• Candlelight Holiday Special: Featuring “The Nutcracker” and More

Candlelight Holiday Special: Featuring “The Nutcracker” and More

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Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Melbourne. Buy your tickets now to discover the music of classical holiday pieces at Athenaeum Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: Athenaeum Theatre
📅 Dates and times: 10 December at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 30 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 8+. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue has wheelchair access in Zones A and B
❓ View the FAQs for this event here
✔️ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience
🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
🕯️ If you would like to book a private concert (min 40+ people), please click here
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  • “The Nutcracker, Op. 71” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    • Overture
    • March
    • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
    • Chinese Dance
    • Arabian Dance
    • Dance of the Mirlitons
    • Waltz of the Flowers
    • Trepak
  • Vivaldi - Winter mvt 2
  • Vivaldi - Summer mvt 3
  • Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
  • Traditional - O Holy Night
  • Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas


  • String quartet - Eclective Strings

Reviews of Candlelight Concerts
💬 TA M. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "It was fantastic and safe. Everything flowed beautifully throughout the evening. I’ll definitely return for the next event."
💬 Rasheeda H. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "Beautiful experience. Highly skillful and musically gifted artists. Enjoyed it."
💬 Dorian T. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "Wonderful experience, right amount of time for the concert and great environment! We loved it!!!"

Select date and session

10 Dec
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Zone D Seating for $32.00 per person
Zone C Seating for $48.00 per person
Zone B Seating for $60.00 per person
Zone A Seating for $76.00 per person
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