Holst’s ‘The Planets’



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
What's On

Over one hundred years ago Gustav Holst wrote his classical suite ‘The Planets’, drawing on metaphors and myths to showcase our solar system as seen from Earth. Now his magnificent score will be brought to life in the Melbourne Planetarium with a one-off special evening event. 

Join the Westgate Concert Band as they perform live the full musical suite ‘The Planets’ accompanied with spectacular full-dome visuals. Be prepared to be awed and delighted as we journey to each planet, soaring alongside Holst’s dazzling musical interpretation of the ancient mythology surrounding each one, ringing out with different musical instruments and even a live choral arrangement.

A magnificent chance to travel across space, back in time with ancient mythology and classical music, a one-off special event not to be missed!

This event has limited capacity, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

This event is catered towards an adult audience, however children and under 18 year olds are welcome to attend. Each visitor must purchase a ticket to secure a seat in the Planetarium performance, children and under 18 year olds can attend with a concession ticket.


The Westgate Concert Band will perform Holst’s ‘The Planets’ twice in the evening. Each performance will be a repeat of the full suite of music. Please note that doors will open 30 minutes prior to the selected performance. Planetarium seating will begin 10 minutes prior to each performance.

6.30pm: Doors open for 7.00pm performance
7.00–8.00pm: First performance of ‘The Planets’
8.30pm: Doors open for 9.00pm performance
9.00–10.00pm: Second performance of ‘The Planets’


Session time/s

    • Saturday, 07 December, 2019