Pride Month 2024 at VPC – Program Announced

Australia’s first purpose-built home for LGBTIQ+ communities is thrilled to announce the celebration of Pride Month with a plethora of events happening throughout the Victorian Pride Centre in June!

With a focus on celebration, creativity, and community engagement, this year’s lineup delivers a diverse array of events featuring workshops, film screenings, cabaret, comedy, exhibitions and more! Our program aims to foster social connections, ignite thought-provoking dialogues, and inspire active engagement through dynamic workshops and classes.

Come and be part of a month-long festivity embracing diversity, nurturing creativity, and strengthening community bonds! Join us on Saturday, June 1st as we kick off Pride Month with a vibrant launch party starting at 6:30 pm at the Victorian Pride Centre.

Highlights of the Pride Month 2024 program

Creative Workshops

Queer Social will be hosting four incredible workshops where social chats with like-minded queer individuals blend seamlessly with engaging, creative workshops. Led by Laneway Learning and facilitated by talented queer instructors, these workshops are designed to spark inspiration and foster self-expression.

The crew at Gay Life Drawing Melbourne return after their sensational sold-out event at Midsumma Festival. Adults can coming together to unleash their creativity, sip on drinks, and sketch live models—all in a warm and welcoming environment.

Film Screenings

Film enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting lineup of queer cinema! Melbourne Queer Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival and Roger That Pictures are screening a fabulous collection of captivating queer films and shorts that will ignite your imagination and touch your heart. From powerful narratives to innovative storytelling, these screenings promise to showcase the diverse voices and experiences within LGBTIQ+ communities.

Live Performances

Trans jazz cabaret diva Mama Alto and friends return to the Pride Centre for a delectable evening that combines old fashioned show biz with contemporary queer glamour for a Pride celebration like no other.

Get ready for an entertaining evening with Thank God You’re Queer, as some of your favourite LGBTIQ+ comics take the stage and plunge headfirst into hilarious improvisation.

Classical music lovers can’t afford to miss ANAM does Pride where exceptional young musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music take the Pride Centre stage. The unique program includes a striking Brass Quintet composed by Joan Tower and a very beautiful and rarely performed Nonet by Louis Spohr in F major, Op. 31 (1813).

Community Connection

A special Sunday Sizzle, in collaboration with Sundaylicious – featuring the special launch of their new beverages! One of Melbourne’s longest running and most well-known queer events, Sundaylicious has delivered an energetic, diverse, and unique experience for over 15 years. Get ready for an afternoon of snags on the BBQ, DJs, drag performances, and more surprises!

We’re pleased to announce our first PRIDE in Employment Jobs Expo, inviting job seekers from our LGBTIQ+ communities to join us for a day of stalls and activations. Discover an array of job opportunities that champion diversity and inclusivity.

Ballarat Trans & Gender Diverse Clothes Swap Shop for another Trans & Gender Diverse Clothes Swap returns to the Pride Centre. Come and pick up new apparel in a safe, inclusive environment, and don’t forget to bring your old clothes to swap if you like!

These events represent just a glimpse of what’s happening at the Victorian Pride Centre this June for Pride Month. Make sure to explore the full program here. We’re thrilled to celebrate with you!