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The Substation is a dynamic and unique contemporary arts space, offering the latest in art, theatre, music, talks, dance, ideas and cabaret.

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Merchant City
Opening 27 March 6pm
28 March - 27 April

An exhibition about trade and exchange.
Michael Bullock
Zoe Croggon
Laura Delaney
Alex Head
Robbie Rowlands
Nick Selenitsch
Kit Wise. More...

Autumn Brochure
Out Now!!!

The Substation has a incredible program of exhibitions, live music, dance, film screenings and more coming up, so to find out what's happening, check out our new Autumn brochure...

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Words & Music
Katie Noonan & Michael Leunig
Thursday 24 April

Who do our favourite writers listen to? What do the musicians we admire love to read?
Michael Leunig and Katie Noonan discuss their inspirations. More...

Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre.

Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

Saturday 26 April

The ultimate comedy roadtrip returns!  

Featuring Brendon Walsh (USA), Beau Heartbreaker, David Callan (MC), Tom Ballard and Pat Burtscher (CAN).

Get it on!

We are currently seeking applications from performance-makers who are looking to create new work as part of this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival. more..

We Love Abattoir
Georgie Mattingley
Opening 1 May 6pm
2 May - 8 June 2014

Portraits that take a more intimate look at the people who provide our meat.
Part of Next Wave Festival.

Beyond the Black - Tik'n all Boxes
Opening 1 May 6pm
2 May - 8 June 2014

An exhibition that challenges ideas around art, identity and indigeneity. Brook Andrew, Joel Birnie, Maree Clarke, Peter Waples-Crowe, Robyne Latham, Anna Liebzeit, Tobias Reef