Here they are - the Geelong After Dark Top 5

One more sleep until Geelong After Dark takes over the city! We’re not the only ones excited about this, in fact people coming from far and wide to experience Geelong’s biggest night of arts.

A big shout-out to all those travelling long distances to be here, we can’t wait to meet you after dark! Wherever you’re coming from, you won’t be disappointed at the wide and varied program.

Top 5 highlights at Geelong After Dark

Feeling snoozy at the end of the week? Get tucked in and take a nap as Joel Carnegie takes you to Dream Town and back. This interactive experience is on the Customs Lawn from every 15 minutes until 9pm.

Not everyone likes the same music right? Come along to the Silent Disco in Little Malop St and dance the night away with headphones or without. Enjoy the effect of everyone singing and dancing to their own beat.

The fascinating story of the Celtic Sea God Mannanon comes to life in Lantunda, a community arts project in Johnstone Park. The rotunda will transform into a glowing lantern from which images with dance and play to create a world of colour, shadow and light.

Pop in to Back to Back Theatre (enter via Police Lane) and hear about the secret hobbies, collections and obsessions of members of the Geelong community. Single Channel Video highlights the value certain objects bring to our lives.

Check out Joel Zika’s disruptive projection Caisson in the Barwon Water forecourt. From key vantage points the work creates a troupe l’oeil that changes the way people view and interact with the space.

There’s also plenty of activity in and around the city’s cultural venues including the Geelong Library, Art Gallery, Performing Arts Centre, Courthouse and the National Wool Museum.


The Carousel on the Geelong Waterfront will be open from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

And don’t forget, this year’s Geelong After Dark includes an extended program centred on Little Malop St (between Moorabool and Gheringhap streets). Catering for the big kids, After After Dark extends the Geelong After Dark experience from 10pm including interactive performances, music, projection, street theatre and dancing.
So whether you’re a local or a visitor, we hope you discover something new in Central Geelong.