Welcome Street Theatre performers to the Abbey Medieval Festival!

The Abbey Medieval Tournament was first hosted in 1989 as a fundraiser for the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, which holds one of Australia’s premier collections of European and Classical fine arts and antiquities. Starting off as a one day event, the Festival has grown to become a destination in itself attracting many thousands of people annually.

The Abbey Medieval Festival is not only a cultural and educational event of an extremely high standard but also a great experience for attendees. Street theatre performers’ contribution to the Festival atmosphere has been an integral component in the Festival over the years.

What exactly are we looking for?

The Festival period covers 600 to 1600 AD allowing our performers to display their variety of instruments, music and skills. We look for performers to help us showcase music, theatre, dance and performance of the Middle Ages, including:

  • Musicians and troubadours
  • Jesters
  • Acrobats
  • Puppetry
  • Comedy (often bawdy)
  • Theatre
  • Dancers
  • Poets
  • Wandering entertainment/characters

Performers interested in participating in the Abbey Medieval Festival are required to meet the set standards and level of historical accuracy set by the Abbey Medieval Festival Committee. Read our handy Guide for Street Theatre Performers for more information.

Apply to perform at 30th Abbey Medieval Festival in 2019

Applications for the 30th Abbey Medieval Festival hosted in 2019 are now open. If you are interested in being part of this landmark celebration as a performer, submit an application online, or contact the Street Theatre Coordinator for more information.