Quarter 3 subscriptions are now closed. Quarter 4 subscriptions will go on sale Thursday 2 September at 10:00am.


In-Theatre Subscriptions

In 2021, we have transformed our subscriptions to provide the best possible experience under changing conditions. Our new quarterly subscription packages allow audiences to buy with confidence under the most up-to-date circumstances. 

Buy two or more shows in a quarter and save 20%. Season 2021 is structured into quarters with performances grouped according to date. The exclusive subscription period of each quarter will be limited to a two-week period.

Subscription savings are based on Single Ticket prices for 2021. Tickets must be purchased as a package in one transaction per quarter.

We have a wide range of prices to suit every budget

  • 2021 Concession prices include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, MEAA Members.
  • Other Discount prices available: Senior, 30 Years and Under, Child (14 years and under) for select performances.
  • Companion Card ticketing available.

Key dates

Quarter 1: The Sleeping Beauty, Echo and Narcissus / Cassandra

All performances complete

Quarter 2: The Pearl Fishers, Parrwang Lifts the Sky, Lorelei

Single Tickets on sale now for Parrwang Lifts the Sky and Lorelei

Quarter 3: Voss, The Who's Tommy

  • Subscriptions on sale: Thursday 20 May at 10:00am to Wednesday 2 June 2021
  • Single Tickets on sale: Thursday 3 June 2021 at 10:00am

Quarter 4: The Friends of Salamanca, The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • Subscriptions on sale: Thursday 2 September at 10:00am to Wednesday 15 September 2021
  • Single Tickets on sale: Thursday 16 September 2021 at 10:00am

Ticket Concierge

Excited to see a performance later in Season 2021 and don’t want to miss a quarterly subscription on-sale date? We can help. Register your interest using our new Ticket Concierge. Simply select your performance preferences. 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 and 30 Years and Under.

  • Priority Ticketing - Enjoy first access for all performances during the subscriptions-only priority period. This is the best way to secure your tickets for your favourite shows. Book a subscription to guarantee you don’t miss out 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.
  • Dedicated Customer Service - For in-theatre subscription assistance, call 1300 822 849 to speak to our team at Arts Centre Melbourne. (Monday – Friday, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm). For Virtual Victorian Opera subscription assistance, call (03) 9001 6400. (Monday – Friday, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm)
  • Save on Virtual Victorian Opera digital access - All subscribers save 20% on live and on-demand streaming in 2021.

Useful Information

  • Season 2020 Ticket Holders - All ticket holders from the Season 2020 postponed performances of The Who's Tommy and The Friends of Salamanca will be contacted prior to those performances going on sale. Ticket holders have the choice to transfer to 2021 dates or a refund via the original ticket seller. If you are a current ticket holder for The Who's Tommy and have not been contacted by Victorian Opera, please contact us on
  • 30 Years and Under - Our 30 Years and Under audience save up to 70% on full-priced tickets. All tickets in a 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.
  • COVID-Safe Performances - Current COVID-safe procedures will be adhered to throughout our season. Details will be shared on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page and in our pre-show communications.
  • Refunds and Exchanges - Victorian Opera is committed to complying with the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. Visit 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.
  • 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:
    • Parrwang Lifts the Sky: Saturday 12 June 2021, 11.00 am
    • The Who's Tommy: Wednesday 18 August 2021, 7.30 pm

How to subscribe – In-Theatre subscriptions

If you would like to request a Season 2021 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 and our friendly subscriptions team will assist you with all your ticketing needs (via Arts Centre Melbourne).
  • Post - During Season 2021, there will be no paper subscription forms. This change will help avoid postal delays and ensure the safety of our ticketing staff. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 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 - All in-theatre subscriptions attract an $8.95 processing fee. Save on fees by submitting a combined order for yourself and your co-subscribers.
  • The Who's Tommy 2020 Subscribers All 2020 subscribers who currently have tickets to The Who's Tommy can purchase Voss at the Quarter 3 subscription price here. This option applies only to subscribers who kept their tickets to the postponed 2020 dates of The Who's Tommy.

Purchasing a subscription for more than one person

  • 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 2021, you will have the choice of delivery methods. These options include eTicket, Mobile Ticket, and Venue Collection. Due to COVID-19, it is currently not possible to post printed tickets.


Digital Access

If you are unable to join us at the theatre in Season 2021, you have the option of viewing select performances online as part of our Virtual Victorian Opera program, including:

Digital Access for these productions can be purchased directly from Victorian Opera as a digital subscription or as an individual performance, with both live and on-demand streaming options available.

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

Subscription Pricing

Performance Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve D-Reserve One Reserve Digital Access
The Sleeping Beauty $96-$100 $30-$84 $30-$64 $30-$47 $30-$35
Echo and Narcissus / Cassandra $30-$76 $30-$52 $30-$35 $24
Parrwang Lifts the Sky $22-$30 $24
Lorelei $76-$80 $30-$68 $30-$52 $30-$44 $30-$35
Voss $123-$127 $30-$103 $30-$71 $30-$47 $30-$35 $24
The Who's Tommy $123-$127 $30-$103 $30-$79 $30-$35
The Friends of Salamanca $30-$52 $30-$44 $30-$35
The Merry Wives of Windsor $30-$60 $30-$44 $30-$35

Performance Stalls Table Terrace Deck Lawn Deck Balcony
The Pearl Fishers (Live at the Bowl) $110-$300 $280 $234-$300 $55-$110

In-theatre subscriptions will go on sale according to current Victorian COVIDSafe guidelines. Changes to restrictions may result in changes to seating configurations in our venues. Should this happen, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate requests to change seating.

In-theatre subscriptions will go on sale according to current Victorian COVIDSafe guidelines. Changes to restrictions may result in changes to seating configurations in our venues. Should this happen, unfortunately we are unable to accommodate requests to change seating.

Subscription pricing applies to Full (Adult), Concession, Senior and 30 Years and Under ticket buyers. Subscription discount savings are calculated on full-priced Single Ticket prices for 2021. 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. A $8.95 Subscription Processing Fee applies per order to In-theatre subscriptions. Digital Access subscriptions include a $2.50 (inc. GST) processing fee per order.

Price reserve maps for productions can be found on our Venue Information page. Detailed venue information for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl can be found on the Live at the Bowl website. 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 Virtual Victorian Opera Digital 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. For Season 2021 In-theatre Subscriptions, Arts Centre Melbourne is the only authorised seller. Digital Subscriptions can be purchased via Victorian Opera only. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers may not be honoured.