Tickets on sale for 2023 Royal Melbourne Show

Tickets on sale for 2023 Royal Melbourne Show

The Melbourne Royal Show returns in 2023 with a promise to be the best value show ever with tickets now on sale.

Visitors will experience great family fun and farm experiences by day, and a feast of food and spectacular entertainment by night, with the Melbourne Royal Show starting on Thursday, September 21 and running until Sunday, October 1.

With an incredible range of new entertainment offerings and activations, including more than 100 free experiences, the Melbourne Royal Show is set to keep the whole family entertained from day to night.

This year, the Melbourne Royal is amplifying the prominence of farm experiences and animals, with the celebration of agriculture to be a core focus of the Show. With two new animal precincts in the Farm Discovery and the Agricultural Hub, the new Rural Pavilion offering pony rides and a working dog showcase, and the PURA Pavilion offering a sheep shearing and milking experiences, there’s family fun farm experiences wherever you look.

The iconic Show favourites including the Animal Farmyard and Animal Nursery will also return, with showgoers able to enjoy feeding time and educational talks throughout the day. The Animal Nursery will also make its home in a new central location, with even more space to get up close with the animals.

The main stage will also come to life from day to night with daily entertainment for families,

Teens and adults alike. There will be daily shows from Australia’s favourite blue heeler, Bluey, as well as SpongeBob SquarePants and Cocomelon. There will also be a daily Paramount+ Parade, featuring characters from Paw Patrol and Teenage Ninja Turtles, to name a few.

All new for 2023 is the Colour of the Outback Immersive Experience, a daily 15-minute performance that celebrates country. International comic daredevil Bello Nock will also join the entertainment line-up in addition to crowd favourite Airtime Freestyle Motocross.

The Show After Dark will also return, featuring 11 nights of show-stopping live music from an incredible line up of amazing artists, with acts to be announced soon.
Showgoers will also get to experience a unique Jurassic Unearthed realistic animatronics
exhibition, included within their standard ticket.

“We are very proud to present our biggest Melbourne Royal Show program and encourage
everyone to get in early to purchase tickets and start their countdown to the Show. We are
committed to providing incredible value for families across all facets of the Show. Never before can you do so much in one day, with just one ticket,” Brad Jenkins, Melbourne Royal CEO, said.

In 2023, Melbourne Royal (previously the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria) celebrates 175 years since the organisation’s inception, marked by the first ever ploughing match in 1848. This milestone was the foundation for agricultural shows in Victoria, and evolved to become the Melbourne Royal Show which we know and love today.

Foodies will also have a plethora of choices to whet their appetite, with an enhanced food and beverage offering with 15 unique food precincts including Graze and Gourmet Pantry + Cellar and some of Melbourne’s hottest names in food including Mr Miyagi, Tokyo Lamington and Wonderbao. •

To purchase tickets or for further information on the 2023 Melbourne Royal Show head to royalshow.com.au

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