Each event has their own Conditions of Entry, which outline what you can and can't bring into the venue in terms of food, alcohol and personal items. Please check the event page close to the performance date or phone us on 1300 182 183.
Items that are usually prohibited include:
• Chairs that are raised higher than 20cm off the ground
• Hard-sided containers and eskies
• Large knives
Yes – we play rain, hail or shine. The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is an outdoor amphitheatre. If rain or bad weather occurs, the show will proceed unless it's deemed unsafe to do so.
Set times are provided by the promoter, however it is not unusual for the times to change and they are sometimes not finalised until the day of the show. Set times will be published on Arts Centre Melbourne’s website where possible.
The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is a very versatile venue that can be configured in a lot of different ways. However, for a standard main stage the following options most likely will be available.
Stalls – The Stalls area is sold as a reserved seat area and is located under the canopy closest to stage. This area is very popular and usually sells very quickly.
Boxes/Balcony – The Boxes (or Balcony as it is sometimes known) is an area of reserved seats located above the stalls on the sides of the venue. This area offers a unique side view of the stage, however, it is not often available as the view may be blocked by technical equipment or allocated to back of house guests. Seats in this area are very limited.
Terrace – The Terrace is a lawn area located up a small set of stairs directly behind the stalls and in front of the main lawn area. This area is not considered undercover. It is sometimes sold as a reserved seat area where small beach chairs are provided but increasingly it is sold as a general admission area that also allows access to the stalls facilities.
Lawn – The Lawn area is sold as a general admission area and is located behind the stalls and terrace area. It is not considered undercover. This is the largest area and is where the majority of ticket holders buy tickets. It has access to food trucks, toilets and bars.
Front General Admission – For some events the area directly in front of the stage (forward of the stalls reserved seats) is sold as a general admission area. Patrons who purchase these tickets get exclusive access to stand in the area but do not get a reserved seat. If this section is sold to patrons then the front two rows of reserved seats behind this area are sold as restricted view.
It depends on the ticket options available for the show and the number of patrons who may already be in the area in front of the stage.
If there is space and all designated ticketholders have been accommodated then it may be possible, however reserved seat holders are only officially entitled to their allocated seat location.