Arts for All Appeal

Come to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, our versatile, multi-purpose, outdoor venue in the lush surrounds of Kings Domain, and join the annual magic as the Bowl lights up to the winking candles of Carols by Candlelight or groove to the beats of huge headline acts as they take to the massive stage in front of thousands of fans.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been part of Melbourne’s entertainment scene since 1959.

Grab one of our 2,000 seats, or join 11,000 of your closest friends sprawling on the lawn, and take in the best rock concerts, symphonic performances, theatrical extravaganzas and more.

Over its long history, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl has played host to the likes of The Seekers, AC/DC, Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Metallica, Florence and the Machine and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few, not to mention the odd ice skating event—The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and the many hundreds of thousands who’ve flocked to it, have literally seen it all!

Find out more about Access at Sidney Myer Music Bowl




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Frequently Asked Questions

Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne VIC 3000.

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.

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
• Glass
• Hard-sided containers and eskies
• Large knives

Gates for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl will open an hour prior to the start time of the concert however on occasion this may change due to operational requirements. Keep an eye on Arts Centre Melbourne’s website for all the latest news.
The time that a main act starts can vary depending on the running time of the show and the number of support acts, however most main acts start around 9pm. Running times are generally finalised in the week prior to the show and placed on Arts Centre Melbourne’s website where possible.
The curfew for a main stage concert is 11pm. Generally most shows will finish around this time. Shows that run for more than 5 hours have the earlier curfew time 10pm and will finish around this time.
Support act details are provided by the promoter and are published once they are established however they may not be finalised until the day of the show. Keep an eye on Arts Centre Melbourne’s website for the latest news.

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.

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.

Yes. Patrons with a reserved seat ticket can access the lawn area and are free to move between the reserved seat and lawn areas at their discretion.
Yes. It is very common for patrons to stand (and dance) in the reserved seat area.

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.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Location Address

Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne VIC 3000

Postal Address

PO Box 7585, Melbourne VIC 8004

For Box Office enquiries, please contact Ticketek on 1300 130 300.

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