What’s the Melbourne Podcast Festival?

It’s 25+ podcasts recording a live episode of their show in front of an audience of listeners. All shows happen over one weekend starting Friday 30 July through to Sunday 1 August.

Podcasts participating are from all genres – comedy, science, society & culture, sport and more.

Shows are ticketed individually. We did this because tastes in podcasts can be specific as they are wide ranging.

So, it’s all live?

Yes. It’s a classic in-person event so you can experience the shows live rather than through a computer screen.

That goes for the podcasts too! They’ll all be on location, on the stage at the front of the theatre.

It’s up to the podcasts whether they post the episode after the show so get along to avoid missing out.

Purchasing tickets

Tickets are on sale now and available to purchase via Ticketmaster here!

For ticketing inquiries please contact Ticketmaster.

How much are tickets?

Tickets range from $19.90 to $79.90

Most shows are $29.90

Will any of the shows be recorded?

They will. The Festival will record all shows but not publish them.

The recordings will be made available to the podcasts and they may choose to publish them on their feed.

Which shows are in the Festival?

Some of the best in Australia from a range of genres.

Check out the full list of shows here!

Before and after the show?

We recommend heading to Roc’s Bar at Village Cinemas Jam Factory.

It’ll be like an informal Festival Hub where hosts and listeners can mingle.

Some shows will have merchandise or books for sale. That will be available immediately before and after each show.


Getting to the venue – Village Cinemas Jam Factory

Village Cinemas Jam Factory, 500 Chapel Street Prahran

Google Maps



58 – get off at Chapel Street intersection and walk south on east side of Chapel Street.

78 – get off at Jam Factory



South Yarra station

Prahran station



Parking at the Jam Factory, enter from Chapel Street via Palermo or Garden Streets.

Accessibility info

If you require accessibility tickets they’re available to buy on the Ticketmaster website using the interactive seat maps.

If unable to get the service you require though the website please contact Ticketmaster using the information below.

Call: 1300 446 925

Email: accessibletickets@ticketmaster.com.au

This email address is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion card holders. If emailing, please ensure you include the Event Name, Venue, Date and Time along with your contact details.

Current Service Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm AEDT ONLY.


Wheelchair access is available at both entrances to Jam Factory.

Disabled car parks are located on Level 1 and Level 3 of the car park.

The lift is accessible from Ground Floor to level 5.


What about Covid-19 restrictions in Melbourne?

The Melbourne Podcast Festival and Village Cinemas Jam Factory are constantly monitoring advice from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

We’ll have updates on our social media accounts should there be conditions other than normal at the time of the Festival.





For Victorian Government Covid-19 information


Why has Melbourne Podcast Festival postponed to September 2021?

Due to the current COVID outbreaks in NSW + VIC and subsequent border closures, the Melbourne Podcast Festival has been rescheduled to September 2021.

Will my ticket be valid for the rescheduled shows in September?

Tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates without taking further action, and fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets for the new dates.

I can't attend the rescheduled date. How can I request a refund?

Patrons unable to attend new show dates may obtain a full refund from your point of purchase. #KeepYourTicket

The show that I purchased has been cancelled. What happens next?

Due to the current COVID outbreaks in NSW + VIC and subsequent border closures, the Melbourne Podcast Festival has been rescheduled to September 2021. The following shows regrettably have been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with the new festival dates.

  • Australian Birth Stories
  • How I Work
  • Plumbing The Death Star
  • The Gargle
  • The Grattan Podcast
  • The Pop Test
  • This Working Life
  • Too Peas In A Podcast
  • Triple Bi-Pass
  • We Want To Be Better

Ticket purchasers for these shows whom have purchased their tickets from Ticketmaster Australia will receive a confirmation email and automatically receive a refund to their method of purchase.

For any further questions, please contact Ticketmaster Australia.


Can I add my podcast or suggest one?

Yes. We’re open to suggestion.

Please email the Festival – info@melbournepodcastfestival.com

I’d like to review the event for the publication/media outlet I work for. How do I get media reviewer tickets?

Great! Please send an email to info@melbournepodcastfestival.com

Include the publication/media outlet and which show you’d like to review.

We have a limited number comp tickets set aside so allocations may have been exhausted.

How do I request an interview with one of the podcast hosts?

Thanks for your interest. Please send an email to info@melbournepodcastfestival.com

We’ll put you in contact with the Festival Media Team and/or the podcast directly.