OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia. 
Held over three weeks in spring, the annual OzAsia Festival program presented by Festival Director Joseph Mitchell, showcasing the very best in contemporary dance, theatre, music, film, literature, food and culture from across Asia today.

Total attendance exceeded 190,000 over the duration of the 2017 OzAsia Festival. The expansive, provocative and innovative program attracted critical acclaim and praise across local and national media.

In 2017 we featured a record 50 unique events including:

6 world premieres
19 Australian premiers
316 professional artists
18 venues
66 workshops
6 major visual arts exhibitions
35,000 attendance annual Moon Lantern Parade
75,000 attendance Lucky Dumpling Market
1,000 lantern bearers
620 delegate attendance
5 conference events

 “The 2017 OzAsia Festival program was our largest and most daring to date. The festival continues to resonate with new audiences with a selection of live, intimate and thought provoking contemporary works that embrace the bold vision of Asia in the 21st Century.”
- Artiistic Director – Joseph Mitchell

Announcements for the 2018 OzAsia Festival program and events will be delivered mid -August. Expect the unexpected.

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Who's Making The Festival

Who's Making The Festival

Meet the team behind OzAsia Festival 2018!