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Melbourne Festival

Anytime you visit Melbourne, you can be sure to catch a festival or two and if visiting in October, visitors will get to enjoy the Melbourne Festival.

The Melbourne Festival represents Australia’s unique culture in various fields of art including music, dance, theatre, multimedia and visual arts.

Melbourne Festival 2018 – Dates, Ticket Prices & Program Schedule

The Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, commonly referred to as simply the Melbourne Festival, also provides a platform for international acts to showcase their prowess in the aforementioned fields.

The annual festival is held in Melbourne across different venues and there are many free events. There are also many events held in the outdoors in the beautiful Spring weather. Each year, the festival attracts visitors in their thousands, making it one of the most popular festival events in Melbourne.

Check out some of Melbourne’s best moving artwork as the painted trams move around the CBD on the city’s circle line, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants affiliated with the festival. Show your ticket for some great deals and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner during the festival.

There are also a number of free events held during the festival including music acts, art installations and live music performances.

View the 2018 event program guide here.


03 October 2018 to 21 October 2018


Various Locations Around Melbourne


- Anna Schwartz Gallery - Arts Centre Melbourne - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) - Buxton Contemporary - Centre for Contemporary Photography - Federation Square - Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia - Melbourne Planetarium - Melbourne Recital Centre - Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) - MPavilion - Northcote Town Hall - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Theatre Works - The Coopers Malthouse - The SUBSTATION - The Wheeler Centre - TarraWarra Museum of Art
Melbourne, VIC

Contact Details

(03) 9662 4242
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