University of Melbourne
Arts and Culture

University of Melbourne Arts and Culture (UMAC) presents, curates and commissions inspiring and entertaining arts experiences throughout the year at its award-winning cultural precinct on the northern edge of the CBD.

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Chunky Move's 4/4

Eight dancers perform a stark symphony of mesmerising movement in Antony Hamilton’s blueprint for choreographic precision and physical endurance. As part of UMAC’s 2024 season, Chunky Move’s acclaimed dance work appears at Parkville’s Union Theatre before embarking on a tour to London’s Southbank Centre and across Europe.

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PIECES with Lucy Guerin Inc

A joint commissioning program with the award-winning Lucy Guerin Inc, PIECES reminds us of contemporary dance's capacity to unveil, defy and inspire. Three artists at the forefront of dance will have the opportunity to develop and premiere new short works at the Union Theatre, embodying elements of risk, boldness, and experimentation.


UMAC manage and present work in three award-winning venues on the Parkville campus.

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Arts and Cultural Building

The Arts and Cultural Building is a vibrant cultural hub and the home to the iconic Union and Guild Theatres.

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Building 189

Housing Market Hall and the Gallery, Building 189 has been restored to its iconic Art Deco form.

The Amphitheatre at Parkville, filled with people. In the amphitheatre is a stage, and next to the stage are large letters spelling WOMINJEKA.


The Amphitheatre offers a place for student events, performances and to simply relax and unwind.

Contact UMAC

Arts and Cultural Building
159 Monash Road
University of Melbourne VIC 3010
Office Hours
Weekdays, 9am - 5pm
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