MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY AND LIVE PERFORMANCE AUSTRALIA
Melbourne Theatre Company is an Australian Organisation and the prices displayed on this website, and in all publications – both online and print – are in Australian Dollars (AUD) only.
Tickets sold or issued by Melbourne Theatre Company are subject to the Live Performance Australia (LPA) Ticketing Code of Practice and the Melbourne Theatre Company Terms and Conditions of sale. Any person purchasing a ticket or attending an event agrees to abide by these terms and conditions.
LPA Ticketing Code of Practice (2021) is a voluntary industry code setting out industry best practice standards of consumer protection for the ticketing of live entertainment events in Australia. Information on the Code and copies of it are freely available via the web or at the time of booking from the Southbank Theatre Box Office.
CHILDREN AT PERFORMANCES
Melbourne Theatre Company is committed to providing an environment where all audience members, including babes in arms and young children, can be accommodated in a way which ensures every person in the theatre can have an enjoyable experience free of distraction or interruption from other audience members.
For the majority of Melbourne Theatre Company productions and productions presented by Other Companies at Southbank Theatre, children who have not yet turned two years old may be admitted into an event at no cost and without a ticket. In these cases, children will not be allocated a seat and must be seated on the lap of a parent or guardian for the duration of the event.
Young children who are not babes in arms and/or are over two years old are required to have their own seat and have a paid ticket (youth price).
Some events do require children under the age of two to be admitted with a ticket – particularly for performances programmed specifically for this age group, please check the production page or enquire with our team when booking.
Unless a show is specifically a designated children’s performance, most Melbourne Theatre Company productions are considered unsuitable for young children. Melbourne Theatre Company provides a detailed parent’s guide to best inform parents about content and suitability of each production for children, and it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure the production is appropriate for the minor/s attending in their care.
Melbourne Theatre Company accepts Companion Cards for all productions and all events presented at Southbank Theatre. Present your Companion Card when you are booking your ticket and you will be required to pay only for your own ticket, a second ticket will be issued for your companion at no charge. Tickets will be held at the Southbank Theatre Box Office and can be collected on presentation of the Companion Card and any other relevant ID
Concessions must be Australian Issued and valid at the time of booking. Full or partial refunds are not available if you become eligible for a concession after you have booked. Proof of concession must be provided at the time of booking. Under 30s (29 years and under) must provide documentation indicating proof of age, such as a driver’s license, and a contact email or postal address. Full-time students must provide proof of current full-time enrollment. Proof of concession may be required to be provided to gain access to the venue or event if being admitted on a concession ticket. Failure to provide valid proof will result in an upgrade fee on that ticket.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Ticket holders must adhere to all public health orders and Melbourne Theatre Company policies when attending Melbourne Theatre Company performances and venues. Failure to comply will result in tickets being rendered void.
The use of photographic or recording equipment, including mobile phones, is prohibited. Mobile devices must be turned off before entry into the venue’s auditorium.
Food and beverages may not be consumed in the auditorium unless otherwise advised.
It is a condition of entry that a search of persons or possessions may be required at the time of entry to the Venue.
Melbourne Theatre Company reserves the right to refuse admission or evict a ticket holder in accordance with the LPA Ticketing Code of Practice or if they compromise the health, safety or welfare of Melbourne Theatre Company staff with aggressive or abusive behaviour.
Content warnings (such as adult themes and coarse language) have been noted with the play summaries in the Performance Diary within the annual season brochure where appropriate and updates are available on the play pages and parents section of the Melbourne Theatre Company website. Stage cigarettes do not contain tobacco. This information is most up-to-date one week prior to the first Preview of a production. A warning sign will also be placed in the theatre foyer during the production. For detailed information about each production please see our production content guide.
DIGITAL OFFERINGS AND EVENTS
Digital offerings and events, including but not limited to MTC Digital Theatre, MTC Audio Lab, Live Stream events, interviews and promotional content, are copyright of Melbourne Theatre Company and may not be recorded, reproduced, screen-captured, shared, retransmitted, downloaded or in any other way captured, in part or in full, without the prior written permission of Melbourne Theatre Company.
Melbourne Theatre Company’s digital offerings and events are for private use only and must not be offered for public or non-private screenings, or offered for commercial sale, without the prior written permission of Melbourne Theatre Company. Where a digital offering or event is ticketed, use within educational and institutional facilities, and/or group viewings, may be permitted only with the purchase of an appropriate education or group ticket.
MTC Digital Theatre is available to view within Australia only. Where digital offerings and events are geo-locked or geo-targeted to a specific region, any efforts to circumvent such limits are prohibited.
Melbourne Theatre Company reserves the right to vary ticket prices, and/or vary advertised programmes, across its range of digital offerings and events. Where a digital offering or event is ticketed, Melbourne Theatre Company reserves the right to impose a time limit on the viewing of such offering, which shall be clearly advertised at the time purchase. Melbourne Theatre Company shall not be liable in the event any person fails to complete their viewing of the digital offering or event within the allotted time.
Work captured and communicated within Melbourne Theatre Company’s digital offerings and events, including but not limited to dialogue, performance, direction and production design, are copyright. Creation of derivative works, either for live performance or digital distribution including but not limited to social media, online discussions, presentations and private email communications, are prohibited without the express written permission of Melbourne Theatre Company or the relevant rights holder/s.
Any person viewing or otherwise accessing an Melbourne Theatre Company digital offering or event, whether ticketed or for free, agrees to abide by these terms and conditions. Melbourne Theatre Company reserves the right to cancel any ticket sold to a digital offering or event and/or withdraw digital event access from any user who is in breach of these terms and conditions. Melbourne Theatre Company also reserves the right to take action, including legal proceedings, against any individuals found to be in breach of these terms and conditions.
EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS
Subscribers and single ticket holders are entitled to exchange tickets to Mainstage productions, within the same season.
For a different performance date of the same production
Tickets can be exchanged to another date of the same production provided the tickets are received at least 24 hours prior to the performance date indicated on the ticket.
For a different production
Subscribers may exchange into another mainstage production of the same season, provided the exchange is not for a production that is already booked within the subscription package, and that the exchange occurs at least one week before the first preview of the originally booked production.
Exchange fees apply to most exchanges. An upgrade supplement will be charged if exchanging to a higher priced performance. Any difference in ticket price will not be refunded. For more information, visit the Ticket Exchanges page.
Exchanges can be made from ticket on sale dates, either online, in person at the Southbank Theatre Box Office, or by mail (please allow 5 working days for mail exchanges).
Tickets cannot be refunded after purchase except, as outlined in the LPA Ticketing Code of Practice, if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated.
When an event is impacted by Intervening Circumstances, such as a cause outside of Melbourne Theatre Company’s control, Melbourne Theatre Company reserve the right to issue a partial refund, less any booking/service fees or delivery charges.
Gift Vouchers can be purchased online or via the Box Office. Vouchers are valid for three years from the date of purchase, and can be used to purchase single tickets or to make part payment on an Melbourne Theatre Company subscription. Please note that vouchers are not transferable or refundable for cash. In the event that a voucher has been used for a performance which is later cancelled, the value of the ticket plus any booking fees will be refunded in the form of a new gift voucher, not in cash or any other currency.
The Head Booker is the first person listed on the booking form (and on the topmost form when multiple forms are submitted together). Please note that the Head Booker is the point of contact in case of seating reallocation or other contingencies. The Head Booker is responsible for giving correct contact and payment information at the time of booking for all other attendees and will be required to assist with further documentation to verify any incorrect information.
The performance will commence promptly at the advertised time. Melbourne Theatre Company reserves the right to admit latecomers only when/if there is a suitable break in the performance, and to relocate seating. Management reserves the right to refuse admission; this policy is to prevent disruption to other patrons and the performance.
Lost ticket passes must be collected in-person from the performance venue in the hour prior to the relevant performance. Requests for lost ticket passes must be made in person and cannot be requested or prepared earlier than one hour prior to the performance. Please note lost ticket vouchers cannot be exchanged. For more information, call the Southbank Theatre Box Office on 03 8688 0800.
A limited number of Opening Night subscriptions packages are available to Donors donating $1,000+. Opening Night subscription tickets can be exchanged; however any price difference is non-refundable. Additional tickets are not available for Opening Nights.
PERFORMANCE ALTERATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS
Melbourne Theatre Company reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists. It is our philosophy that performances should proceed where practicable and in the event of last minute substitutions artists may read from the script on stage.
Melbourne Theatre Company reserves the right to vary ticket prices, and/or vary advertised programmes, seating arrangements and audience capacity.
In the case of a cancelled performance ticket holders may exchange into another performance of the same production, subject to availability, or into another mainstage performance of the current season by returning their tickets to the place of purchase. If a refund is required tickets must be returned to the place of purchase within 20 days of the cancelled performance.
Melbourne Theatre Company reserves the right to record, broadcast, telecast or webcast any event.
Tickets for performances and events are valid only when purchased from an agent authorised by Melbourne Theatre Company to sell or distribute tickets. Tickets may not, without Melbourne Theatre Company’s prior written consent, be on-sold or offered for sale at a premium, offered as a prize or inducement, packaged or otherwise used for advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes. Melbourne Theatre Company reserves the right to cancel any ticket sold or offered for sale or otherwise provided or distributed in breach of this condition, without refund to the consumer.
OTHER COMPANIES AT SOUTHBANK THEATRE
Tickets for performances and events produced by external hirers are sold on behalf of the organisation responsible for the performance, subject to the terms and conditions applicable to that performance, the LPA Ticketing Code of Practise, and Melbourne Theatre Company’s Terms and Conditions of sale. Any person purchasing a ticket agrees to abide by these conditions of sale.
Tickets may only be exchanged subject to the approval of the presenting organisation, and are subject to a per ticket exchange fee. Further conditions may apply.
Subscribers save money on every ticket, have priority access to the best seats, enjoy flexible exchanges and more exclusive benefits.
Ticket Prices and Discounts
Learn more about our ticket prices and discounts.
Change of plans? No worries. We have a range of exchange options.
Free Up Seats
Can't make your performance? Free Up Seats allows you to make your seats available for someone else.
Production Content Guide
A detailed content guide for our upcoming productions.
Ratings and warnings to help you decide what plays are appropriate for your children.
Access $25 tickets to a week’s worth of performances, with a valid concession card.
Melbourne Theatre Company hosts post-show Forum Nights for most productions, giving people the chance to hear first-hand from members of the cast and creative team of each show.
University of Melbourne Discounts
University of Melbourne staff memebers are eligible to receive discounts.
Access an exclusive discount for theatre industry professionals with our Industry Pass.