Event Information


Showcase Victoria is Australia’s leading state-based performing arts market and a critical component of Victoria’s touring ecology.

It provides a unique platform for producers, artists and performance-makers to build relationships and promote their work to a wide range of venues and programmers with the ultimate aim of facilitating touring.

Showcase Victoria 2021 has been scheduled for May (exact dates tbc) at The Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo.  Click for details relating to the cancellation of Showcase Victoria 2020. 


When is it?

12-14 May 2020

Where is it?

Ulumbarra Theatre


The estimated travelling time from Melbourne to Bendigo is 90 minutes, via the Calder Highway.

There are 5000+ car parking spaces around Bendigo CBD. On-street parking is available around The Capital in View Street and Rowan Street. Please note time restrictions and meters are in place between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. Check the signs.

Off-street parking is available in the QEO car park and is located behind The Capital.

On-street parking is available around the Bendigo Town Hall. Meters and time restrictions apply.

There are several car parks in close proximity to Ulumbarra Theatre including Park Road (behind the Golden Dragon Museum) and the QEO car park.

For carpark opening hours and more information about parking in Bendigo visit the City of Greater Bendigo’s where to park.

By train estimated travelling time from Melbourne to Bendigo is 90 minutes. The arts precinct is approximately a 15-minute walk from Bendigo train station. For Bendigo train time tables, fares, maps and travel information visit www.vline.com.au or phone V/Line on 1800 800 007.

From Bendigo train station you can catch a number 3 or number 5 bus to the View Street arts precinct. If you are heading to Ulumbarra Theatre, then take a short walk on via the Gaol Road extension which feeds from the QEO car park to the theatre’s main entrance. For Bendigo, bus timetables visit www.christiansbus.com.au or www.ptv.vic.gov.au 

Bendigo Airport is a CASA-Certified airport and is owned and operated by the City of Greater Bendigo. For all scheduling please visit the Qantas timetables website or contact 13 13 13 for the most up to date information.



Accessible parking

There is a disabled car parking zone adjacent to the venue and a drop off point immediately at the front of the venue for all Ulumbarra Theatre patrons.


We ensure that the Showcase Victoria event is always held at a venue that is wheelchair accessible.

sign language interpreted

Showcase Victoria will be Auslan interpreted if required.

Companion Card

Showcase Victoria will accept Companion Card bookings.

Where to

We recommend the following accommodation providers, and booking early to avoid missing out.

Quest Bendigo

Schaller Mercure has offered 10% off when you use the promo code SV20 They have three hotels in Bendigo listed below.

Quest Schaller Hotel
10 min walk to Showcase Victoria
T: 03 4433 6100

Quest Bendigo Central
20 min walk to Showcase Victoria
T: 03 5410 1300

Quest Bendigo
17 min walk to Showcase Victoria
T: 03 5447 0822

All Seasons

All Seasons Resort Hotel is offering corporate rates for anyone attending Showcase Victoria so please advise them of this when you book.

All Seasons
6 min drive to the Ulumbarra Theatre

T: 03 5443 8166 www.allseasonsbendigo.com.au


Showcase Victoria is held in a different VAPAC venue each year. Showcase Victoria 2021 is scheduled to take place at Bendigo’s Ulumburra Theatre

You can download full programs which include contact details, from the past three years here.

Each year, Showcase Victoria attracts over 250 attendees from across the performing arts industry including professional venue and festival managers, community hall programmers, tour coordinators, representatives from major performing arts companies & industry organisations and independent performance-makers and producers. In 2019, 304 people attended Showcase Victoria at Karralyka in Melbourne.

Following the event, venues and programmers are surveyed to ascertain which projects and productions they are interested in programming for their audiences, and when. This information provides valuable insight into the viability of tours and gives participating artists, producers and tour coordinators a solid foundation from which to develop further relationships and begin the tour-building process.

Yes, Showcase Victoria is a ticketed event with a pricing structure based on your funding status as an organisation or individual, venue or performance-maker. Tickets go on sale approximately 6 weeks prior to each event.

Search www.showcasevictoria.com.au

2020 event cancelled

The Showcase Victoria Executive, on behalf of event partners the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) and Regional Arts Victoria is extremely disappointed to announce that after weeks of deliberation Showcase Victoria 2020 will be cancelled and will not move to an online model this year.

The Showcase Victoria Executive is extremely disappointed to announce that after weeks of deliberation Showcase Victoria 2020 will be cancelled and will not move to an online model this year.