An inner-city amphitheatre within the lawns of the King’s Domain Gardens, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl is a Melbourne’s entertainment icons known for its relaxed, outdoor approach to music, cinema and arts.
Free summer evening concerts, bring-your-own picnics and the sound of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are delights that are quickly associated with this open-air venue. It is also a Tropfest film screening site, the home of Melbourne’s annual Carols by Candlelight and the host for an impressive catalogue of international artists.
The Sidney Myer Music Bowl complements the premier suite of cultural venues in Melbourne, and is conveniently located close to the Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. It accommodates up to 10,000 people on its sloping lawn, and another 2000 in up-front seating, making it a popular choice for big-name acts.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl is famous for going on with the show, regardless of the weather, so check the forecast beforehand and rug up, find an umbrella or wear sunscreen as appropriate.
Event programs and tickets are available through the Arts Centre Melbourne Ticketmaster website.
To get there, enjoy a 15 minute walk from Flinders Street Station, across the Yarra River and into the Domain Parklands. Trams from the city to Stop 17 on St Kilda Road are also a quick transport option. Limited paid parking nearby is available, and the 24 hour secure parking at the Arts Centre Melbourne offers extra parking.