Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, the Abbotsford Convent – with its 11 historic buildings and gardens – is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) proudly presents contemporary arts and cultural work across all art forms. We work collaboratively with artists and in partnership with other arts and cultural organisations to share our unique, multi-arts precinct with diverse audiences. Our audiences love our non-traditional spaces and engaging with work that explores new ways to think about creativity, culture and the world.
Established in 2018, Convent Live is a year-round performing arts series of concerts and performances presented in the Convent’s signature intimate and unique venues. Whether presented in the raw interiors of the Industrial School, the beautifully restored rotunda at the heart of our heritage gardens, or the austere surrounds of the Sacred Heart courtyard, Convent Live is a chance to enjoy a diverse range of performances up close and personal with talented local, national and international performers.