The Moat Festival is an annual showcase of some exceptional emerging talent at La Trobe University. Moat Festival 2019 marks the 35th annual festival held at the university. The festival was launched in 1984 by then Vice-Chancellor J.F. Scott as an initiative to bring the University and the public together to participate in the performing arts. He viewed this first Moat Festival as an experiment to remove the intellectual barriers of higher education, a way to add a little to the life of the University.
This year, the festival features five full-length theatre productions as well as a work in development cabaret, a movie night under the stars, and our closing night drag show.
The 2019 Moat Festival includes:
A full program of all our events is available online here.
We hope that our 35th Moat Festival does indeed add a little to the life of La Trobe University.