Storyteller and musician Clare Bowditch is a nationally celebrated anomaly; an ARIA Award winning musician, an ABIA Award winning author, but more interestingly—a living breathing creative lightning rod of fearless curiosity, imagination, playfulness, and hope. These are the qualities that have underpinned all of her work, and led to her many and varied collaborations with so many of the finest musicians, artists and thinkers of our times. 

So, what about the music? Why hasn’t she released an album in over ten years? 

Mainly because, she’s been busy, playing; with her kids and pets and stories, yes, but also – with new sounds, instruments, stories, ideas, and questions. 

Clare Bowditch has taken her time, and it seems, her time is now. 

This one-off live performance at the Malthouse theatre in 2023 will be one of the world’s first opportunities to hear for themselves exactly what she's ‘been building in there’; an insight into where she wants her songs, stories and questions, to take us next. 

Come—hear it for yourself. 


Malthouse Outdoor Stage is a general admission venue with standing areas and seating available at shared tables. We recommend arriving early to find a space that’s right for you. The Malthouse Bar is open before and during the show, and food is available from The Malthouse Cafe.

We perform in all weather conditions, so long as it's safe for the performers and for you. Melbourne's weather can change all the time—we recommend bringing a raincoat, wearing waterproof shoes, and bringing a small umbrella just in case. In the event that the performance is cancelled, we will contact you to inform you the next steps. Please note the seating area is not covered.

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Premier Artists presents Clare Bowditch on Malthouse Outdoor Stage. 

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Malthouse Outdoor Stage is presented by PBS.

Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

Performance Times

FRI 3 MAR / 8.30pm (Doors 7.30pm)


Full $50.00

All tickets are sold as General Admission (unallocated seating). All online bookings incur a $4 booking fee per transaction.

Event notes


60 minutes


Entry permitted at any time.


The Malthouse Outdoor Stage main auditorium is accessible via flat entry and is suitable for wheelchair and mobility device users. The sunken front of stage area called the ‘pit’ is accessed via three stairs only and is not suitable for wheelchair or mobility device users. Accessible toilets are located within The Malthouse and can be accessed via flat floors. For more detailed accessibility information see here.