Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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Sidney Myer Music Bowl
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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 stages everything from free summer symphonies to performances from some of the biggest names in entertainment. It is 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 with entry from the rear of 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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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia1,790 contributions
Nov. 2021
Situated in the parklands along St Kilda Road, the music bowl is a well visited spot for lovers of music. An open air theatre that gets regular use throughout the year.
Written 22 November 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,319 contributions
Feb. 2021
The Myer Music Bowl is the gift of Sidney Myer to the people of Melbourne. Sidney Myer founded the eponymous department store chain, which now stretches Australia-wide. These days, the Myer Music Bowl is best-known for Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight, one of the highlights of the festive season. A series of free orchestral concerts is also planned this year.
Written 3 February 2021
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Oct. 2020
The Myer Music Bowl was a gift to the people of Melbourne from the Myer family. It is outdoors, so it is good in summer. The annual Carols by Candlelight are held every year to celebrate Christmas -- it's a family occasion.
Written 8 October 2020
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Swell Traveller
Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
Aug. 2020
In 1959 the Sidney Myer Music Bowl was opened. Donated to the people of Melbourne by the Myer family, who were synonymous with the store chain in Australia, is a popular venue for concerts, opera, other events, plays and Carols By Candlelight - a yearly tradition enjoyed by young and old.

This unique sound shell music bowl/structure allows for excellent sound quality and is worth a walk around to admire the construction. The public to buy a seat [2000] or general admission tickets [11,000 capacity] to shows and bring their blankets and chair, some food and sit on the grassed area.

When not being used for shows it is open for the public to walk/jog through [except the stage/seating areas] as it is part of the Domain Gardens, the Arts precinct and close to the Yarra River and other tourists and sporting venues.

Within its confines, there is a range of sculptures, including a memorial to Sidney Myer and murals by local artists. An exciting place to photograph with the city skyline in the background. Places to sit around it and a lovely pond with the occasional ducks are nearby.

A place for all, any time of year.
Written 16 September 2020
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia4,643 contributions
Feb. 2020
Visited on Monday 10th February. Well worth going to check out this landmark, close to CBD and easy to get to on a tram and walking.
Written 12 April 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,319 contributions
Dec. 2019
The Myer family presented the eponymous Music Bowl to the people of Melbourne. Sidney Myer founded the Myer department store chain. The Myer family are well known for their charitable works. The Myer family owned the Myer Department Store chain until recently; many customers wish they still did. The Myer Music Bowl is best known for Carols by Candlight, a family event held just before Christmas every year.
Written 14 February 2020
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Mark G
Melbourne, Australia1,766 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Went to the free concert here but an going to see New Order here in March. Great Ampitheatre. Bring your own seating though.
Written 8 February 2020
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Normandy C
Melbourne, Australia1,351 contributions
Mar. 2019
Kylie Monogue's Melbourne Hometown Performance at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Despite the chilly evening, it was a Red Hot performance by our Kylie!
Written 27 January 2020
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Barbara D
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Dec. 2019 • Family
How ghastly was channel 9 Christmas carols by candlelight
Just a mish mash of Christmas songs not appropriate to our country
There were a couple of out standing performers. Anthony Calia, David Hobson, Sophie Palladio, Maria Pryor
More carols please. Not a poor variety show
What happened to the candles. Don't need light savers
Written 25 December 2019
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Hi Barbara, We’re extremely disappointed to hear about your experience at Carols by Candlelight. We strive to create great experiences for everyone that visits us at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and we’re disappointed to hear of your feedback. We have passed your comments onto the presenter for this show, however please feel free to send any further feedback directly to our team via feedback@artscentremelbourne.com.au Kind regards, Arts Centre Melbourne
Written 1 January 2020
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Brad P
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
Absolutely the who's who of b grade hacks. Like watching an animal die slowly. Needs a complete overhaul. It's just so tired and predictable.
Written 24 December 2019
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