Since 1986, Melburnians have been enjoying an unparalleled feast of dance, theatre, music and visual arts from renowned and emerging Australian and international companies and artists, thanks to Melbourne Festival. What began as a sister festival to Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, is now not only one of Australia’s flagship international arts festivals, but also one of the world’s major multi-arts events. Guided by creative director Josephine Ridge, Melbourne Festival brings the best quality work, the most innovative vision, and the biggest and broadest arts program to Melbourne each spring. There’s something for everyone—from dedicated fans of edgy, challenging art to casual exhibition visitors and concertgoers. The 2015 Melbourne Festival runs from 8 to 25 October. Check out the full program here!