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Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Alexandra Ave, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9281 8360
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Excited for the William Shakespeare Experience

A very disappointing show of literally much ado about nothing It had all the potential to be... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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A place to relax or to see seasonal entertainment

This is an iconic Melbourne structure in the Botanical gardens that is mostly known for the Carols... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
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 hosts everything from dance festivals, to the rock of Lenny Kravitz to the sounds of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the energy of Kanye West. It is also 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 from the Bowl with entry from the rear off 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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Alexandra Ave, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9281 8360
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very disappointing show of literally much ado about nothing It had all the potential to be fabulous and authentic The setup was awesome but the production was basic, silly and substandard I don’t love slapstick humor and silly behavior and it was not required...More

Thank Feral23
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is an iconic Melbourne structure in the Botanical gardens that is mostly known for the Carols by Candlelight held and televised every Christmas Eve.

Thank cmdavies6
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Love this venue, went for the first time ever to see City & Colour. The sound is fantastic and no matter where you sit/stand you can see. We had a beautiful clear Melbourne night chilly but the skyline looked amazing...

Thank 966Steph30
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Working at Major Events across Melbourne this venue has something special including a unique setup to allow the audience to enjoy outdoor freedom yet still be encompassed with the show. Being surrounded by Melbournes beautiful botanical gardens it also adds a special exit after the...More

Thank zei_raydan
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This month is different types of music from all over the world. One day its techno, next day russian music. A great diversity of music playing. Music to suit most all. Situated in the middle or near abouts of the Bonatical Gardens. Well planned event...More

Thank Jean R
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited last night what amazing venue and a free concert played by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The venue is fantastic, however I recommend that you arrive early to get a superb spot! Take your own picnic rug and some snacks. Last night MSO Played Romeo...More

Thank illie99
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have been coming here for years for music festivals and concerts and simply love it, especially in summer. Sitting on the grass with some friends and some drinks is awesome, or just chill out by yourself and look up at the sky. If there...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Built into the side of a hill in Kings Domain and only a short walk from the center of Melbourne this open air concert venue provides a great asset to Melbourne. Unfortunately it is used infrequently and in the summer so it does get all...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Attended the Sidney Myer Music Bowels to go the iconic Carols on Christmas eve. A terrific venue. Seats were comfortable and access was easy.

Thank Sunshine3844
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for Disney Under the Stars and it was out of this world fantastic. This whole event was just put together amazingly with great performances and the screen behind was awesome. We sat on the dressed area with a...More

Thank Bria T
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Woobies H
21 December 2016|
Response from Mei Y | Reviewed this property |
Oops! Hope you went to most lovely event! It's located next to the Magnificent Botanical Garden, in between the Yarra River and St Kilda Rd. There are lots of entrances. If you go from the Melbourne Arts Gallery towards... More