Venues

Navigate your hot August nights here!
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
  • Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand

  • Open from Fri 9 Aug to Sun 25 Aug.

    Closed Thu 8, Mon 12 & Mon 19 Aug.

    Bar and food stalls open daily, 5pm until late.

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

    Accessible drop off and allocated accessible on-street parking is available.

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

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

    Allocated accessible on-street parking is available.

The Lighthouse
Festival Park, Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave, Darwin City
  • All performances are general admission.

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

    Seating is limited for the following performances: Mojo Juju, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Mambali, Parap Fiction, Kaiit and Sorong Samarai.

    Food is not permitted in The Lighthouse at any time.

    A bar is located within the venue for your convenience. Please be advised that occasionally the bar will be closed during a performance. Drinks purchased at the Festival Park bar are permitted inside.

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

The Victoria Spiegeltent
Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial, The Esplanade, Darwin City
  • Open from Thu 8 Aug to Sun 25 Aug.

    Closed Mon 12 & Mon 19 Aug.

    Bar and food stall open daily from 5pm and during performance intervals.

    All performances are general admission with a section set aside for Premium ticketholders. Premium ticket holders are advised to arrive early to ensure priority entry.

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

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet available.

    Allocated accessible on-street parking is available.

    Box Office
    Venue Info
Casuarina Square
247 Trower Rd, Casuarina
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Charles Darwin University (CDU)
Ellengowan Drive (University Drive South), Casuarina
  • CDU Art Gallery

  • CDU Theatre

  • CDU Nan Giese Gallery

  • CDU Student Square

  • All performances are general admission.

    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.

Darwin Convention Centre
10 Stokes Hill Road, Darwin City
  • Seating is allocated for Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair fashion shows and Darwin Symphony Orchestra.

    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

  • All performances are allocated seating.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

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.

    This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    There are no accessible toilets.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Darwin Visual Arts Association (DVAA)
Harbour View Plaza Ground Floor, 8 McMinn St, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    No allocated public accessible parking is available.

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.

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.

Fannie Bay Gaol
Corner East Point Rd & Ross Smith Ave, Fannie Bay
  • The external grounds of this venue are wheelchair accessible. There is no wheelchair access to the internal areas of the building.

    There are no accessible toilets.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Happy Yess
Festival Park, Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave, Darwin City
  • 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.

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

    Allocated accessible on street parking is available.

Live Darwin
19 Smith Street Mall, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet in Smith St Mall.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Mayfair Gallery
7 Harriet Pl, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    There are no accessible toilets.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Mindil Beach
Maria Liveris Dr, Darwin City
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
19 Conacher St, Fannie Bay
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Vimy Lane, Parap
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets in Parap Village.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Northern Territory Library
Parliament House Mitchell St, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Pl, Parap
  • This venue is accessible by stairs only.

Paul Johnstone Gallery
2/2 Harriet Pl, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

    There are no accessible toilets.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Project Space
1/3 Vickers St, Parap
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets in Parap Village.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

Raintree Park
Corner Knuckey St & Smith Street Mall, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet in Smith St Mall.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

    Box Office
    Venue Info
Smith Street Mall
Corner Smith & Bennett St, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet in Smith St Mall.

    Tracks Dance Company Global Positioning is suitable for assisted wheelchair access.

    Allocated accessible parking is available.

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 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 Santos Opening Night Concert. 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 Santos Opening Night Concert 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.

The Esplanade
Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial The Esplanade, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. Includes areas of grass terrain.

    Accessible drop off and allocated accessible on-street parking is available.

Tracks Dance Studio
Harbour View Plaza Ground Floor, 8 McMinn Street, Darwin City
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet.

    No allocated public accessible parking is available.

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, Parap art galleries and Charles Darwin University.

Please note, due to works on Garramilla Boulevard, bus routes may be temporarily disrupted. For service times and further route information, see Department of Transport’s website.

Downloadable Map

Download and print our Festival Venues map here, so you can take it on the go as you navigate your hot August nights across Darwin.

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