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You Are Here is an experimental arts festival. There are a few things that make us unique:

  • Many of our events take place in unusual spaces like laneways, cafes, and carparks.
  • You might not always be able to describe an event as ‘dance’ or ‘visual art’ because often our events are a combination of one or more types of art.
  • You might be asked to participate in some way to make the events happen. This is usually very simple and won’t be scary at all – we promise!


The festival happens between Wednesday 5 April and Sunday 9 April 2017. On weekdays, most of our events happen between 6pm–10pm. On weekends our events start around 12pm and can run until midnight.


The Festival Hub is located at 46 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra. Pop in to grab a program, get answers to questions and see many of our festival events. Our other venues are marked on the map at the front of this program. Many of our events happen in public space, which can make them tricky to find. Start by checking our map in the front of the program or on the website. If you’re still not sure, contact us or drop into The Festival Hub at least 30 minutes before the advertised start time for directions.

See the festival map.


Many of our venues are within walking distance of the Canberra CBD, however this year we have also ventured across the lake, which is still walkable, but takes a little longer, and requires a little more mobility. We encourage you to take public transport, walk or ride to the festival whenever possible. Use Google Maps, choosing the public transport or bicycle option to find the best route. If you’re driving, check the website for a guide to parking options.

Free City Loop: Route 101

Conveniently for YAH, ACTION Buses now run a free city loop, which connects major areas of the CBD, including Civic and Braddon. The buses are wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit or Call transport Canberra on 13 17 10.

Attending the festival

First, take a look at the program here. The program is also available as a PDF here or via ISSUU here. All of our events (except one) are free! Events which are ticketed are clearly marked in the program. If you would really like to attend a ticketed event but cannot afford the ticket price, please get in touch.

Some events require bookings, especially those which are one-on-one or are for small audiences. These are clearly marked on the event listing.

YHA Canberra City is offering discounted accommodation to festival guests – call them on (02) 6248 9155 and quote ‘YAH16’ to receive a 10% discount when booking.

Tickets and Bookings

Free events with no registrations
Most of our events are free and do not require registration. You can just arrive at the venue and take a seat!

Free events which require registration
Some of our events are free but do require registration. Links to the ticket registration websites for these events are listed below:

Autonomous. Bookings opens soon.

Concrete. Book here.

Contested Land. Book here.

Every Day I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came. Book here.

Project VirtualEyes 2.0. Please phone or email us or make a booking in person at the Festival Hub

Run Amok! Bookings ope soon.

Telling Myths, Telling Lies. Book here.

Paid events
There are some events which have paid tickets – listed below. Tickets can be purchased for these events via the following links:

House-Bound. $20. Book here.

Escalate. $15 / $10. Book here.

If you would like to attend one of these events but the ticket price is a barrier to you, please contact us to discuss a discount or remission of the ticket price.

Companion cards
For any ticketed events, Companion Card holders receive a complimentary ticket for their companion. To book, please call 0426 067 550 during business hours or email The companion ticket must be booked at the same time as the booked ticket.

Can I bring the kids?

Where appropriate, we encourage you to bring them! None of our events are specifically made for kids, but lots of them are kid friendly. If you’re not sure, check our website or contact us. Some of our events happen in 18+ venues. Our map and each event listing will show if the venue is 18+.

Need to get in touch?

Send us an email:

Drop into the festival hub

46 Northbourne Ave, Canberra between 11am – 10pm from 13 – 17 April.

Call us

0426 067 550

Send us a letter

55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon ACT 2612