General information

Who is Darwin Festival for?
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    Everyone! Our Festival is safe, inclusive and welcoming and audiences of all ages and demographics can binge on a fabulous array of artistic offerings. We offer something for absolutely everyone and encourage you to try something you might not normally see –  we promise you’ll be surprised and delighted!

When is the Festival on?
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    Darwin Festival 2022 runs from Thursday 4 – Sunday 21 August.


Where is the Festival held?
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    The beating heart of Darwin Festival is Festival Park, located on the corner of Smith St and Harry Chan Ave in the Darwin CBD. Our other key venues, including Darwin Amphitheatre at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, are in and around the CBD, with visual arts and performance works also held in venues across greater Darwin.

When is the 2022 Festival program released?
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    The full program of events will be released at our official launch event on Thursday 16 June. Tickets are on sale for Friends of the Festival on Friday 17 June with General Public tickets on sale from Monday 20 June.

    To be first in the know, sign up to our e-news!


Are there COVID regulations I need to be aware of?
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    Darwin Festival complies with the advice of the Northern Territory Government Department of Health. Please do not attend Darwin Festival if you are feeling unwell. For updates check back here or if you’re wanting clarification about our COVID-19 ticketing terms, please review our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

Festival news

How can I stay in the loop?
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    Subscribe to our e-news so you don’t miss a thing. You’ll be the first to hear of exciting program reveals, competitions and news. Subscribe here.

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    Use the #darwinfestival hashtag to tag your Instagram and Facebook posts, and tweets.

Supporting the Festival

Can I become a partner?
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    We love to tailor partnerships that meet our partners’ business objectives and we ensure every partnership with Darwin Festival is unique! For more information visit our Partnerships page.

I’d like to donate some money to the Festival
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    Every donation is particularly important in these uncertain times. You can find out all you need to know about supporting us financially on our Donate page.

How do I become a Friend of the Festival?
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    Visit our Friends page for more information.

Getting involved

I’m an artist/performer – can I apply to be in the Festival?
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    Darwin Festival is a fully curated event, with the artistic program being the result of the Artistic Director’s vision. However, Darwin Festival does invite expressions of interest from local artists every year. To find out more, visit our Artists page.

I’m interested in working at Darwin Festival
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    Festival employment opportunities are featured on our Join the team page. Please check back for future openings.


I'd like to be a Darwin Festival volunteer
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    For more information visit our Volunteers page or sign up to our e-news to be alerted to 2022 opportunities. Subscribe here.

What type of jobs will I be doing as a volunteer?
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    Darwin Festival volunteers are generally engaged as Front of House, Box Office and Information assistants. However, there are also roles specific to performances as well as administrative positions prior to the festival. Our 100+ volunteers help across the Festival venues including Festival Park, Brown’s Mart Theatre, Darwin Entertainment Centre and various other locations across Darwin City. 

    We expect our volunteers to be able to: 

    • Work closely with the general public
    • Work in a busy, constantly changing environment
    • Interact with everyone from children to late night revelers
    • Be able to work as part of a large team
What are the basic requirements to be a Darwin Festival volunteer?
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    As a volunteer you must be over 16 years of age. We ask that volunteers help for a minimum of 8 hours or 3 shifts across the 18-day Festival. Shifts range from 3 to 5 hours. 


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