Prepare yourself for lashings of laughter as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns!

From 28 March to 22 April 2018 Melbourne will once again become the happiest place on Earth, with thousands of performers bringing non-stop joy to stages across the city. Comedy is silly and side-splitting, subversive and significant, and a laugh is what we all need right now. Let’s get giggling!


Frequently Asked Questions

Refunds are not available unless the performance is cancelled or if permitted in accordance with the LPA Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia. Exchanges are only permitted under specific circumstances. For more information on refunds and exchanges, please see our Ticketing Terms and Conditions or call our Box Office on 1300 182 183.
At present, we don’t offer print-at-home ticketing but there are several options for receiving your tickets: Regular post (up until one week prior to your performance); Express or Registered Post (extra fees apply); and Venue Collection (from our Box Office right up until show time). Please note: Tickets booked less than one week prior to your performance are only available as "Venue Collection".
When collecting tickets, you need your Order Number and the credit card used for the booking. You may also be asked for photo ID and must always bring a valid concession card for tickets purchased at concession rates. Someone else can collect your tickets (except for performances at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl) provided we have received prior authorisation from you (call 1300 182 183 to organise this) and whoever collects the tickets has order details and photo ID with them when collecting.
If your booking was made directly through Arts Centre Melbourne you can collect tickets from our main Box Office in the Theatres Building (under the Spire) Monday - Saturday, 9:00am to 8:30pm and Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm from the far right priority queue or from the Hamer Hall Box Office Monday - Sunday, 10:00am to 5:45pm. If you’re collecting in the hour-and-a-half before the show for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, please proceed to Gate 1, unless signalled onsite to an alternative area. Please note: Any bookings not made through Arts Centre Melbourne direct (for example, through our Resident Companies or authorised ticketing agencies) can only be collected one hour prior from the venue you are attending.
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