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Melbourne International Arts Festival

Listed under Arts Festivals in Melbourne, Australia.

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As the name implies, this October festival showcases creative works from all over the world as well as Australia, and lifts new talent into the limelight as well as celebrating dance, theatre, multimedia, music and visual pieces generated by established artists and companies. The exhibitions and performances take place indoors and out, and ticket prices vary enormously, but there are enough free events to make the festival worth a visit, and plenty of family-friendly ones, even if you're not planning to be there for the full seventeen days. Bear in mind, though, that you'll need to book in advance to see most of the higher-profile acts. Expect time-honoured classical music, modern re-workings of Shakespeare, conceptual art based on audience participation, fiercely clever short films, puppet shows and everything in between. You'll be extremely hard pushed not to find something you like!

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