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

    Doors open just prior to show start time. Face masks must be worn at this venue.

    The venue has its own toilets and bar. Food not permitted in the venue. You must be seated while drinking.

    All performances are general admission and fully seated due to current COVID-19 restrictions. There is no dancing allowed.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet located outside in Festival Park.

  • Kolsen Bamboo Bandstand, Festival Park

  • Open from Thu 6 Aug to Sun 22 Aug. Closed Mondays.

    Entry to Festival Park is via the gate on Smith Street. Capacity is limited  and priority will be given to patrons who have purchased a ticket to a Sunset Stage show.

    Face masks must be worn at this venue.

    Bars and food stalls open daily, 5pm until late. Card payment preferred.

    You must be seated to consume food or beverages.

    There is no ATM located inside Festival Park – the closest is located in Smith Street Mall. Note, we encourage contactless engagement and card payment is preferred.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. Includes areas of grass terrain. Allocated accessible on-street parking is available at the rear of Brown’s Mart Theatre (Cnr Smith St & Harry Chan Ave) or at front of Darwin City Library.
    Accessible drop off is at the Civic Centre/Darwin City Library car park, with access to Festival Park via the security gate. Please note this is not the main entrance into Festival Park this year and members of the general public without access needs will be redirected to Smith Street entrance.

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Brown's Mart Theatre
Festival Park, Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave, Darwin City
  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue and face masks must be worn.

    All performances are general admission.

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

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

    Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions you must be seated while consuming drinks.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible on-street parking is available at the rear of Brown’s Mart Theatre (Cnr Smith St & Harry Chan Ave) or at front of Darwin City Library.

Happy Yess
Festival Park, Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave, Darwin City
  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue and face masks must be worn.

    All performances are general admission.

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

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

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, patrons must be seated while drinking.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible on-street parking is available at the rear of Brown’s Mart Theatre (Cnr Smith St & Harry Chan Ave) or at front of Darwin City Library.

Air Raid Arcade
Shop 15/35 Cavenagh Street, Darwin City
Audit House
2 Burnett Place, Larrakeyah
Casuarina Square
247 Trower Rd, Casuarina
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible parking is available. Please contact the venue for more details.

Charles Darwin University (CDU)
Ellengowan Drive (University Drive South), Casuarina
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.
    Allocated accessible parking is available.

    For parking closest to all venues, enter via University Drive South.

Coconut Studios
8/18 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove
  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue and face masks must be worn.

Darwin Amphitheatre
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Gardens Rd, The Gardens
  • All performances are general admission. No seating is provided. BYO picnic blankets and chairs.

    Bar and food stalls open at Buŋgul and Flight Facilities. No BYO alcohol. Unsealed bottles not permitted.

    Food and drink stalls open at National Indigenous Music Awards. This is an alcohol-free event. Glass and unsealed bottles not permitted.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. Includes areas of grass terrain.

    Please note Gardens Road will be closed between Chin Quan Road and Gilruth Avenue for Buŋgul, Flight Facilities and the National Indigenous Music Awards.

    Vehicles displaying a disability parking permit may access parking through the entrance to the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens on Gardens Road via traffic management. Access to the venue is from Gilruth Avenue only.

Darwin Convention Centre
10 Stokes Hill Road, Darwin City
  • Seating is allocated for Country to Couture.

    A wireless hearing-augmentation system is available at this venue.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

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

  • The Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre

  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue.

    All performances are allocated seating.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible parking is available. Please contact the venue for more details.

Darwin Railway Club
17 Somerville Gardens, Parap
  • All performances are general admission. Seating is limited for some performances.

    Tickets available on the door unless sold out.

    Access to the venue is over gravel and uneven ground. There are no accessible toilets.

Darwin Visual Arts (DVA)
Harbour View Plaza Ground Floor, 8 McMinn St, Darwin City
  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue and face masks must be worn.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    No allocated public accessible parking is available.

Darwin Waterfront
19B Kitchener Drive Waterfront Precinct, Darwin City
Deckchair Cinema
Jervois Road, Darwin City
  • All performances are general admission.

    Tickets available on the door unless sold out.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. Allocated accessible parking is available. Please contact the venue for more details.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin
Reflection Room 116 The Esplanade, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible parking is available. Please contact the venue for more details.

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
Gilruth Ave & Gardens Road, The Gardens
  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue.

    This venue includes areas of grass terrain and is NOT wheelchair accessible.  There is an accessible toilet and accessible drop off and allocated accessible on street parking is available.

    Tracks Dance Company is suitable for assisted wheelchair access.

    Patrons for Seasons of Skin and Bark are asked to gather outside the Visitor Centre and you’ll be guided to the performance

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay
  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue and face masks must be worn.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible parking is available. Please contact the venue for more details.

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Vimy Lane, Parap
  • This venue is accessible by steps only.

    Please be aware that masks must be worn while at this venue.

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Pl, Parap
  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue and face masks must be worn.

    This venue is accessible by stairs only.

Paul Johnstone Gallery
2/2 Harriet Pl, Darwin City
  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue and face masks must be worn.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    There are no accessible toilets.

    Allocated accessible parking is available. Please contact the venue for more details.

Smith St Social
22 Smith St, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Upstairs is accessible via a lift.

    Accessible entry from Smith St.

    Allocated accessible on street parking is available nearby.

Smith Street Mall
Corner Smith & Bennett St, Darwin City
Stokes Hill Wharf
45 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
Supreme Court Building State Square, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. Accessible drop off and parking available via the Supreme Court carpark.

    If you are seeing Truthmachine please arrive 15 minutes early to clear security.

Tactile Arts
19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets nearby at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT.
    Accessible parking available at nearby Museum and Art Gallery of the NT.

The Esplanade
Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial The Esplanade, Darwin City
  • Food and drink available from 9am for City of Darwin Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Sun 8 Aug.

    This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Includes areas of grass terrain. Accessible drop off and allocated accessible on street parking is available.

Top End Travel & Information Centre
6 Bennett Street, Darwin City
  • Box Office
UNTiTLED Gallery+Studio
3/1 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove
  • Check in via The Territory Check In app is required at this venue and face masks must be worn.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

Transport

Ride FREE on Darwin Public Transport with a Darwin Festival event ticket for that same day. Present your e-ticket or paper ticket to the driver to ride free. Each person travelling must be holding a valid Festival ticket or normal fares apply.

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 4 or 10 to Charles Darwin University.
transport.nt.gov.au/public/bus/darwin

Scoot between Festival venues on a Neuron e-scooter. Download the Neuron app and pick up a scooter at Festival Park.
rideneuron.com/cities-darwin

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