Why Subscribe?

Embrace a year full of remarkable theatre and enjoy a range of special benefits.

  1. Best seats available

    Subscribers can access the best seats in the house well before tickets go on sale to the public. Get your order in early to beat the rush.

  2. Discounted Tickets

    Subscribers enjoy the best value MTC tickets. Save up to 30% with full price subscriptions starting from $65 per ticket. Concessions are also available.

  3. Ticket Exchanges

    MTC offers Subscribers the exclusive opportunity to exchange tickets. Plan your entertainment calendar in advance and look forward to a year of great theatre. It’s no big deal if your plans change.

  4. Share the Love

    Let family and friends share in your love of theatre with additional tickets at special discounted Subscriber prices.

  5. Pay by instalments

    Subscribers have the option to pay for their theatre package in four easy instalments across the year, when paying by credit card.

  6. Hear it First

    MTC’s Subscriber magazine Scenes and monthly eNewsletters keep Subscribers up to date with interviews, articles and special offers.

Hear from our Subscribers

  • ‘My partner and I have been subscribing for at least ten years. We love looking forward to a regular night at the theatre with friends.’

    Sue Rowe
  • ‘2016 was our first year of subscribing to MTC and we’ve been amazed by the quality and variety of theatre that’s right here on our doorstep.’

    Lilian Tribe
  • ‘We are always proud to recommend MTC. It’s part of what makes Melbourne such a great cultural city to be a part of.’

    Peter Chalk

How to book

Book Online

Whether booking for yourself or a big group, the easiest way to subscribe is online. Online subscription bookings are quick, convenient and secure.

If you are a current Subscriber, make sure you use your existing account and login so you don’t miss out on the exclusive priority period!

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Book by mail

Print out and mail us your subscription booking form.

Download a booking form here

Please note we cannot accept bookings by email, fax or phone.

Group bookings

Why not heat up your post-theatre conversation and make your MTC experience even more social with your very own theatre group? Groups of 10 or more save up to 7% on subscriptions.

Access requirements

Please let us know at the time of booking if you have access or particular seating requirements so we can select seats suitable to your needs.

Tailor a subscription of 3 – 11 plays within the 2018 Season and you’re all set for a year full of thrilling theatre. Concessions are available for seniors, groups, pensioners, full time students, University of Melbourne staff and people aged under 30. You can view prices for 3 to 6 Play packages here.

  7 Plays 8 Plays 9 Plays Full Season
11 Plays
Full Price
Previews & Weekday Matinees $510 $580 $650 $713
Monday to Thursday Evenings $587 $668 $749 $823
Friday Evenings & Weekend Performances $629 $716 $803 $867
Opening Nights* $881 $1,004 $1,127 $1,137
Seniors and Groups of 10 or More
Previews & Weekday Matinees $475 $540 $605 $658
Monday to Thursday Evenings $552 $628 $704 $768
Friday Evenings & amp;Weekend Performances $601 $684 $767 $823
Pensioners, Full Time Students, University of Melbourne Staff
Previews & Weekday Matinees $405 $460 $515 $559
Monday to Thursday Evenings $517 $588 $659 $713
Friday Evenings & amp;Weekend Performances $566 $644 $722 $779
People Under 30
All Performances (excluding Opening Nights) $272 $308 $344 $361

All package prices above include a $10 per ticket premium for the blockbuster productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Twelfth Night. Package prices are lower if you do not select these productions. *Opening Night Subscriptions only available to Donors giving $1,000+.

  • 2018 Season announced.

    Exclusive priority booking window opens for renewing 11 Play Full Season Subscribers and Donors giving $1,000+

  • Exclusive priority booking window closes for renewing 11 Play Full Season Subscribers. Priority booking period opens for all other renewing Subscribers

  • Priority booking period closes for all other renewing Subscribers.

  • Booking period begins for new Subscribers.

  • Tickets go on sale to the public for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

  • Tickets go on sale to the public for The Children and Abigail’s Party.

  • Tickets go on sale to Subscribers for Hungry Ghosts.

  • Tickets go on sale to the public for all remaining productions except for Twelfth Night.

  • Tickets go on sale to the public for Twelfth Night.

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How many plays do I need to choose?

To create a subscription package, you need to choose three or more plays from our 2018 Season.

How much does a subscription package cost?

The cost of your package depends on the number of plays you choose and the days and times of your performances. You can view a pricing table here.

What sort of concessions/discounts are available?

We offer reduced prices for Pensioners, Seniors, Full Time Students, University of Melbourne staff, and people Under 30 (aged 29 and under). Proof of concession (Pension/Seniors card number, student or staff ID, or proof-of-age) must be provided at the time of booking. Terms and conditions do apply.

When can I book tickets to individual shows?

Tickets to shows are released to the public from November 2017 through to June 2018, giving subscribers many months to purchase tickets and secure great seats before the general public. Tickets are also much cheaper as part of a package – if you buy them individually later, they’ll cost up to 30% more.

What if the people I’m going with want to see different plays/go on different days?

No problem. MTC packages are extremely flexible: you can book different package sizes, choose different plays, and even choose the same plays but on different days if you need to. And if you need to change your dates later you can – MTC Subscribers have access to ticket exchanges (terms and conditions apply).

Can I choose my seats if I book online?

Unfortunately you can’t select your own seats – but rest assured we’ll choose the best seats available on the dates you’ve requested. The earlier you book, the better your seats will be!

When will I get my tickets?

We will post your tickets out to you once your order has been processed. For current 2017 Subscribers we anticipate that the processing of your subscription will take up to approximately four weeks. If you are a new Subscriber your booking will be processed in order of receipt after 6 October 2017 and may take up to four weeks from this time. If you have questions about you tickets after you complete your booking, you can call us on 8688 0990.

I don’t want to book online – can I download a booking form?

No worries – you can download a form here.

Where can I get a copy of the brochure?

You can view a copy online, or you can have a brochure sent to you by filling in our brochure request form.

Any Questions?

Contact us