Ticketing Information

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How to get your tickets

Discover all of the ways you can get your tickets to a Midsumma Festival event:

Purchase tickets quickly and easily by searching for the event and pressing the "Book Online" button. We accept VISA and Mastercard only.

Tickets are available online until one hour before an event's start-time, unless otherwise specified.

Our friendly ticketing team are available most weekdays from 11am to 4pm on 03 9296 6600 for enquiries and bookings. The office will be closed between Christmas and New Year but online bookings are available over this period. 

Midsumma is Relay Service friendly! Contact the National Relay Service on 133 677 or via relayservice.com.au, then ask for 03 9296 6600 during business hours.

Purchase tickets at the door of the venue from approximately one hour prior to the show. Tickets are subject to availability. Contact the venue directly to confirm on the door ticket availability and venue opening times. Some venues may be cash only.

All tickets will be emailed to you directly. You can show your E-ticket on your smart phone, or if you don't have a smart phone you can print your tickets and bring them with you. 

Did your phone run out of battery? Simply turn up! Venues will have a door list, so just show your photo ID.

Please let us know if you have any access requirements you would like us to inform the venue of so that they can assist with your visit. You will be prompted to let us know about your access requirements during the checkout process.

If you would like to inform us of your access requirements after purchasing your tickets, please email [email protected]

If you would like to arrange a Companion Ticket, please email [email protected] with the subject heading "Companion Ticket" or call 03 9296 6600 11am-4pm Mon-Fri. 

For more information about access and for a list of accessible events, please see this page

Discounts and Concessions

See all valid discounts and concessions:

Companion Card holders qualify for a complimentary ticket for their companion. Please email [email protected] with the subject heading "Companion Ticket" to arrange or call 03 9296 6600 11am-4pm weekdays. You may be required to present your Companion Card at the venue on entry. We advise checking with the venue directly for the most up-to-date access information for your event.

We accept a range of concession cards including seniors, full-time students, and health care cards.  You will be required to show proof of concession when entering the venue. Eligible concessions are listed at checkout. 

Shows may offer discount tickets for performances early in the season. If you purchase these tickets please be mindful that there may be a few production 'kinks' to iron out.

Some events may offer a discount if you purchase tickets as a group! So grab your friends, your colleagues or your family book together. Group prices are displayed on eligible event pages and are usually offered for a minimum of 4 or 6 tickets purchased in one transaction. 

Please note tickets must be purchased in the same transaction to receive the discount. Group discounts cannot be claimed retrospectively so please check you are happy with your purchase before completing your order. 

Lots of our events are free! However, some still require you to secure your place by booking.  You can secure your place online in the same way you would book a regular ticket. No fees apply for ticketed-free events booked via midsumma.org.au.

Entry to non-ticketed free events is subject to venue capacity and at the discretion of venue staff.

Hunting for a bargain? Buy your tickets during the three weeks following the official program launch to get 15% off tickets on many events.

For the 2023 festival, if you booked by 21 December 2022 on eligible Early Bird events you would receive a 15% discount. A similar deal will be available for future festivals. Offer valid on Full Price tickets booked via midsumma.org.au

Keep your eyes peeled on #midsumma and our eNews for last-minute discount tickets, promo codes and giveaways.


Purchase tickets to three eligible events or more to collect a 10% discount at checkout.

See all events that were eligible for the 3 Show Package for the 2023 festival.

Offer valid on Full Price tickets purchased in the same transaction via midsumma.org.au. Unfortunately we are not able to apply this offer retrospectively so have a browse and choose 3 events that tickle your fancy!

Children under two years old may be admitted to some events without a ticket, provided they sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. Excludes 18+ events.

Gift Vouchers

Looking for the perfect gift for your arts-loving loved ones? Why not treat them to a Midsumma Festival Gift Voucher?

Midsumma Festival Gift Vouchers will be available to purchase from 29th November 2023. 

Gift Vouchers for Midsumma Festival 2023 were valid until 11:59pm 12 February 2023.

  • Gift vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged (in part or fully) for cash and cannot be replaced if lost. 
  • Gift vouchers may only be used to purchase tickets sold directly via Midsumma Festival (online or over the phone) and cannot be redeemed through third party ticketing providers. 
  • The value of your gift voucher is inclusive of GST. 
  • Any balance that remains on the gift voucher after expiry will not be available for use

Ticketing Terms & Conditions

A booking fee of $5.25 is applied per transaction (not per ticket) for all online and phone bookings (but there's no booking fee for free events).

Latecomers admitted at the discretion of the venue - you can check the latecomers policy directly with the venue. Please be aware that we are unable to provide refunds or exchanges for missed performances due to late arrival. 

Exchanges are permitted in the following circumstances for tickets booked directly through Midsumma Festival:

  • Exchanges are subject to a $3.50 exchange fee per transaction and must be completed over the phone by calling 03 9296 6600 between 11am and 4pm Mon-Fri.
  • Exchanges must be completed at least 48 business hours prior to the start time of your original booked session. 
  • Exchanges can only be issued for the same event, for tickets of the same value or greater. We are unable to issue refunds for any difference in the ticket price. 
  • If your original tickets were bought as part of a promotion with a specified end date, please note we will be unable to apply the promotion to tickets exchanged after the specified end date. 
  • If your tickets have been booked through a third-party ticketing provider (such as from a venue), the third-party ticketing provider Terms & Conditions will apply. 
  • Refunds will only be issued in line with Live Performance Australia guidelines
  • Refunds will not be issued unless an event is cancelled, re-scheduled or significantly re-located, in which case the Midsumma team will be in touch directly. 
  • Refunds will not be issued for change of mind, illness or missed performances, including for latecomers who are not admitted at the discretion of the venue.
  • Line-ups are subject to change without notice and refunds cannot be issued for change in performers except where the performer is listed as the "main" act. 
  • Midsumma takes no responsibility for tickets issued through third parties and you should always contact your original point of sale for any ticketing enquiries.
  • If your tickets have been booked through a third-party ticketing provider (such as from a venue), the third-party ticketing provider Terms & Conditions will apply.

Midsumma makes every effort to ensure all details on our website are correct, however details are subject to change where necessary and without notice. All rights remain with event producers, including moral rights. Midsumma Festival is an open-access program and does not have direct control over many of the individual events or changes made to these. 

Our Valued Ticketing Partner


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