Event Information


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

Showcase Victoria 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.

We’re excited to announce that planning is underway for Showcase Victoria 2021 which will be held at Darebin Arts Centre on 19 May. In what will be a transitional year, the program will be built in response to a stakeholder survey that we’ll be conducting early in 2021 and will focus on re-establishing  connections between venues and performers.

We’ll keep you updated as plans progress and here’s to being in the same room together in 2021!

Click for details relating to the cancellation of Showcase Victoria 2020. 


When is it?

19 May 2021

Where is it?

Darebin Arts Centre


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.


Accessible parking


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

sign language interpreted

Showcase Victoria is Auslan interpreted 

Companion Card

Showcase Victoria welcomes Companion Card holders

Where to

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


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.