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Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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Address: Alexandra Ave, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9281 8360

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is located in the Kings Domain Gardens, close to...

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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We have been watching Carols by Candlelight that are held here on TV for years so to actually be able to go down and climb onto the stage was just a dream come true. What a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Tracey H
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have been watching Carols by Candlelight that are held here on TV for years so to actually be able to go down and climb onto the stage was just a dream come true. What a wonderful iconic attraction Melbourne has in this and we just loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent place to visit flying on tiger airlines from Melbourne to Sidney was cheep and a good flight. Stayed at Marriott in Sidney excellent accomodation

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is located in the Kings Domain Gardens and on the opposite side of the river to the various sporting facilities and if you are in the area such as walking the river or the Botanic Gardens it is worth a visit.. It is enhanced when there is a function on but worth seeing. as well as enjoying the parks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Beautifully located by the Yarra and the world famous Royal Melbourne Botanical Garden, you cannot find a better place to unwind and chill out to watch the night sky! Our yearly Carol by Candlelight is held here! The landscape is so well done that people just love sitting on the grass to watch the shows! Well planned indeed!

Thank Mei Y
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Myer is the biggest department store china in Australia. Its flagship store is in Bourke St, in he centre of Melbourne. The Myer Music Bowl is the gift of the Myer family to the people of Melbourne. It is just out of the City and is used regularly, for events such as the annual Candles by Candlelight each Christmas. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

the majical morement of christmas singing carrols lighting candels kids around this is christmas the entertainers, santa lov every yr. I saw shirly Bassy here yrs ago the great pianist.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

A gift to Melbourne by the Myer family and still used on regular occasions. Check the net for times and events.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Very first time here. We saw City & Colour the band was outstanding. It was a stunning night, chilly but clear, the sound is amazing. The venue is relaxed, we sat on the hill and we didn't have a problem seeing the band. A highly recommended venue for any band, drink are well priced also.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Lovely area for concerts. The surrounding area is full of Park lands, with Melbourne CBD in the background. The Botanical Gardens are only a short walk away, as well. After a Concert the Myer Music Bowl is ideally situated in Melbourne for more advetures as everything is within walking distance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Summer in Melbourne brings a series of free weekend concerts for the public, the venue this amphitheatre. On one program you might hear a short classical piece or two, excerpts from longer classical works, and maybe even a new work by a known composer. Another program might feature music of another genre. Arrive early if you want your choice of... More 

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