Convent Live

Enjoy all that the performing arts has to offer through music, dance, theatre, performance art and everything in between – at Convent Live! Established in 2018, Convent Live is a year-round performing arts series of concerts and performances presented in the Convent’s signature intimate and unique venues.

Whether presented in the raw interiors of the Industrial School, the beautifully restored rotunda at the heart of our heritage gardens, or the austere surrounds of the Sacred Heart courtyard, Convent Live is a chance to enjoy a diverse range of performances up close and personal with talented local, national and international performers.

The Abbotsford Convent Foundation works in collaboration with a range of curators, thinkers and creatives to conceive of and deliver our programs. Creative collaborators include Convent Live’s classical music curatorial consultant Chris Howlett as well as our industry partners and friends like Dancehouse, Midsumma and Melbourne Fringe Festival.

If you’re an arts organisation, or an educational organisation with an arts and cultural focus, and believe that you have a program suited to a partnership or collaboration with the Convent, please feel free to get in touch with the ACF Producer, Natalie Smith.