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. In 2020 things might have looked a little different than they usually do, but there were plenty of the events and activities that make Dry Season in the Territory worth celebrating.

When is the Festival on?
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    The 2021 Darwin Festival will run from 5-22 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, usually including The Victoria Spiegeltent on The Esplanade and The 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 2021 Festival program released?
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    We’ll share a taste of what’s to come on May 6, with the full Program announced in June.

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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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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.

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 volunteer my services
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    Great! We’ll certainly be looking for volunteers for our 2021 Festival – just not until later in the year!

    For more information visit our Volunteers page.


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