• Response Project

    Photo: Tamsin Sharpe

  • Clock It

    Photo: Paul Dunn

  • Dance Republic

  • Closing Ceremony 2007

    Photo: Ponch Hawkes

  • The Big Opening, 2011

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

  • Home is Where... 2009

    Photo: John Sones

  • Snuff Puppets

    Photo: Teresa Harrison

  • Dance Republic

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

  • Braybrook's Big Day Out

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

  • The Night of My Party

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

  • Mobile Radio

    Photo: Carla Gottgens

Big West Festival is the leading community-based, contemporary arts festival in Melbourne’s West. A biennial festival, Big West stages high quality, cutting edge, multi-cultural and multi-artform events in the venues, cultural sites and suburban streets of the western suburbs, matching places and people in unexpected ways.


NEWEST a season of works in progress.

Big West is developing seven new theatre and performance works made by independent theatre practitioners of Melbourne’s Western suburbs with the assistance of the Australia Council. You are invited to come along, be part of the process and meet the artists. Showings Wed Nov 5 to Friday Nov 7, 2014. To see For Heaven's Sake, The Sunbury Line, Dwelling, Mefetehe, Neighbours, Fields of Gold and The Far Fetched Delivery Service or for more info click read more.

Calling for Artists' and Communities' Submissions

BIG WEST is calling artists and communities in the west to submit ideas, submissions and proposals for our 2015 Festival. We are taking over Nicholson Street, Footscray – our heartland! – to celebrate our tenth festival.

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