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Season 2019

Subscribe to see 3 or more plays and secure your tickets now for an incredible year at Melbourne’s Home of Theatre.

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Season 2019 Trailer

Why Subscribe?

Book 3 or more main season plays and enjoy exclusive Subscriber Rewards

Best Seats Available

Access the best seats in the house. Get your order in early to beat the rush.


Plan in advance but enjoy the flexibility to change dates with MTC Subscriber ticket exchanges.

Great Value

Enjoy big theatre discounts and save up to 30% on your tickets.

Pay by Instalments

Stretch your subscription payment out across the year with credit card instalments.

Priority Bookings

Book months before tickets go on sale to the public. Current Subscribers also enjoy a priority renewal period.

Bring a Friend

Invite family and friends to share in a regular outing with additional tickets at special discounted prices.

Full Season Subscriber Rewards

Subscribe to the Full Season and enjoy even more exclusive rewards including FREE exchanges on package tickets, 15% off at Southbank Theatre Foyer Bars, the biggest discount on tickets, priority bookings and a special MTC Full Season membership card.

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.’

Jenny Rowe

‘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 group, the easiest way to subscribe is online. Subscribing online is easy and convenient.

You can learn more about booking your subscription online in this short video.

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!

Subscribe Online

Book by mail

Print out and mail us your subscription booking form to:

MTC Subscriptions
252 Sturt St, Southbank
VIC 3006

or to the Southbank Theatre drop box at:

Southbank Theatre
140 Southbank Blvd
Southbank VIC 3006

Download 7+ Play booking form Download Mini Theatre Package booking form

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

Bring a friend

Gather your friends and family to make your MTC experience even more social. Groups of 10+ save even more. Subscribers can also purchase discount Additional Tickets at the time of booking.

Access Requirements

MTC is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. You can learn more about our access services, including wheelchair and mobility access, Auslan interpreted performances, audio description, tactiles tours, captioning and assisted hearing systems here at

Please make us aware at the time of booking if you’d like to make use of any of these services. If you require assistance that is not covered here, please let us know. We are happy to help wherever possible.

  7 Plays 8 Plays 9 Plays 11 Plays
Full Season
Full Price
Previews & Weekday Matinees $535 $608 $681 $750
Monday to Thursday Evenings $612 $696 $780 $860
Friday Evenings & Weekend Performances $661 $752 $843 $904
Opening Nights* $934 $1,064 $1,194 $1,454
Seniors and Groups of 10 or More
Previews & Weekday Matinees $500 $568 $636 $695
Monday to Thursday Evenings $577 $656 $735 $805
Friday Evenings & Weekend Performances $633 $720 $807 $860
Pensioners, Full Time Students, University of Melbourne Staff
Previews & Weekday Matinees $430 $488 $546 $585
Monday to Thursday Evenings $542 $616 $690 $750
Friday Evenings & Weekend Performances $598 $680 $762 $816
People Under 30
Previews & Weekday Matinees $264 $300 $336 $375
Monday to Thursday Evenings $306 $348 $390 $430
Friday Evenings & Weekend Performances $327 $372 $417 $452

Prices above include a per show ticket premium ($12 Adult or $6 Under 30) for the blockbuster productions of Shakespeare in Love and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Prices are lower if you do not select these productions.

Prices for productions in Mini Theatre Packages of 3-6 plays can be found on the booking form here.

*Opening Night Subscriptions only available to Donors giving $1,000+

29 November 2018

Tickets go on sale to the public for The Lady in the Van, Arbus & West, A View From the Bridge, Così

7 March 2019

Tickets go on sale to the public to the public for Heisenberg, Storm Boy, Shakespeare in Love, Golden Shield, Black is the New White, Photograph 51

6 June 2019

Tickets go on sale to the public to the public for Kiss of the Spider Woman

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+How many plays do I need to choose?

To book now, you’ll need to choose three or more plays from our 2019 Season.

+What concessions are available?

People under the age of 30 save 50% on full price subscriptions. Other concessions are also available for full time students, seniors, groups, pensioners, and University of Melbourne staff.

+What if my plans change?

Subscriptions at MTC are extremely flexible. If you need to change your performance dates or the shows in your package later, you can (terms and conditions apply).

+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. Tickets are cheaper the more plays you see.

+When can I book tickets to individual shows?

Tickets to some shows will be available from 29 November this year, with the remainder on sale in 2019. Popular shows will sell quickly to Subscribers, so we urge you to secure your seats as soon as possible. Tickets are also much cheaper as part of a package – buying tickets to individual shows later will cost you up to 30% more, and may incur additional transaction fees.

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

That’s easy. People in your party can book different package sizes, choose different plays, and even choose the same plays but on different dates.

+Can I choose my seats?

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

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

+Where can I get a copy of the brochure?

You can view a copy of the Season Brochure online, or request a brochure be mailed to you here.

+When will I get my tickets?

We will post your tickets out to you once your order has been processed. For current Subscribers we anticipate that the processing of your subscription will take up to four weeks. If you are a new Subscriber your booking will be processed from 12 October in order of receipt 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 0800.

Any Questions?

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