Venues

Festival Park is the heart of Darwin Festival but there are plenty of other places around town to check out Festival events.

Find your Festival venue from the list below and click the numbered icon to see its map location. All Darwin Festival venues are smoke free and BYO alcohol is not permitted.

 

Festival Park
Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave, Darwin City
  • INPEX Sunset Stage, Festival Park

    General Info

    All performances are general admission with some fully seated performances and others with limited seating and standing room available. Please see individual event pages for details.

    Friends of the Festival receive priority entry to performances at this venue.

    Food & Drink

    There is a bar located inside the venue and food located in Festival Park.

    Accessibility Details

    The venue has its own toilets and bar.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible but includes areas of grass terrain. Assisted wheelchair access recommended.

    Assistance dogs welcome.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    There is an accessible toilet located outside the venue in Festival Park.

    Access to non-gendered toilets.

  • Kolsen Twilight Playground, Festival Park

    General Info

    Kolsen Twilight Playground is situated at the end of Festival Park. It is adjacent to the Smith Street entrance and near the City of Darwin Civic Centre.

  • Darwin Port Bandstand, Festival Park

    General Info

    The Darwin Port Bandstand is situated at the end of Festival Park. It is adjacent to the Smith Street entrance and near the City of Darwin Civic Centre.

  • General Info

    Festival Park is open from Thurs 8 Aug to Sun 25 August, 5pm until late. Closed Mondays.

    Entry is via the gate on Smith Street, the end of Cavanagh and from the City of Darwin Civic Centre carpark

    Prams are permitted within the park; no pram parking is available.

    This is a licensed venue. Under 18s are permitted with a parent or guardian.

    Parking

    There is parking close by throughout the city, and Festival Park is located right next to the CBD Bus depot.

    Food And Drink

    This is a licensed venue. Under 18s are permitted with a parent or guardian.

    Bars and food stalls open daily, 5pm until late. Visit out ⁠Festival Food page to explore our food options. Please note that this venue is cashless.

    Due to liquor licensing requirements, drinks purchased at Festival Park, Browns Mart and Sitzler Festival Lawn must be consumed in their respective venues and cannot be carried for consumption between the venues.

    Public Transport

    Festival Park is located right next to the Darwin Bus Interchange, which has buses to various locations across Darwin. You can find more information regarding bus timetables here.

    Accessibility Details

    Festival Park is a busy location with large crowd numbers, bars, and multiple food stalls. The space includes large lighting and art installations.

    Assistance dogs welcome.

    Accessible Entrance

    Accessible drop off is available by the main entrance at Smith Street. Level Access from Smith Street

    Accessible Parking

    The nearest allocated accessible parking is in the City of Darwin car park located on Harry Chan Avenue.

    Accessible Drop Off

    Accessible drop off is available by the main entrance at Smith Street. Level Access from Smith Street

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms are located between the Box Office and the food area.

    Access to non-gendered toilets.

    Box Office
    Venue Info
Brown's Mart
Festival Park, Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave, Darwin City
  • General Info

    All performances at Brown’s Mart are general admission.

    Parking

    There is parking close by throughout the city, including Smith St and Harry Chan Ave.

    Food & Drink

    Due to liquor licensing requirements, drinks purchased at Brown’s Mart or Festival Park must be consumed in their respective venues and cannot be carried for consumption between the two venues

    Public Transport

    Brown’s Mart Theatre is located right next to the Darwin Bus Interchange, which has buses to various locations across Darwin. You can find more information regarding bus timetables here.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Assistance dogs welcome.

    Accessible Parking

    Patrons with accessible parking permits can park in the service lane out the front of the venue, next to the Bus Interchange.

    Accessible Drop Off

    Accessible drop off is available by the Smith Street entrance

    Accessible Bathrooms

    An accessible toilet is located inside the theatre foyer.

    Contact

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements.   

Sitzler Festival Lawn
In front of Parliament House, 15 Mitchell St, Darwin City
  • The Spiegeltent, Sitzler Festival Lawn

    General Info

    This venue is strictly 18+

    Friends of the Festival receive priority entry to The Party, excluding Friday and Saturday performances.

    Accessibility Details

    General admission and the cheap seats are wheelchair accessible. The Ringside VIP, Premium and Booth seating areas are not wheelchair accessible. Ringside/Premium require going downstairs.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    An accessible toilet is located outside the venue in Sitzler Festival Lawn.

    Contact

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements.

  • General Info

    Sitzler Festival Lawn is open from Tues 6 Aug until Sun 25 Aug. Closed Mondays.  Entry via Bennett Street and Town Hall Ruins.

    This is a licensed venue. Under 18s are permitted with a parent or guardian.

    Access to non-gendered toilets.

    Parking

    There is parking close by throughout the city. Click here for a street parking map of Darwin

    Food And Drink

    Bars open daily, 5pm until late. Please note that this venue is cashless.

    Due to liquor licensing requirements, drinks purchased at Sitzler Festival Lawn or Festival Park must be consumed in their respective venues and cannot be carried for consumption between the two venues.

    Public Transport

    The Bus Interchange is located a short distance from the venue.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible. Includes areas of grass terrain and unsealed pathways. Assisted wheelchair access is recommended.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking is located in the carpark adjacent to Parliament on Mitchell Street.

    Accessible Drop Off

    Accessible drop off is available in the carpark adjacent to Parliament House on Mitchell Street.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

    Contact

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements.

Coconut Studios
8/18 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove
  • Accessibility Details

    The downstairs gallery and reception area are wheelchair accessible.

    The upstairs gallery is not wheelchair accessible, as it can only be accessed via 18 stairs with handrails on both side.

Darwin Entertainment Centre
93 Mitchell Street, Darwin City
  • Studio Theatre, Darwin Entertainment Centre

    General Info

    All performances are allocated seating.

    Accessible seating is available in the theatre and can be booked by emailing access@darwinfestival.org.au 0r calling the Darwin Festival Box Office on (08) 8943 4222. Accessible seating cannot be booked online.

  • The Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre

    General Info

    All performances are allocated seating.

    Accessible seating is available in the theatre and can be booked by emailing access@darwinfestival.org.au 0r calling the Darwin Festival Box Office on (08) 8943 4222. Accessible seating cannot be booked online.

  • General Info

    All performances, with the exception of ‘Pod’, have allocated seating. The option to select seats is available during the booking process.

    Darwin Entertainment Centre’s Box Office opens one hour before performances

    Baby change facilities are available in both male and female toilets on the ground floor.

    Parking

    Parking is available in the DoubleTree by Hilton underground carpark, with lift access available to street level. The carpark uses license recognition for payment on exit by card only.

    Food & Drink

    The Darwin Entertainment Centre has a licensed bar.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    There is lift access to the first floor.

    Accessible seating is reserved for patrons with accessibility needs and cannot be booked online.  Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your requirements.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking is available in the DoubleTree by Hilton underground carpark, with lift access available to street level. The carpark uses license recognition for payment on exit by card only.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available on both the ground and first floor.

Darwin Railway Club
17 Somerville Gardens, Parap
  • General Info

    This is a licensed venue and is strictly 18+

    All performances are general admission. Events are standing with limited seating.

    Parking

    Limited parking available on site.

    Food & Drink

    This venue features a licensed bar and a variety of food options available for purchase during specific kitchen opening hours.

    Accessibility Details

    Access to the venue is over gravel and uneven ground. Entrance is via a few steps, or a ramp is available.

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements. 

    Accessible Bathrooms

    There are no accessible toilets in this venue.

     

Darwin Ski Club
20 Conacher Street, Fannie Bay
  • General Info

    All performances are general admission with some fully seated performances and others with only limited seating. Please see individual event pages for details.

    This is a licensed venue. Under 18s are permitted with a parent or guardian.

    Parking

    Free parking available on Conacher Street.

    Food And Drink

    Food and drink available on site, check back later for more details.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible. Includes areas of grass terrain and unsealed pathways. Assisted wheelchair access is recommended.

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking is located across the road in the Museum carpark.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    An accessible toilet is available.

    Contact

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements. 

Darwin Waterfront
6002, 7 Anchorage Court, Waterfront Precinct
  • General Info

    Darwin Waterfront is a short stroll from Darwin city.

    Parking

    Parking is available and is free for under two hours in the Kitchener Drive multi storey car park. If exceeding two hours, paid parking is available.

    Food And Drink

    There are a range of restaurants and bars located along the waterfront.

    Public Transport

    Public buses run to and from this venue. You can find more information here. There also shuttle buses that operate around Darwin. More information can be found on the Darwin Waterfront website.

    Accessibility Details

    The Darwin Waterfront is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the venue for more details.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking available.

    Contact

    Please contact the venue for more details.  

Deckchair Cinema
Jervois Road, Darwin City
  • General Info

    All performances are general admission.  Tickets are available on the door unless sold out.

    Parking

    Parking at the venue is free after 5pm.  Additional parking available at the Esplanade and Darwin Waterfront.

    Food And Drink

    Food and Drink available on site. Visit the Deckchair Cinema website for more details.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Parking

    There are two allocated accessible parking spaces at the venue.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilets located within venue.

    Contact

    Please contact the venue for more details.  

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
116 The Esplanade, Darwin City
  • Parking

    Street parking available on the Esplanade.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking available at the venue.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

    Contact

    Please contact the venue for more details

Gallery 5
24 Gardens Hill Cres, The Gardens
  • Parking

    Street parking available nearby the venue.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is a disused warehouse space, so while it is wheelchair accessible there will be uneven terrain to navigate.

    Contact

    Please contact the venue for more details.

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
Gilruth Ave & Gardens Road, The Gardens
  • Darwin Amphitheatre

    General Info

    Big Name, No Blankets, Missy Higgins and National Indigenous Music Awards are all general admission events.

    No seating is provided. BYO picnic blankets and low chairs.

    Gardens Road will be closed between Chin Quan Road and Gilruth Avenue on the night of these shows.

    There will be ticket scanning and bag checks at the front gates. Queuing will be required.

    Parking

    There is no parking at Darwin Amphitheatre. Limited parking available on Geranium Street or at Mindil Beach.

    Ride-share and taxis will be able to drop you off at designated drop off/collection zones.

    Food & Drink

    Food and drink stalls open at all events. The National Indigenous Music Awards is an alcohol-free event. Big Name, No Blankets and Missy Higgins will have a bar onsite. Glass and unsealed bottles are not permitted.

    Public Transport

    Public buses will be running nearby. Plan your journey by clicking here.

    Accessibility Details 

    This venue is wheelchair accessible. Includes areas of grass terrain and inclines. Assisted wheelchair access is recommended

    There will be a designated area for patrons with access requirements. Patrons with access requirements are permitted to bring tall chairs if necessary.

    Accessible Entrance/Parking/Drop Off

    Dedicated accessibility parking bays and drop off is available near the main entrance. Access from Gilruth Avenue only. For access, show your Australia Accessibility Parking Scheme Badge to the traffic controllers.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

    Contact

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements.

  • Event Centre, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

    General Info

    Located near the Gardens Road main car park.

    Parking

    Parking available at the Gardens Road car park. Overflow parking at Geranium Street or Mindil Beach. Please note that road access will be restricted on the day of Amphitheatre events.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking available

    Accessibility Details 

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Bathrooms 

    Accessible toilets are available.

    Contact

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements.

  • General Info

    Access to the George Brown Botanic Gardens is via the Gardens Road main entrance.

    Please select sub-venue for more information.

Goyder Square, Palmerston
The Blvd, Palmerston City
  • General Info

    All performances at this venue are general admission.

    Parking  

    Street parking available near the venue.  

    Food & Drink 

    Food and drink available on site. Check back later for more info. 

    Accessibility Details 

    This venue is wheelchair accessible. Includes areas of grass terrain. Assisted wheelchair access is recommended. 

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking available behind Palmerston Library.  

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

    Contact

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements. 

Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Mindil Beach Gilruth Ave, Darwin City
  • Beachside Pavillion, Mindil Beach Casino Resort

    General Info

    This is a licensed venue and is strictly 18+

    All performances have allocated table seating.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

  • Infinity Pool & Bar, Mindil Beach Casino Resort

    General Info

    This is a licensed venue and is strictly 18+.

    BYO bathers and a towel. Showers and changerooms available.

    Accessibility Details

    Please note that whilst Mindil Beach Casino Resort is wheelchair accessible, the Infinity Pool is not.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

  • General Info

    This is a licensed venue and is strictly 18+

    Parking

    Free parking available at the venue.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
19 Conacher St, The Gardens
  • Outdoors at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

  • General Info

    Entry into the museum is free, including The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (Telstra NATSIAA) exhibition.

    All performances of A Whale’s Tale are ticketed and can be purchased through the event page.

    Parking

    Free parking available on site.

    Public Transport

    The number 6 bus route stops at the museum.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    A parent’s room with baby changing and feeding facilities is provided.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

Nan Giese Gallery, CDU
Ellengowan Drive (University Drive South), Casuarina
  • Parking

    Entry via University Drive South for parking

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    An accessible toilet is available.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Vimy Lane, Parap
  • Parking

    Parking available in Parap Village.

    Accessibility Details

    The gallery is wheelchair accessible, however the main entrance includes a flight of six steps.

    Accessible Entrance

    Wheelchair access is via a side entrance with a ramp. When you arrive, please call 08 8981 5368 for assistance.

    Accessible Parking

    Accessible parking is available.

NT Library, Parliment House
4 Bennett St, Darwin City
  • General Info

    Located within the Parliament House building.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking spaces available in the carpark adjacent to Parliament House on Mitchell Street.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Pl, Parap
  • Parking

    Parking available in Parap Village, as well as nearby street parking.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue can only be accessed via stairs.

    Contact

    Please contact the venue for more details.

Parap Fine Foods
40 Parap Rd, Parap
  • Parking

    Parking is available in Parap Village.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is not wheelchair accessible and does not have an accessible toilet.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking available in Parap Village.

Paul Johnstone Gallery
2/2 Harriet Pl, Darwin City
  • Parking

    Street parking available on Harriet Place.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Parking

    One allocated accessible parking spot located outside the venue on Harriet Place.

    Contact

    Please contact the venue for more details.  

Stone House Wine Bar & Kitchen
33 Cavenagh St, Darwin CIty
  • Parking

    Street parking available near the venue.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Please note that not all venues in the Urban Cocktail Trail are wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking located nearby the venue.

    Contact

    Please email access@darwinfestival.org.au or phone the Box Office on (08) 8943 4222 to discuss your access requirements.

     

The Esplanade
Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial The Esplanade, Darwin City
  • Parking

    Street parking available on the Esplanade.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible. Includes areas of grass terrain, unsealed paths and inclines.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible on street parking and drop off is available.

The Trader Bar
3 Harriet Pl, Darwin City
  • Parking

    Street parking available on Harriet Place.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Please note that the event Foodies Bar Adventure is not wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Parking

    Allocated accessible parking is available near the venue on Harriet Place.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

Top End Travel & Information Centre
6 Bennett Street, Darwin City
  • General Info

    Open Mon – Fri, 9am – 4.30pm. Sat, Sun & Public holidays 10am – 2pm.

    Parking

    There is parking close by throughout the city.

    Public Transport

    The CBD bus depot is located nearby.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Contact

    Please contact the venue for more details.

    Box Office
    Venue Info
Tracks Dance Studio
Harbour View Plaza Ground Floor, 8 McMinn Street, Darwin City
  • Parking

    Visitor parking available in the Harbour View Plaza carpark.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Accessible toilet available.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    Allocated accessible parking available at the venue in the Harbour View Plaza carpark.

UNTiTLED Gallery+Studio
3/1 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove
  • Parking

    Free parking available in front of the venue.

    Accessibility Details

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    Accessible Bathrooms

    An accessible toilet is available.

    Parking

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Transport

Bus routes 4, 6 and 14 travel throughout the Darwin CBD stopping near key Festival venues and galleries.

Bus routes 4 and 6 travel within walking distance of George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Take bus route 6 to visit Darwin Railway Club and Parap art galleries and bus route 10 to Casuarina Square.
transport.nt.gov.au/public/bus/darwin

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