Araluen Arts Centre

Araluen Arts Centre is the focal point of Alice Springs' performing and visual arts scene, incorporating galleries and a theatre.

Araluen Box OfficeT: 08 8951 1122


The annual theatre program includes performances by national touring companies and many high quality local productions. The theatre is also available for the presentation of corporate functions and conferences, in association with the function room and the galleries where suitable.

What's On - Events in the Theatre

Theatre Hire 


The galleries feature a program of exhibitions with a focus on Aboriginal art from Central Australia, and contemporary art by local and Australian artists.

The Albert Namatjira Gallery displays a rotating selection of paintings by this famous Aboriginal artist, his descendants and contemporaries. The gallery also features early works from Papunya and the "Hermannsburg School".

Araluen Arts Centre was designed and built around the 300 year old Corkwood Tree in the Sculpture Garden. This tree, another at the front of the building and Big Sister Hill are also considered sacred by the Arrernte people.

What's On - Araluen Galleries 

Arthouse Cinema

Araluen's Arthouse Cinema Program brings both national and international arthouse films and film festivals to the people of Alice Springs.

Many of the films screened during the year are associated with Oscar Award winning actors and directors, while many will have won various international film festival awards. Some of the films also go on to achieve a cult following amongst arthouse cinema goers.

Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre

Become a member of the Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre and enjoy the benefits of special events, functions and an exclusive discount to all the performances presented by the Araluen Arts Centre.  The Friends of Araluen and Araluen Arts Centre work together to generate inspiring and entertaining experiences for the wider Alice Springs community.

As a Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre Member you will receive:

  • Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre special members price on tickets to all performances presented by the Araluen Arts CentreA
  •  complimentary drink (beer, wine, sparkling or soft drink) from the Araluen bar to all performances presented by the Araluen Arts CentreA
  •  complimentary ticket to one Art House Cinema screening
  • 10% off food when you purchase breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Barra on Todd Restraunt, located at the Chifley Alice Springs Resort (simply show your membership card)
  • Enjoy a special pre-show two course dinner at the Barra on Todd Restraunt from 5:30pm before any performance presented by the Araluen Arts Centre for only $35 per person (simply show your membership card)
  • Invitations to all visual art exhibition openings
  • 10% discount at the Araluen Arts Centre Gallery Shop (excluding exhibition artworks and goods on consignment)
  • The entitlement to be a voting member of the Friends of Araluen to provide direct feedback to the Araluen Arts Centre on programming and ongoing event and facility development
  • And regular updates on all activities at the Araluen Arts Centre and Friends of Araluen initiatives

Membership is for one year and only costs $50.00 with 20% of all membership fees going towards the Friends of Araluen to support project at the Araluen Arts Centre. 

For further information, please contact the Friends of Araluen at

 Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre Sign up

2015 Reelpix Membership

Through the support of its members ReelPix aims to extend and expand Araluen's film program, festivals and genre nights. One of ReelPix's important goals is to allow more audience input into the selection of films screened. Should you have a particular film you would like screened, simply let us know and we will endeavour to screen it.

ReelPix 12 Month Membership
Expires 31 December 2015
Full: $25 / Concession: $20

What's On - Araluen Arthouse Cinema

2015 Araluen Program
2015 Araluen Arts Centre Program
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Arthouse Cinema Program March-April 2015
Arthouse Cinema Program October - November 2015
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