The Sidney Myer Music Bowl was opened by the Prime Minster of Australia Robert Menzies on 12 February 1959, the culmination of years of discussion and planning and enabled by a gift of £200,000 from the Sidney Myer Fund which covered the total costs of construction. 

“The Bowl” (as it is affectionately known to Victorians) is an outdoor bandshell performance venue located on the lawns of Kings Domain in Melbourne. It has been the venue for numerous performances beloved of Melburnians, including the annual Carols by Candlelight, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's annual free concert series and countless rock and pop concerts and festivals. In March 1967 the Bowl  hosted the largest ever concert audience in the southern hemisphere when approximately 200,000 people crowded in to see The Seekers.  

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is managed by Arts Centre Melbourne and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Image courtesy Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.