If you see a picture of Melbourne, one of the most distinguishing landmarks is the large spire that resides on the southside of the Yarra River. Standing at about 115 metres high, it is one of the tallest spires in the city, but definitely the most distinguished, as the Arts Centre does light it up using a laser lighting system. It is far more exciting to view it at night, however my digital camera is not quite up to par enough to take a decent picture of it for you.
If you are interested in viewing one of the theatre productions, you can check out the Melbourne Theatre Company website on the link below to get a schedule of productions.
Until Southbank and Crown Casino and the Rialto Tower came along in recent years, the Victorian Arts Centre was an even more focal point of Melbourne than it is now, featuring on all the calendars, etc of the city.
Fondest memory: The Arts Centre lights up really well at night and can be seen for quite some distance.
Favorite thing: Located in the heart of Melbourne's leisure and entertainment precinct, there is always something different to see at the Victorian Arts Centre. Maybe the tower will remind you at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but be sure that you are in Melbourne ;-) On special events and by Christmas / New Years time, the tower fill up with wonderful festive lighting. See Krystynn's Melbourne page for a fabulous animated picture of this tower. The Victorian Arts Centre is home to Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva , The Bell Shakespeare Company and Australian Chamber Orchestra, as well as a variety of international and local touring performances. There are also Guided Tours last for 60 minutes, and run Monday to Saturday at 12 noon & 2.30 pm.
Favorite thing: I know this picture looking much more in the night but I planed to save it. You can find this in Melbourne too.