space.

Theatre Works

14 Acland St

A champion of independent performance, Theatre Works takes pride in their artists and supports them in creating provoking and entertaining performances. A worthy visit for true lovers of theatre who are looking for a bold theatre experience.

St Kilda is one of Melbourne’s most dynamic precincts when it comes to the arts. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy a beautifully curated gallery or exciting performances all year round.