Melbourne International Arts Festival is coming, bringing with it an outstanding program of international music, theatre, art and performance.
To celebrate, we have selected three terrific shows and paired them with three nearby restaurants – and we’re giving away tickets and dinner to all of them to one incredibly lucky Time Out reader.
Three shows! Three dinners! Three superb date nights! For any fan of culture and fine dining, it’s like a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
Fire Gardens + Palermo
French artists Compagnie Carabosse will transform the Royal Botanic Gardens into a fiery wonderland for four nights only, October 10-13. Match the searing experience with flame-cooked meats from the asado at Argentinean restaurant Palermo.
A Quiet Evening of Dance + Lello
Seven dancers perform recent works by world famous choreographer William Forsythe at the Arts Centre Melbourne, October 17-20. After all those flexible dance moves, get some delicious twisty pasta at Flinders Lane’s Lello Pasta Bar.
Lexicon + Uncle
UK circus outfit NoFit State Circus present their contemporary take on circus under the big top in the Royal Botanic Gardens, October 3-21. Afterwards, roll up to contemporary Vietnamese diner Uncle, where the flavours will perform acrobatics on your palate.
To be in the running for this amazing prize, simply sign up to Time Out’s newsletter before September 21. If you already get the newsletter you can still enter by signing up again (and relax, you won’t get multiple emails from us, because we’ve figured out the software). And remember: if you win, you have to visit the restaurants on the same day as your show tickets. So good luck – and remember, you can always curate your own Melbourne International Arts Festival date night with Festival Feasts.