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Melbourne Festival

About Us

Melbourne Festival exists to use the transformational nature of the arts, culture and creativity to bring about positive change for individuals, communities, and the spaces in which they live.

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals, with an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events each October.

The next Melbourne Festival runs 05—22 October 2017 and will launch on 25 July.

Artistic Director

Jonathan Holloway


Festival Dates

2017: Thu 05—Sun 22 October
2018: Thu 04—Sun 21 October

IMAGE | Installation view: Hiromi Tango, Wrapped, Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab. Bryony Jackson, 2016 Melbourne Festival.