Melbourne Festival

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Layla and Majnum by Mark Morris Dance Group
Beowulf Sheehan Layla and Majnum by Mark Morris Dance Group

An annual feast of theatre, dance, visual art, music and events from Australia and all over the world

The Melbourne Festival is a world-renowned celebration of the finest art from across the country and the globe. Melburnians have come to expect some serious talent headlining their festival, and this year is no exception. 

There's work from choreographic master William Forsythe, a performance from post-punk royalty The The, a visit from Yo-Yo Ma's Silkroad Ensemble, and a collaboration between Peter Sellars and Los Angeles Master Chorale.

If you're after something spectacular, the Royal Botanic Gardens are being taken over by some epic fire sculptures. On the complete opposite end of the scale is a magical miniature theatre work experienced in a private booth.

See our highlights from the 2018 line-up.