The Boîte – Embracing Australia’s culturally diverse musicians.

The Boîte has spent 35 years forging meaningful relationships with musicians, artists, dancers, writers and storytellers who call Australia home, presenting thousands of events, from concerts in Hamer Hall to street songs in the back lanes of Fitzroy, and urging people across the country to get involved as audiences and as active, informed participants in choirs and workshops.

Our Story 

Celebrating cultural diversity - Since 1979 The Boîte has celebrated Australia’s amazing cultural diversity through a prolific program of festivals, events, radio programs, music releases and publications. We have presented and promoted hundreds of excellent musicians, artists, dancers, writers and storytellers at thousands of events.  
Building Bridges - The Boîte facilitates creative spaces for people from many different communities. This includes working with artists who have fled their homeland, offering friendship and support.  
Creative Development - The Boîte provides professional performance opportunities for artists, building audiences beyond numbers and box office takings. We connect audiences with performers to promote awareness, knowledge and respect. 
Active Participation - The Boîte uses singing as a key tool for active participation in the arts. Our 350 voice Millennium Chorus, Millennium Schools Chorus, and Singers’ Festival connect a broad range of community members with a desire to sing. 
An Engaged Audience - The Boîte has thousands of members and supporters on its mailing list, reaching metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. It is an effective tool in building our audiences for events. The Boîte also uses  social media to keep followers up to date on events and opportunities. 
Next Generation - The Boîte Schools Chorus involves dozens of schools and hundreds of students, The Melbourne Millennium Chorus is working with colleagues in Timor-Leste to develop regional singing projects, and our collaborations are expanding interstate. The World Music Cafe serves as an intimate, acoustic outlet for excellent local and international musicians.