Are you looking to save in October? Not to worry—we have plenty of free or cheap Festival events to fill your culture needs.

These events, installations, exhibitions and performances will keep costs to a minimum and enjoyment to a maximum.

Pro tip: refresh our Swift Tix page at 8AM every morning of the Festival for $25 to select Festival events, including some that are sold out!

Tanderrum

Wed 03 October, 6.30PM: free

Kicking off the Festival is a special ceremony by those that have carried this land's stories the longest—the First Peoples of Melbourne.

1000 Doors

Mon 02—Sun 21 October: $10

Both kids and adults alike will love this incredible installation from the creators behind last year's House of Mirrors. Float through a labyrinth of different rooms, hallways, stairwells and closets which each containing a distinctive look, feel, sound and smell to them.

Visual Arts

Mostly free

Explore our wide-ranging visual arts program across a number of different venues and the most it will cost you is some steps on your pedometer.

From collage artist John Stezaker's prolific work at the Centre for Contemporary Photography to the celebrated works of Polly Borland at NGV, there's a plethora of choices for art-goers of all kinds.

Will to Form: Activated

$30 (Students and pensioners $25)

Speaking of art, the sixth TarraWarra Biennial Exhibition is now on and as part of the program we'll be throwing a day of mind-bending performances and exhibition activations with some of Australia's finest artists.

Our package ticket to the day includes entry into the exhibition itself and transport from Fed Square.

Prize Fighter

Tue 09—Sat 20 October: $38 (Full) / $33 (Concession)

Knockout theatre in its realest terms, Prize Fighter will leave you reeling.

Our Place, Our Home

Sun 21 October: Free

Featuring some of the most incredible musicians working in Victoria today, Our Place, Our Home celebrate's our city's rich multiculturalism roots with a free afternoon of beats and grooves at MPavilion.

 

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