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Community Access

Melbourne Recital Centre understands that regular opportunities for all Victorians to participate in and enjoy a range of music experiences is integral to true access.

Breaking down potential barriers to attendance through our Share the Music program or relaxed performance series ensures that there is something for everyone at the best place to hear.

See the drop down menu below to discover more.

Regional Touring

Melbourne Recital Centre believes that music should be available to all Victorians no matter where they live. Working in partnership with regional presenters from across Victoria, with the support of Creative Victoria and private support, we look forward to bringing music to your region soon.


Relaxed Performances

Promoting a casual approach to sound and movement, the Centre’s series of Relaxed Performances provides the same exceptional artists in the best place to hear, with an environment specifically suited for audiences with sensory sensitivities.


Sound Matters

The Sound Matters workshop series at Melbourne Recital Centre provides an interactive and engaging musical learning environment especially designed for children who are blind or have low vision. Working in partnership with Vision Australia and Insight Education, we are hosting four intimate workshops throughout 2019, with an emphasis on exploration and composition. Each one-hour session will allow participants to hear familiar repertoire performed up close and personal by professional musicians, as well as the opportunity to work directly with the facilitators in creating brand new sounds.


Professional Master Classes

Join some of the world’s finest musicians for a revelatory master class and discover more about the music you love. Melbourne Recital Centre’s Master Class program provides essential artistic development opportunities that benefit young Australian artists and offer insights and learning for patrons as well.


Music Talks

Melbourne Recital Centre is a place of discovery and enrichment. Simply experiencing a live performance reveals new insights, details you might never have noticed and the chance to watch the performer or ensemble react to the music and each other. If you want to go deeper into what makes music work or the effect it has on our mind and wellbeing, Melbourne Recital Centre regularly presents informative and entertaining talks.


Share the Music

Research reveals that both children and adults benefit emotionally, intellectually, socially and even physically from the shared experience of live music. Here at the Centre we take pride in being able to create engaging live music experiences for people of all ages with diverse music interests and different backgrounds. Launched in 2010, our Share the Music program aims to enrich the lives of children and adults in our community who face barriers to access.


Free Music in the Salon

Melbourne Recital Centre opens the doors of its intimate Salon on one Monday each month from March to December for FREE open rehearsals featuring the very best of Melbourne’s chamber musicians.

2019 details will be announced soon.

Musical Explorations

This series of lively illustrated talks presented by experts in the field is designed to introduce you to key figures and concepts in music history, complete with live musical demonstrations.