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Midwinta Gala - Saturday 4 August

Thank you everyone who attended Midwinta Gala in 2018 and helped make it such a great success!

Back by popular demand, multi-award winner Casey Donovan returns to headline this most glamorous queer event of the year.

Midwinta Gala also features powerhouse singer Sheldon Riley (The Voice 2018), riotously hyper-visual queer favourites The Huxleys (the incredible duo: Will Huxley and Garrett Huxley), captain of the decks DJ Tanzer and more. VIP ticket-buyers will be spoilt with pre-event entertainment by jazz songstress Kimba Griffith.

And this year, the fifth Midwinta Gala will be held in the splendid surrounds of one of Melbourne's most iconic venues, Melbourne Town Hall.

Join our effervescent host for the evening, Gretel Killeen to enjoy a three course meal, fine wines, a silent auction and special guest entertainers, while raising essential funds towards the support and development of Midsumma Festival artists and culture-makers.

Two types of tickets are available to purchase, VIP or Standard, with both tables and individual tickets available in each category.

VIP ticket holders receive:

  • Premium placement in the Main Hall near the stage for dinner, and
  • Exclusive access to a special pre-dinner VIP networking function hosted by Midsumma Chair John Caldwell.

Dress: Black Tie / Fabulous
Time: the VIP Function starts at 6pm. The suggested general arrival time is 7pm for a 7:30pm start. 

Enquiries: call Midsumma Festival on 03 9296 6600.



  • VIP Table of 10: $3850 ($385 per person)
  • VIP Individual Person: $395
  • Table of 10: $2100 ($210 per person)
  • Table of 12: $2520 ($210 per person **SOLD OUT)
  • Individual Person: $220

Join us for an exciting night of celebration, fun, entertainment and sharing at Midwinta Gala 2017, in the beautiful surrounds of the Plaza Ballroom under Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

Now in its fourth year, Midwinta has become a highly anticipated night in Melbourne's queer cultural calendar, featuring an exclusive line-up of soon-to-be-revealed special guest entertainers to keep you in the mood.

Plus – there are opportunities to buy and win fabulous items and experiences for you, all of which will make a direct contribution to Midsumma Festival 2018.

In fact, all funds raised at Midwinta Gala 2017 go towards ensuring the success of the 2018 Midsumma open-access festival, including our opening signature event Midsumma Carnival, the iconic Midsumma Pride March, our artist development and support programs – and everything in between. Midsumma Festival runs for 22 days in summer to showcase our communities’ arts, culture, entertainment, and stories.

All attendees will be seated at an allocated table based on their ticket or table purchase of VIP Tickets or Standard Tickets. All attendees will be indulged with a delicious three-course meal and beverage package as part of their ticket purchase.

VIP Ticket

VIP seating includes premium placement (on the first two rows of tables only) and includes an exclusive VIP cocktail networking function pre-dinner hosted by Midsumma Chair, John Caldwell with special guests from 6pm.
Table of 10: $3,850 (a saving of $100 per table)
Individual VIP seats: $395 each

Standard Ticket

Table of 10: $2,000 (a saving of $100 per table)
Individual seats: $210 each

There are also limited tables of 12 available in each category. These will be $4,620 for a VIP Table or $2,400 for Standard Tables.

Don't miss this fabulous evening of fine food, wine and passionate giving at one of the most iconic and lavishly dramatic venues in Melbourne's theatre-land.

Date: Saturday 12 August
Time: Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start – midnight
Venue: Plaza Ballroom (located under Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne)
Dress code: Black tie or cocktail attire.

Bookings have now closed

Please note:
All prices are inclusive of GST and a small booking fee will apply through the Midwinta ticketing provider.
All tickets subject to availability.


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