Mozart by Moonlight


Sunday 26th Feb - this evenings performance will being at 6pm. Front of house will open at 5pm. Tickets are still available for this performance and can be purchased on site using cash or card. 



Enter through OBSERVATORY GATE along Birdwood Ave (directly opposite the Shrine of Remembrance). See here for map.

"another tremendous success" Theatre People

"It is a great celebration of the achievements of Melbourne Opera, a company that is dedicated to providing accessible opera in Melbourne." Theatre Press

Experience a very special concert under the stars in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, presented in conjunction with Melbourne Opera Company. Join us for a magnificent evening of arias from Mozart's best-known operas. Enjoy the sumptuous voices of Melbourne's most accomplished up and coming artists with the beautiful accompaniment of the company's orchestra.


Greg Hocking

So pack a picnic and bring a rug (or folding chair if you like!) and enjoy this very very special event.

Ticket Type

Early Bird Sale

Ticket Price

Adults $40 $50
Concession* $40 $45
Child (15 years and under) $25 $25
Group Booking $40 $45


*Concession tickets are available to: Full Time Students, Aged Pensioners & Commonwealth Health Care Card Holders. Seniors Cards are not accepted as valid concession for this event.

Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Enter via the Observatory Gate on Birdwood Avenue. Please click here for a map.

When: 6pm, 26th Feb 2017. If this performance is unable to go ahead a secondary performance will go ahead on the 5th of March.

By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to keep the 5th of March free in your diary so that if the performance can't go ahead you don't miss out and get to attend the next evening. If you are unable to attend the re-scheduled performance on the 5th, you will be able to redeem a credit note.

The performance on 5th Feb 2017 has been cancelled due to weather.  All tickets from this performance can be used on the 26th of Feb. 

Box office opens one hour prior to the performance start time.

Candy Bar : Don't worry if you don't have time to pack your own picnic! We have lots of treats on site for you to purchase and enjoy. The Candy bar includes wine, beer, spirits, soft drink, chocolate, chips, lollies, hot chocolate, tea and coffee.

Italian Menu: You can order from an extensive Italian Menu and have your pasta or pizza delivered to your picnic rug right before the show begins! Food can be ordered online or on site on the day of performance. For food delivery before the start of the show, orders must be placed by 5.15pm. Click here to see what is on the menu!

Chair Hire: Chairs can be hired on site for $5. High chairs (a standard garden chair) and low chairs (which seat you directly on the ground - perfect for picnicing) are available on site. These chairs can sell out, so we recommend arriving a little bit early to secure one for yourself!

Can I bring my own chairs?: You certainly can! Bring chairs, picnic rugs, bean bags, blankets and whatever else you like. We just ask that those with tall chairs sit behind a rope that we set up so that you don't obstruct anyone's view of the performance.

Can I bring my own food a drink?: Yes! You can bring your own picnic full of whatever goodies you like. We also have a candy bar on site, so don't worry if you forget to bring something, we will be able to sort you out.

Running Time: The show begins at 6pm and will finish by 8.30pm. This includes a 15 minute interval.

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