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In-Theatre Subscriptions

Subscribe to two or more shows in Season 2022 and you receive exclusive benefits, including a 20% discount on all performances, a priority booking period, dedicated customer service and true flexibility to exchange dates or performances across the season at no cost.

As a subscriber, you receive priority access between Tuesday 9 November and Wednesday 1 December. Subscriptions close Thursday 31 March 2022.

The full range of benefits apply to all subscription packages. There is a price level to suit all budgets including Adult, Concession, Senior and 30 Years and Under.

Subscription savings are based on Single Ticket prices for 2022. To access subscriber discounts, tickets must be purchased as a package in one transaction.

We have a wide range of prices to suit every budget

  • 2022 Concession prices include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, MEAA Members.
  • Other Discount prices available: Senior card holder, 30 Years and Under, Child (14 years and under for select performances).
  • Companion Card ticketing available - contact Arts Centre Melbourne to book on 1300 822 849.

Season 2022 Subscription productions

Season 2022 subscription notes

The Who’s Tommy is not part of the Season 2022 subscription package. If you do not already hold tickets from postponed performances, you will receive a special offer by email allow you to purchase this performance at special rate once your subscription is finalised.

La Cenerentola is not part of the Season 2022 subscription package. The performance will be on sale in 2022 and bookings are via Tasmania Symphony Orchestra.

Key dates

  • Tuesday 9 November 2021: Subscriptions on sale priority period
  • Wednesday 1 December 2021: Single Tickets on sale
  • Thursday 31 March 2022: Subscriptions close

Ticket Concierge

Do you need assistance with your ticket booking? We are here to help. Visit our Ticket Concierge and tell us how we can help you. We will take care of the rest. 

Subscriber Benefits

The full range of benefits apply to all subscription packages. There is a price level to suit all budgets including Adult, Concession, Senior card holders, and 30 Years and Under.

  • Best Pricing - All subscription tickets attract a 20% saving compared to Single Ticket pricing. Buy early and lock in your savings.
  • Priority Ticketing - Subscribers have first access during the subscriptions priority period. This is the best way to secure the best seats to your favourite shows. Book a subscription to guarantee priority treatment in case safe distancing restrictions reduce capacity.
  • Flexibility and Convenience - Subscribers have the exclusive advantage of fee-free ticket exchanges to suit any change in circumstances. Buy your tickets in advance – if your plans change, simply choose another date.
  • Prices Guaranteed - Subscription prices will not change throughout the season. Single Ticket prices may vary.
  • Friends and Family Discount - Share the joy of a Victorian Opera performance with your friends and family. Purchase additional tickets to all shows with a 10% discount.
  • Save on Digital Access - All subscribers save 20% on live and on-demand streaming in 2022.
  • Dedicated Customer Service - For in-theatre subscription assistance, call 1300 822 849 to speak to our team at Arts Centre Melbourne (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm). For Digital Access subscription assistance, call (03) 9001 6400 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.)

Useful Information

  • 30 Years and Under - Our 30 Years and Under audience save up to 70% on full-priced tickets. All tickets in this dedicated subscription package are only $30 in A, B, C or D-Reserve.
  • Get the most out of your subscription - Join Victorian Opera’s mailing list to keep up to date on new content, company updates, upcoming events, special offers and behind-the-scenes peeks. Indicate your wish to join while buying your subscription or sign up now.
  • Refunds and Exchanges - Victorian Opera is committed to complying with the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. Visit victorianopera.com.au/privacy for more information. All performances cancelled due to COVID-19 or a related reason will be eligible for refund or donation of tickets according to the ticket holder’s preference.
  • Accessibility - We have a wide range of additional initiatives and resources to provide an accessible experience for our whole audience. Read more on our Accessibility page.

COVID-Safe Performances

The safety of our audience, artists, musicians, and staff is vital. COVID-safe procedures, including vaccine and mask requirements for entry, will be adhered to throughout our season. Detailed and up to date conditions of entry can be found on our venue websites - Arts Centre Melbourne and Palais Theatre. Capacities will be adjusted in line with our venues' safe seating plan.

Audio Description. Do you or anyone in your party require the use of an audio description headset? Audio Description is available for the following performances:

  • The Who's Tommy - Saturday 26 February, 1.00 pm*
  • The Selfish Giant - Saturday 28 May, 11.00 am
  • Il Mago di Oz - Tuesday 30 August, 7.30 pm
  • A Christmas Carol - Sunday 17 December, 1.00pm

We have a wide range of additional initiatives and resources to provide an accessible experience for our whole audience. Read more on our Accessibility page.

* Not available as part of Season 2022 subscription package.

How to subscribe – In-Theatre subscriptions

If you would like to request a Season 2022 brochure, please email us and one will be posted to you.

In-Theatre subscriptions

  • Online - via Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Phone - 1300 822 849 | Book by phone to speak to our friendly Subscriptions (via Arts Centre Melbourne).
  • Post - During Season 2022, there will be no paper subscription forms in order to avoid postal delays and ensure the safety of our ticketing staff. If you require assistance, please phone 1300 822 849 or email.
  • In person - Due to community health and safety restrictions, subscriptions cannot be processed in person at Arts Centre Melbourne.
  • Payments - Credit card (Mastercard, VISA, AMEX)
  • Subscription processing fee - In 2022, the in-theatre subscriptions processing fee has been waived.

Purchasing a subscription for more than one person

If you wish to be seated with another subscriber and need assistance, please ring 1300 822 849.

  • Paying together - Provide the contact details for each person when booking, including relevant Concession or Senior card numbers and dates of birth. Indicate whether your co-subscribers would like to opt-in to our mailing list. Due to privacy legislation, the confirmation of booking will only be sent to the Primary Subscriber for each booking.
  • Paying separately - Complete separate subscriptions. Indicate the subscribers you wish to be seated with when booking and ask the other subscriber to do the same. Bookings made at approximately the same time are more likely to be seated together. 

Ticket Delivery

For Season 2022, you will have the choice eTicket, Mobile Ticket, and Venue Collection. Due to COVID-19, it is currently not possible to post printed tickets.

Digital Access

Watch select Victorian Opera performances online from the comfort of your own home. During Season 2022 you have the option of viewing three performances online. Performances available are:

You can purchase Digital Access, either as a subscription package (2+ performances) or as an individual performance. Each performance is streamed live on the performance date and available on-demand for an extended period. You can watch when you want and as many times as you want.

Digital Access subscriptions are available for $24 per performance. Fees apply.

How to subscribe – Digital Access subscriptions

Book directly with Victorian Opera for all livestream or digital events.

  • Online - via Victorian Opera
  • Phone - (03) 9001 6400
  • Payments - Credit card (Mastercard, VISA, AMEX)
  • Subscription processing fee - All Virtual Victorian Opera subscriptions attract a $2.50 processing fee per order.

Book Tickets

In-theatre Subscription Pricing

Performance Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve D-Reserve One Reserve
Happy End $104 $72 $52 $35
The Selfish Giant $31
Il Mago di Oz $68 $56 $52 $44 $35
Elektra $144 $112 $76 $52 $35
The Butterfly Lovers $80 $72 $52 $35
A Christmas Carol $80 $68 $56 $44 $35

Digital Access Pricing

Performance Digital Acess
The Selfish Giant $24
Elektra $24
A Christmas Carol $24

To book by phone, please ring Victorian Opera subscriptions line: 1300 822 849.

  • 2022 Concession prices include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, MEAA Members.
  • Other Discount prices available: Senior card holder, 30 Years and Under, Child (14 years and under for select performances).
  • Companion Card ticketing available - contact Arts Centre Melbourne to book on 1300 822 849.

The safety of our audience, artists, musicians, and staff is vital. COVID-safe procedures, including vaccine and mask requirements for entry, will be adhered to throughout our season. Detailed and up to date conditions of entry can be found on our venue websites - Arts Centre Melbourne and Palais Theatre. Capacities will be adjusted in line with our venues' safe seating plan.

Subscription pricing applies to Full (Adult), Concession, Senior card holders and 30 Years and Under ticket buyers. Subscription discount savings are calculated on full-priced Single Ticket prices. Concession subscription prices are available to Pension and Health Care Card holders, full-time Students and MEAA Members.

Ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary. Subscriptions must be purchased in a single transaction as a package. Digital Access subscriptions include a $2.50 (inc. GST) processing fee per order. Information on our Privacy and Ticketing Policies can be found here

For assistance with In-theatre Subscriptions, please phone the Victorian Opera Subscription line on 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm). For assistance with Digital Access Subscriptions please email us or phone (03) 9001 6400 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm).

We strongly advise that tickets only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. Digital Subscriptions can be purchased via Victorian Opera only. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers may not be honoured.