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Melbourne Festival

Patrons Circle & U35

Our Patrons are our most passionate supporters and at the very heart of what we do.

For over 30 years they have been vital in enabling Melbourne International Arts Festival to be one of the world’s greatest international arts festivals and to play an active role in the civic, political and cultural life of the city by supporting diversity and community engagement.

Philanthropic donations enable us to create, collaborate, commission and present exceptional art that stimulates, provokes and delights. Joining our Patrons Circle is your opportunity to not only be part of something astonishing but also be the change you want to see in the world.

You can join the Patrons Circle by making a donation of just $1,000. Alternatively, if you are 35 or younger, you can join our new U35 Patrons, which start at donations of $500.

Donations are 100% tax-deductible, and can even be made in weekly instalments for as little as $10 per week.

Become a patron today →

By supporting the Festival, you receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the best seats in the house via a personalised booking and ticket exchange service
  • Invitations to exclusive events, including an early preview of the Program presented by Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway
  • Access to national and international artists through invitation-only events
  • Acknowledgment in the Program Guide and on our website
  • Opportunities to meet like-minded people who share your passion for arts and culture.

Learn more about the PATRONS CIRCLE.

Learn more about U35 PATRONS.

Become a patron today →


Patrons Circle 

All funds donated to the Melbourne International Arts Festival Patrons Circle are directed to selected productions indicated by this logo.

IMAGE | Tanderrum, Ilbijerri Theatre Company. James Henry, 2016 Melbourne Festival.