Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
Melbourne’s pulsating city life offers an array of enjoyable recreational activities for guests of all ages. Choices range from theatres to cinemas, outdoor performances to live music shows.
If your idea of entertainment is to watch a live music performance, then pay a visit to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl Events, Seating Map & Parking
The Sidney Myer Music Bowl was officially opened in 1959, with the inauguration ceremony having a record audience of over 30,000 people. After so many years, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl is still in perfect condition and the Victorian Heritage Register has included it on its heritage list.
A number of popular music events and performances are held here each year. During its golden jubilee celebration, the Arts Centre had celebrated a four-day event and program offering free events for visitors.
One of the premier events held at the bowl each year is the Carols by Candlelight. This is a concert which raises funds for needy charities, with many of the most well-known and loved performers donating their time. Thousands of people attend with their families and sing along to Christmas carols, with the show televised to millions of people all across Australia.
The venue’s unique architecture is worth exploring. The Bowl features a canopy-like structure with a thin membrane and weather-proof plywood that serves best – even during extreme weather conditions.
The entire arena also features a seating capacity of people 10,000. With the main seating area on grass, attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or low lying chairs, so they can relax and enjoy.
If you are interested in attending one of the shows at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, get in early, as tickets sell out fast.
Seating plans will vary based on the type and size of each event, but here is an example of a past event held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne.