The Ian Potter Southbank Centre

A new home for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

In 2019, the Melbourne Conservatorium relocated from its historic Parkville home to new state-of-the-art teaching, learning, rehearsal and performance spaces at The Ian Potter Southbank Centre. The new building complements existing and ongoing Conservatorium infrastructure at Parkville, such as the world-famous Melba Hall.

The $109 million development brings together staff and students from the Conservatorium and the Victorian College of the Arts in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct on the Southbank campus.

The building was designed by leading architect John Wardle and supported by the University of Melbourne, The Ian Potter Foundation, The Myer Foundation and family and the Victorian Government.

The Ian Potter Southbank Centre features:

  • 400-seat auditorium
  • Rehearsal spaces
  • Teaching and learning facilities
  • Acoustic excellence
  • Walkway connections to the Arts Precinct.

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News and updates on The Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Melbourne celebrates $14M philanthropic partnership

19 March 2019
In recognition of the remarkable generosity of The Ian Potter Foundation, the University of Melbourne today announced it will name the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music bu...

Breaking ground on the new Conservatorium

19 March 2019
Speeches, spades, brass and bonhomie herald the construction of a world-class home for musicians....

Sneak preview of the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre

19 March 2019
Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was welcomed to The Ian Potter Southbank Centre today, with a performance by Conservatorium brass students Hannah Rund...