" This skillful, lovingly reverential production of H.M.S. Pinafore is the sparkling gem that Gilbert and Sullivan lovers have been waiting years to see. "
Simon Parris: Man in Chair

Melbourne Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore, their first big success. H.M.S. Pinafore features many of G&S’s best loved comic songs, arias and choruses in a scintillating and timeless send up of the British class system and politicians.

How to get to the show

Public transport is advised as parking can sometimes be difficult to find or be a long walk from the gardens.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Southern Cross Lawn – enter via the Observatory Gate on Birdwood Avenue, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance.
Free and metered 2, 3 and 4-hour parking is available on surrounding streets.
Public transport: 
Take the train to Flinders Street Station. Then take a tram to the Domain Road Interchange. Walk towards the Shrine of Remembrance and on the other side of it you will see Birdwood Avenue and the Observatory Gate. The performance area is immediately on your left after entering. Visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au for more information.

Gilbert and Sullivan under the stars!

One Shows Only!

WHEN:Sunday, 25 February 2018 – 6pm 
WHERE: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne – Southern Cross Lawn
Enter Observatory Gate, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra
RUNNING TIME: approx. 2.5 hours inc. 20 min intermission.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?: Pack a picnic full of goodies that you like to eat and drink, a rug or chair to sit on. Chairs are available to hire for $5.
Tickets are also sold on-site at the box office from 1 hour prior to the performance start time (subject to availability).

Ticket Prices

Adult  $50
Student/Concession  $45
Children (2 years to 15 years) $25


Cast and Crew

Conducted by Greg Hocking

Venue Map