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Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Linlithgow Avenue
King's Domain
Melbourne
http://www.theartscentre.com.au

 

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is set in parklands a short walk from the centre of the city. It is a large grassy amphitheatre with a stage and a soaring 'sound shell' roof to project the sound and shelter the front rows of the audience.

But it is not the front rows of the audience who have the best seats. It is those lolling on a blanket on the grass with a picnic basket, a glass of champagne, (a jug of wine and thou?) gazing at the stars while listening with thousands of other Melbournians to a concert by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, watching a ballet or opera performance, or enjoying a rock concert.

Admission to many of these events is free, but get there early to secure a good spot.

The ice skating rink at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl closed in 1998 but you can find other options at The White Hat Guide to Ice Skating in Melbourne.

The Music Bowl has easy access by tram - any northbound tram in St Kilda Road or any southbound tram in Swanston Street (except No.1) and get off at stop no 16 or 17. Better still take a walk from the city through the Queen Victoria Gardens.

The Music Bowl is situated in the King's Domain and is one of the great legacies left to Melbourne as a result of the philanthropy of Sidney Myer.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Some forthcoming events at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl:

Sidney Myer Free Concerts - The Russians

Crowwd at Sidney Myer Free Concert

The Sidney Myer free concerts at the Music Bowl is always one of White Hat's favourite Melbourne events. Relax under the stars with a picnic and perhaps some champagne while listening to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play some of the world's great music.

In this concert the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Benjamin Northey (conductor) and Jayson Gillham (piano) perform:

Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Admission is free and gates open at 4.30pm, entry is on a first in, best dressed basis. Full conitions of entry can be viewed here.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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Sidney Myer Free Concerts - Romeo & Juliet

Crowwd at Sidney Myer Free Concert

The Sidney Myer free concerts at the Music Bowl is always one of White Hat's favourite Melbourne events. Relax under the stars with a picnic and perhaps some champagne while listening to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play some of the world's great music.

In this concert the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Benjamin Northey (conductor) and Claire Edwardes (percussion)  perform:

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Admission is free and gates open at 4.30pm, entry is on a first in, best dressed basis. Full conitions of entry can be viewed here.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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Sidney Myer Free Concerts - La Valse

Crwd at Sidney Myer Free Concert

The Sidney Myer free concerts at the Music Bowl is always one of White Hat's favourite Melbourne events. Relax under the stars with a picnic and perhaps some champagne while listening to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra play some of the world's great music.

In this concert the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Kazuki Yamada (conductor) perform:

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Admission is free and gates open at 4.30pm, entry is on a first in, best dressed basis. Full conditions of entry can be viewed here.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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Carols by Candlelight
An event that has become a popular part of the Melbourne calendar


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There are restrictions on what items may be taken into the Music Bowl. In general only plastic drinking glasses and no hard sided coolers or other items that can be used as an elevated seat. Some events will prohibit alcohol being taken in to the venue. More information on the Sidney Myer Music Bowl  and conditions of entry can be found at www.theartscentre.net.au.