Our Top 5 Midsumma Event at The Pride Centre

Get loud, get colourful and spend the next 3 weeks celebrating the LGBTQ+ community at The Victorian Pride Centre, Midsumma Pride events. There are so many fabulous events happening and here we have listed our Top 5 events happening at the Victorian Pride Centre.

Take a look at our Top 5 Midsumma events at The Victorian Pride Centre.

An ode to the punks and powerful women of St Kilda

22 Jan – 12 Feb Presented by: Gerard O’Connor and Marc Waisiak

This series of striking photographs depict the characters and survivors who have helped create the places where we gather and celebrate today. Through using recycled materials, heritage buildings, and residents of St Kilda, photographers Gerard and Marc honour the powerful women, and the rich history of Melbourne’s seaside playground in arresting style.


Who doesn’t love a crafternoon and a wine?

Pick up a new talent or refine your skills in the company of our fabulous community. Each Monday of Midsumma focuses on a different art form, so why not come to all three!

A glass of sparkling or soft drink on arrival is included in the ticket price, then drinks available at bar prices. BYO nibbles.

23rd Jan – Gay Life Drawing with Jean-Luc Syndikas
Jean-Luc brings his long-running Gay Life Drawing Melbourne sessions to the Pride Centre for the first time. You are welcome to bring your own supplies or use the slate, paper and drawing equipment provided. Please be advised that this session will include nudity.

30th Jan – Get Ready: Live drag makeup tutorial with Ruby Slippers
Ruby Slippers brings back Get Ready for the fist time in years! Part comedy, part chat show, part makeup tutorial – watch Ruby and special guests beat their face live on stage and explain the process as they do it. It’s a live, interactive makeup tutorial and questions are more than welcome.

Feb 6 – Cork & Chroma: paint your inner queen with Sasha Starr
Prepare to see some fabulous performances from your host along with step-by-step guidance from one of our artists to paint your own Inner Queen on canvas! All materials are supplied for this one.

Presented by: Midsumma Festival and The Victorian Pride Centre

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Spin class on the Pride Centre rooftop!

28 Jan – Bodhi & Ride is one of Australia’s most innovative boutique fitness studios that combines a full-body workout with mind and body connection through movement. More than just a standard spin class, we take things to the next level with our signature class structure and instructors leading to inspire and motivate clients to walk away feeling AMAZING.

Each RIDE incorporates High Intensity Cardio Training to perfectly balance highs and lows of a heart-racing workout with fast choreography, jogs, epic climbs and a whole body burn every single time. If you’re yet to experience it for yourself, it’s time to get yourself on the bike.

Please bring your own sweat towel, water and cycle shoes (SPD MTB cleats) or you can ride in your trainers.

Presented by: Bodhi & Ride

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Join Andy Pobjoy and the team from Piano Bar for a night of drag fabulousness, singalongs, extra special guests, and your favourite songs by request

27 Jan – 4 Feb – Piano Bar is a regional Victorian institution. Established seven years ago, Piano Bar venues are a beacon for LGBTQIA2+ people in regional places. Piano Bar is famous for its unique brand of live music “by request”, and has championed queer and drag performers in their venues across the state. Winner of the 2021 Globe Award for Excellence in LGBTIQ Small Business and Enterprise, Piano Bar is proud to be representing Regional Victoria at the Victorian Pride Centre with a series of pop-up / takeover events of The Forum at the Victorian Pride Centre.

Join us for the hilarity, the campery, and the fabulous top-of-your-lungs singalong that Piano Bar is renowned for.

Presented by: Piano Bar Group

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A community panel on sexualised racism in LGBTIQA+ communities

7 Feb – LGBTIQA+ community leaders share their thoughts and perspectives on sexualised racism in the community. From fighting stigmatising language on apps and online dating spaces, to responding to microaggressions, and fetishisation of racial identities.

This panel will share experiences of queer people of colour, culture, and faith. This event is open to people of all racial and cultural backgrounds.

Presented by: Thorne Harbour Health & The Victorian Pride Centre

FREE Booking required

Head to the Victorian Pride Centre website so you don’t miss out on all the fun that is happening there! Enjoy exhibitions, talks, screenings, live music and more. Finish off your event with the best possible way – food and drink! Click here for more.