Submit your interest now to present your Midsumma Festival 2022 event at these venues
With Midsumma right around the corner, venues are starting to seek expressions of interest for their Midsumma Festival Programs, 23 Jan to 13 Feb, 2022.
It's no secret that time slots at these venues go pretty fast, so get your submission in quick to avoid missing out on the perfectly tailored venue to suit your event.
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Australia's largest arts precinct is looking for creative projects that respond to the ‘new normal’ of our physically distanced world. With a diverse array of outdoor and indoor spaces, the Heritage Listed Convent Precinct offers additional character to embolden your Midsumma event.
Image: Disco Instamatic - Midsumma 2021 by Tanya McCulloch
Bluestone Church Arts Space
8A Hyde St, Footscray
A truly unique historic venue, Bluestone Church Arts Space features stained glass windows in the vestry to add ambience to any type of event. To top it off, Maribyronong City Council is offering local LGBTQIA+ artists free use of the space, marketing support and will cover your rego fees.
Image courtesy Maribyrnong City Council
The Butterfly Club
Carson Place (off Little Collins St), Melbourne CBD.
Two intimate performing spaces to choose from in a quirky, inner city location, with award winning foyer bars for those pre or post shows chats. The Butterfly Club is suited for soloists or small casts and has a self professed soft spot for cabaret and satires.
Image: Bottom - Midsumma Festival 2021 by Suzanne Balding.
Fringe Common Rooms
Corner Lygon and, Victoria St, Carlton
The year-round home of fiercely ground-breaking music and events, Fringe Common Rooms is committed to rebellion, inclusivity and creativity. The Ballroom and The Lounge spaces are unique characters in themselves, waiting to bring your event to life with good vibes only.
Image courtesy of Fringe Common Rooms
Gasworks Arts Park
21 Graham St, Albert Park
Renown to be a popular southside hub during Midsumma Festival, Gasworks Arts Park offers two transformable black box spaces, creating the perfect blank canvas to splash with rainbow pride. Wanting a big audience or space for a trapeze? Gasworks are experts at catering for large scale shows.
Image: You and I - Midsumma Festival 2020 by Suzanne Balding.
The MC Showroom
L1/48 Clifton St, Prahran
Tucked in the heart of Prahran, the MC Showroom is the perfect black box theatre space for all your performance needs. This indie venue welcomes experimental and adventurous work from artists, with quirky creativity at its core.
Image courtesy The MC Showroom.
Queen Victoria Women's Centre
210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Fresh faced to Midsumma but with a history that spans back to 1848, the Queen Victoria Women's Centre is no stranger to supporting women (cis, trans and non-binary inclusive) and their creative experiences. With two airy spaces on offer, be the first Midsumma event to perform or exhibit at this iconic CBD venue in 2022.
Image: Jane Yorke, The Big Feminist Sing, Queen Victoria Women's Centre
14 Acland St, St Kilda
Located in the heart of St Kilda, Theatre Works prides itself on showcasing edgy and boundary-pushing queer works. With three diverse spaces to choose from, this playful hub beats nothing but loud and proud.
Image: BENT - Midsumma 2021, courtesy of Theatre Works.
Victorian Pride Centre
79-81 Fitzroy Street St Kilda
The brand new hub for Victoria’s diverse LGBTQIA+ communities, the Victorian Pride Centre is the perfect location for presenting in a queer central setting. With a multipurpose theatrette, the Centre welcomes all event ideas - the limit is your imagination.
Image: Courtesy Victorian Pride Centre
Keen to join our database of venues?
Register your venue here for Midsumma Festival 2022. It's totally FREE to register and we accept spaces of all shapes and sizes. Venue registrations close 11 October, 2021.
Ready to register your event?
Register your event for Midsumma Festival 2022 here. Registrations close 27 September, 2021.
Venues are current at time of publishing and will be updated as more venues open their EOIs.