Canberra Cultural Venues (Self Guided), Canberra

As Australia's capital city, Canberra hosts many great cultural venues. Take this tour to discover the most prominent and interesting arts and culture spots around the city.
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Canberra Cultural Venues Map

Guide Name: Canberra Cultural Venues
Guide Location: Australia » Canberra (See other walking tours in Canberra)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: nataly
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Canberra Museum and Gallery
  • Canberra Theatre Center
  • Dendy Cinemas
  • Drill Hall Gallery
  • The Street Theater
  • National Film and Sound Archive
Canberra Museum and Gallery

1) Canberra Museum and Gallery (must see)

Canberra Museum and Gallery is an art gallery and museum in Canberra. It is located on London Circuit, in Civic in the center of the city. The gallery was opened on 13 February, 1998. Among other things the exhibition includes works on display about the Canberra bush-fires of 2003. There are several galleries located on two floors of the building, which have different exhibitions of paintings, photography or other works of art and the social history of Canberra. In its first five years the gallery had held 158 exhibitions. Entry to the gallery is free. Consisting of the Canberra Museum and Gallery, the Nolan Collection and ACT Historic Places (Lanyon, Calthorpes’ House and Mugga Mugga), ACT Museums and Galleries delivers a range of cultural services to the community in providing activities such as exhibitions, public and education programs, as well as through collecting, conserving and presenting significant aspects of the ACT’s cultural heritage.

Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Canberra Theatre Center

2) Canberra Theatre Center

The Canberra Theatre Center is the Australian Capital Territory’s central performing arts venue and Australia’s first performing arts center, the first Australian Government initiated performing arts center to be completed, that opened on Thursday 24 June 1965 with a gala performance by the Australian Ballet. The Center is sited in the heart of Canberra's City Center, beside the ACT Legislative Assembly and backing onto City Hill, one of the apexes of the Parliamentary Triangle. Originally the complex was two separate buildings: the Canberra Theatre and the The Playhouse, which were linked by a covered walkway. The Canberra Theatre was built as a 1200 seat lyric theater to house national and international touring companies; The Playhouse had 310 seats and was designed for local arts companies and for smaller scale touring companies. The Playhouse also contained a small visual art gallery, a meeting room and a restaurant.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Dendy Cinemas

3) Dendy Cinemas

Dendy Cinemas are also located in central Canberra. This chain of multiplex cinemas has theaters all over the Australian continent. Here you can enjoy the latest blockbusters in the best 3D quality, in very comfortable surroundings.
Drill Hall Gallery

4) Drill Hall Gallery

The Drill Hall Gallery is situated on the grounds of the Australian National University, or ANU. Built in 1940, the building that now houses the gallery originally served as an army drill hall. Today the gallery aims to promote young and talented artists from all over the world. The Drill Hall Gallery has four separate exhibition spaces where you'll find several great exhibitions on at any one time.

Operation Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm.
The Street Theater

5) The Street Theater

The Street Theater is a great venue with a cozy and friendly atmosphere. It is a multifunctional place with live music performances, theater, comedy and more all held here. The theater also plays a role in supporting young artists by staging challenging works on a regular basis here since it opened in 1994.
National Film and Sound Archive

6) National Film and Sound Archive (must see)

The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is Australia’s audiovisual archive, responsible for developing, preserving, maintaining, promoting and providing access to a national collection of audiovisual materials and related items. The collection ranges from works created in the late nineteenth century when the recorded sound and film industries were in their infancy to those made in the present day. The National Collection includes more than 1.3 million items. In addition to discs, films, videos, audio tapes, phonograph cylinders and wire recordings, the Collection includes supporting documents and artifacts, such as photographic stills, transparencies, posters, lobby cards, publicity, scripts, costumes, props, memorabilia and sound, video and film equipment.

Operation Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Canberra, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Canberra

Create Your Own Walk in Canberra

Creating your own self-guided walk in Canberra is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Top Religious Sites

Top Religious Sites

Canberra is one of Australia's most multicultural cities, and this is made clear by the great number of amazing places of worship. Here you can find synagogues and mosques, as well as Christian, Orthodox and Catholic churches. Take this walking tour to see Canberra's most famous religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Canberra Downtown Walking Tour

Canberra Downtown Walking Tour

Canberra, Australia’s capital, often, and deservedly so, jokingly referred to as the "Bush Capital” for the abundance of forested, farmland and natural reserve areas around, is a beautiful city, home to many recognizable and unique sights. Its center-most piece is Lake Burley Griffin dotted with sailboats and kayaks. Overlooking the lake from the shore is the massive, modern Parliament...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
South Canberra Walking Tour

South Canberra Walking Tour

On your visit to Australia's capital, why not put a day aside for taking a trip to the south part of Canberra. Here you can spend a day dedicated to relaxing outdoor activities. Look out for the popular markets where you can buy a handmade basket and fill it up with great Australian fruits and other picnic products. You can then take your basket to the beautiful Telopea Park or the Lake...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Memorials Walking Tour

Memorials Walking Tour

Owing to Australia's long history of participation in overseas conflicts and peacekeeping missions, there are are a number of fascinating war memorials around the Australian capital. These monuments mark the thousands of Australians who have died in wartime. Take the following tour to discover the most important memorials in Canberra.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles