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Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Linlithgow Ave | Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9281 8000
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Visited on Friday 23rd February. We were showing visitors around Melbourne and came here after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael-4551
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Caloundra, Australia
Favouite venue for big occasions

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl exists due to the generosity of the Myer family, who founded the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is located in the Kings Domain Gardens, close to Arts Centre Melbourne and the Southbank entertainment precinct. This hugely popular summertime venue stages everything from free summer symphonies to performances from some of the biggest names in entertainment. It is home to Carols by Candlelight and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's free summertime concert series. Capacity varies, depending on event type. Getting there: If you are driving to the venue, Arts Centre Melbourne car park is a short walk with entry from the rear of Sturt or Kavanagh Streets. Otherwise it is a short walk from Flinders Street Station or a tram ride up St Kilda Road.
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Linlithgow Ave | Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Friday 23rd February. We were showing visitors around Melbourne and came here after visiting The Shrine of Remembrance and Botanical Gardens. This has got to be one of Melbourne's treasured icon's and a must see when you visit here.

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michael, thanks for taking the time to provide your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you at The Bowl for more experiences soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl exists due to the generosity of the Myer family, who founded the eponymous department store chain. It's a favourite venue for big events, such as the annual Carols by Candlelight concert, held every year in the lead up to Christmas....More

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jeffry B, thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you at The Bowl again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and not a fan. It’s way too big. So far back from the stage it’s ridiculous. Video screens are too small for the size. The slope isn’t steep enough so the tall people in front you block your view. Won’t be in...More

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi johnboy3bw, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, we're sorry to hear you had a negative first experience at The Bowl. We have passed on your comments to the team - if you feel like giving it another try, we can...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Great venue to watch a concert with good acoustics. We had seats on the grass as chairs were sold out. Although seated not far from the front we still had a better view of the band on the screen. Food vans were adequate.

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Marysems, thank you for your lovely feedback, we hope to welcome you at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl again soon!

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Fantastic opportunity to hear live classic music in an amazing outdoor setting with options to picnic in the park before hand. A memorable Occassion of summer in Melbourne

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ArtsCentreMelbourne, Owner at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely feedback - we're glad to hear you enjoyed the MSO Free Concerts Series!

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Our Melbourne Myer Music Bowl is seriously a jewel in our Melbourne list of venues. It is a venue 'for the people'. A casual place for viewing concerts or Christmas Carols. Set in a beautiful Melbourne park the venue is surrounded by beautiful trees providing...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

By chance while wandering Melbourne, I read about a free symphony orchestra concert happening at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl that evening. It was easy to find the location using the public trams and the walk through the garden to the Music Bowl was lovely....More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous balmy evening at the Pop Up Globe in the grounds of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Easy parking on St Kilda Road, short walk to the entrance, some good food vans and excellent amenities for everything else. Performance was wonderful- loved the...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Hilarious night at Much Ado About Nothing. Well acted and fantastic atmosphere. $20 probably the cheapest theatre in town ( note you will have to stand for 3 hours if you go this option - seating more expensive. ) very accessible even if you haven't...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Othello at the pop Globe theatre was excellent. Well managed and well laid out to recreate a magic setting. MSO at the bowl was also another extremely enjoyable experience. Unobstructed view with great sound production. A wonderful alternative to enjoy the classics. Thanks for the...More

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Tracey B
25 March 2018|
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Response from oldaussieiady | Reviewed this property |
Last time we went to a show the gates opened about an hour before showtime. However it will depend on each performance as to what time you can enter. Likewise I suggest you arrive early. We did and had great vantage points.
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MOLLY_CHICK
13 November 2017|
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LOL Lisa D , yep wasnt too bad. Started off near the front of the lawn area , which was already quite full not long after the gates opened, and then moved back towards the hill part. Ended up having to stand thru the whole... More
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