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 available for public use
  • Rehearsal spaces
  • Teaching and learning facilities
  • Acoustic excellence
  • Walkway connections to the Arts Precinct.

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