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Multicultural festival at Federation Square.
Find out what you can enjoy at home right now, including virtual events, online experiences and streaming performances.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Coronavirus

Due to the current situation, many of our cultural institutions are now featuring virtual content and online tours that you can enjoy at home - some are listed below. You can also check their websites and social media for latest details.

 

 Virtual events

 
Image of MSO Live: Music Marathon
Mon 08 Jun 2020, 2pm – 8:30pm
Join the MSO on the Queen’s Birthday holiday for a six-hour online music marathon!
Image of Next Wave: The Power of Parallels + Lament
Sat 30 May 2020, 5:30pm – 6pm
New work exploring parallel realities and climate change through the lens of the current pandemic.
Image of At Home with Ballet TV: Paquita & La Sylphide
Thu 28 May 2020 to Thu 11 Jun 2020
The Australian Ballet – watch free, full-length cinema-quality digital performances in your home.
Image of Affirmation
Wed 29 Apr 2020 to Sun 26 Jul 2020
Affirmation is a major exhibition that explores truth-telling through a First Nations lens.
Image of  Knowledge Melbourne Online
Mon 11 May 2020 to Tue 07 Jul 2020
Melbourne Knowledge Week brings you a series of Knowledge Melbourne digital events.
Image of Australian Ballet: At Home with Ballet TV
Wed 15 Apr 2020 to Fri 31 Jul 2020
The Australian Ballet – free, full-length cinema-quality digital performances.
Image of International Student and Skilled Migrant Career Masterclass
Sat 06 Jun 2020 to Sat 20 Jun 2020
A job search webinar for international students or skilled migrants looking for work in Australia.
Image of Zoo Education Online
Wed 08 Apr 2020 to Mon 31 Aug 2020
The zoo comes to you with learning activities, resources, webinars and live stream animals.
Image of No Gym, No Worries
Fri 01 May 2020 to Sun 31 May 2020
Melbourne Storm coach Hal Marsden takes you through some easy exercises to do at home in isolation.
Image of Laneway Learning: Online Classes
Wed 01 Apr 2020 to Mon 15 Jun 2020
Laneway Learning offer fun and cheap classes in almost anything and everything – now online.
Image of Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic Virtual Tour
Fri 27 Sep 2019 to Sat 31 Oct 2020
Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic Virtual Tour is online while the NGV is CLOSED due to COVID-19.
Image of Online: eAudio Book Club
Tue 19 May 2020 to Tue 16 Jun 2020
Join City of Melbourne Libraries for an online eAudio book club.
Image of Fed Fitness: Virtual Tai Chi
Fri 01 May 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Sort out your mind, body and soul in a virtual Tai Chi masterclass led by Master Han Jin Song.
Image of Arts Centre Melbourne: Big Night In
Wed 29 Apr 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Enjoy Arts Centre Melbourne's Big Night In with John Foreman and friends.
Image of Kaya at Home: Online Workouts
Tue 21 Apr 2020 to Wed 30 Sep 2020
Free online workouts to keep you moving during this challenging time.
Image of Japanese Modernism Virtual Tour
Fri 28 Feb 2020 to Sat 31 Oct 2020
The Japanese Modernism Virtual Tour will be online while the NGV is CLOSED due to COVID-19.
Image of Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness Virtual Tour
Fri 20 Sep 2019 to Sat 31 Oct 2020
Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness Virtual Tour is online while the NGV is CLOSED.
Image of Digital Wellbeing Webinars for Students
Fri 01 May 2020 to Sun 30 Aug 2020
PROJECT ROCKIT's interactive webinars help students navigate the online world.
Image of Live Stream: Delivered Live
Sat 18 Apr 2020 to Sat 06 Jun 2020
Music from Vic artists – free and live streamed each Saturday.
Image of Virtual Victorian Opera
Thu 16 Apr 2020 to Fri 31 Jul 2020
Tune in every Wednesday night for new online and archival content from Victorian Opera.
Image of Virtual Story Lounge
Wed 22 Apr 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Listen to hand-picked stories and poems read aloud in virtual story lounge.
Image of Haring | Basquiat: Crossing Lines Virtual Tour
Sun 01 Dec 2019 to Sat 31 Oct 2020
The Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines Virtual Tour is online while NGV is CLOSED.
Image of ACO HomeCasts
Tue 05 May 2020 to Fri 31 Jul 2020
Enjoy an immersive Digital Season of music online from the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO).
Image of Storytime
Mon 06 Jan 2020 to Fri 18 Dec 2020
Share stories, songs, play and craft activities with your pre-schooler every Wednesday and Friday.
Image of Mr McClelland's Finishing School: Online Party
Fri 01 May 2020 to Fri 31 Jul 2020
Take the party online with Mr McClelland's Friday night DJ sets.
Image of Baby Bounce
Mon 06 Jan 2020 to Fri 18 Dec 2020
Join a fun, interactive session of stories, songs and rhymes for children aged 18 months and under.
Image of Premiere Pro Editing With Mike Benson
Mon 11 May 2020 to Sun 01 Nov 2020
Learn how to edit videos using Premiere Pro with MakerExpert Mike Benson.
Image of Animal House: Live Stream Melbourne Zoo
Thu 19 Mar 2020 to Fri 31 Jul 2020
Stay connected with your favourite animal from home, work or anywhere.
Image of Fun Museum Activities You Can Do from Home
Sat 04 Apr 2020 to Wed 01 Jul 2020
Museum at Home has plenty to keep curious minds busy and creative.
Image of NGV Digital Collection
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
View the NGV Collection from the comfort of your home.
Image of Live Stream: Sea Life Melbourne
Mon 06 Apr 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Watch the sea creatures at Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium play and feed on live stream.
Image of Marking Time Virtual and Video Tours
Sat 17 Aug 2019 to Sat 31 Oct 2020
Marking Time explores drawings and markings made on public surfaces across Indigenous Australia.
Image of Community Ukulele Session
Thu 09 Jan 2020 to Thu 10 Dec 2020
This weekly free event for ukulele beginners is now online due to Covid-19.
Image of NGV Kids Online Resources
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Keep the kids occupied with interactive games designed to promote active thinking and creativity.
Image of Flinders Lane Gallery: Art Visualiser
Sat 18 Apr 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Want to change up the walls during isolation? Flinders Lane Gallery can do you a virtual hang.
Image of Shrine of Remembrance: Videos and Podcasts
Wed 06 May 2020 to Fri 31 Jul 2020
Find recordings of public programs held at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Image of RASV Virtual Museum
Wed 08 Apr 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
Explore the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria's Virtual Museum.
Image of At Home with The Johnston Collection
Wed 15 Apr 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Immerse yourself in the otherworldly treasures of The Johnston Collection from your home.
Image of Collecting Comme Virtual Tour
Fri 24 Apr 2020 to Sat 31 Oct 2020
Collecting Comme Virtual Tour will be online while the NGV is CLOSED to the public due to COVID-19.
Image of NGV Channel
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
NGV Channel includes virtual guided exhibition tours, interviews and documentaries.
Image of MPavilion Podcasts
Wed 08 Apr 2020 to Mon 31 Aug 2020
Relive favourite MPavilion moments from 2014 to today in the MPavilion Podcasts.
Image of Melbourne Libraries: eBook Valet
Wed 15 Apr 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
Let our librarians choose the perfect title for you with our eBook valet service.
Image of Vision Australia Puppy Carer Information Session - Online
Thu 26 Mar 2020 to Thu 26 Nov 2020
There are online options available for all stages of the puppy carer application process.
Image of Top Arts 2020 Virtual Tour
Fri 13 Mar 2020 to Sun 31 Jan 2021
Top Arts 2020 Virtual Tour will be online while the NGV is CLOSED to the public due to COVID-19.
Image of Online Tour: Daydream
Tue 21 Apr 2020 to Wed 30 Sep 2020
Take a virtual tour of Daydream, a Melbourne Design Week installation curated by artist Yan Huang.
Image of NGV: Virtual Drop-By Drawing
Fri 24 Apr 2020 to Sat 31 Oct 2020
Join a virtual how-to series on sketching.
Image of MTC NOW – Theatre Anywhere
Fri 03 Apr 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
MTC NOW brings you theatre anywhere, to enjoy from literally anywhere you have online access.
Image of Virtual Melbourne Cinémathèque
Wed 05 Feb 2020 to Wed 29 Jul 2020
Missing Melbourne Cinémathèque? Join for a weekly movie night from the comfort of your own home.
Image of Online English Conversation Clubs
Mon 27 Apr 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
Meet new people and practise your English language skills from home.
Image of Virtual NGV
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Explore and enjoy the NGV Collection from home.
Image of How it Plays: Innovations in Percussion Online
Sat 15 Feb 2020 to Sun 07 Jun 2020
In this online exhibition, explore radical innovations in percussion that have shaped how we hear an
Image of Arts Centre Melbourne: Together with You
Mon 06 Apr 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Explore Arts Centre Melbourne’s digital spaces with free virtual broadcasts, podcasts and more.
Image of Family History Resources: State Library Victoria
Wed 01 Apr 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
There's never been a better time to research your family history.
Image of The Community Grocer Carlton
Fri 28 Jul 2017 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
Your local fresh produce market, selling fresh fruit and vegetables at affordable prices.
Image of Sound and Vision – Melbourne Recital Centre Online Series
Tue 31 Mar 2020 to Sun 31 May 2020
Tune in to Melbourne Recital Centre Facebook Live concerts and past performances online.
Image of Flinders Lane Community Voices: Online
Thu 21 May 2020 to Thu 25 Jun 2020
This singing group is now a weekly online event open to all.
Image of Book a Librarian
Wed 15 Apr 2020 to Thu 15 Apr 2021
Book a librarian for help with a gadget, reading recommendations or research tips.
Image of Sustainable Zines with Ashley Ronning - Online
Sat 11 Apr 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
Get creative with an online zine demonstration using sustainable materials.
Image of MTC HQ Virtual Tour
Sat 04 Apr 2020 to Tue 01 Sep 2020
Walk the halls of MTC HQ in this virtual tour of space, sets, costumes and wigs.
Image of Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium Virtual Tour
Fri 24 Apr 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Unwind at the end of the week with Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium's VIP virtual tour.
Image of ACMI at Home
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Explore ACMI's archive of retrospectives from the comfort of your own home!
Image of The Wheeler Centre Podcast
Wed 01 Apr 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
Enjoy the best of the Wheeler Centre's talks – spanning the world of books, writing and ideas.
Image of ACMI Kids: Online Learning
Thu 26 Mar 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Take part in ACMI's free, fun, online learning activities for active screen time.
Image of Emerging Writers' Festival Program Launch: Digital Nostalgia
Tue 02 Jun 2020, 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Celebrate the launch of the Emerging Writers' Festival's exciting – and all-digital – 2020 program.
Image of Digital Collection: State Library Victoria
Wed 01 Apr 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
Explore SLV's digital collection from home.
Image of Immigration Museum at Home
Tue 24 Mar 2020 to Tue 30 Jun 2020
Explore Victoria’s diversity and culture from home with online content curated for you to enjoy.
Image of Royal Botanic Gardens: Virtual Garden
Thu 26 Mar 2020 to Sun 31 May 2020
Enjoy new ways to engage with the Gardens, from the comfort of your own home.
 

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