Got questions? We got you covered.
Planning Your Festival
In 2018 the Schools’ Program will take place from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 August (inclusive).
For every 10 tickets purchased to Schools’ Program events, you are entitled to one complimentary ticket for a teacher/adult, which will be automatically added to cart.
For more than one teacher/adult per 10 students, paid tickets must be purchased.
You can browse the Schools' Program Festival Planner here. To download as a pdf, click the downward arrow (top left). You can then print.
All Schools' Program venues are accessible for persons using a wheelchair or persons with limited mobility. If you are buying tickets online, please enter any access requirements when prompted at checkout. Alternatively, call 03 9094 7862 or email email@example.com to discuss your needs. Auslan interpreters can be requested for specific events, and most venues provide hearing loops. Details are included on individual session and venue pages of the website.
No. You must be 18 years or older to volunteer or intern at MWF.
Children who are not part of a school group can attend general Schools' Program sessions, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian with a paid ticket. MWF cannot accept responsibility for unaccompanied children. Schools' Program workshops are available to school groups only.
No. Tickets to the Schools' Program are limited and MWF places first priority on children and school students. Adults cannot attend unless accompanying a child. Some artists appearing in the Schools' Program will also appear at the Festival, which will be announced in July 2018.
Yes. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a pdf copy.
Our policy has been developed in line with Victoria's Child Safe Standards, and you can download a copy here.
On the Day
For safety and convenience, MWF requests that students do not bring their school bags with them to the Festival.
Schools' Program participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, however, no food or drink may be consumed inside Festival venues. Cafés and food outlets are located in and around Fed Square and will be open during the Festival.
MWF employs the services of a professional photographer to record events throughout the Festival. These photos are for archival and marketing purposes. The purchase of a ticket grants implied permission for these photos to be used for the intended purposes. If you, or any students in your care, do not wish to be photographed, please inform the photographer at the venue or contact a Festival representative on the day.
There are bus drop-off zones on Flinders Street, directly outside the Atrium entrance, and on Russell Street, outside NGV Australia. There is limited parking around Fed Square, especially for large vehicles. We recommend visiting the Fed Square website for more information.
Please visit our staff at the MWF Box Office in Fed Square, or approach any of our front-of-house staff at each of the venues, who will be happy to help.
MWF’s Official Bookseller, Readings, will have titles by participating authors for sale during the Festival. Come and visit the Readings Festival Bookshop at Fed Square, and continue exploring your favourite authors’ work.
Authors will be available to sign copies of their work in the Readings Festival Bookshop directly after their events in Fed Square.