The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo comes to Melbourne

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo comes to Melbourne and RACT members have access to a great member offer.

​About the show

With its unique blend of military ceremony, music and entertainment, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of most famous events in the world, playing to around 220,000 people each year in Edinburgh and attracting an annual television audience of 100 million.

At the heart of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the stirring sight and sound of the magnificent massed pipes and drums of Scotland’s famous Regiments.

Over 1200 performers will make their way to Melbourne in 2016 for a breath-taking performance that defines spectacular. Some of the best performers in both military and civilian bands and dance along with cultural performances will come from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Scotland, New Zealand, China, the Pacific Islands and Australia for Melbourne’s first Official Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

You can’t stage the Edinburgh Military Tattoo without Edinburgh Castle as the dramatic backdrop – even if you are on the other side of the world — and Melbourne audiences will experience an extraordinary, life-size, replica of the Castle façade with performers entering the stadium by crossing the drawbridge just as they do in Edinburgh.
The grand finale draws together the entire cast of more than 1,200 for that international song of love and friendship, Auld Lang Syne. The Lone Piper, standing high on the castle ramparts, brings the event to a poignant conclusion, leaving memories that will be treasured forever.

Etihad Stadium in Melbourne is the perfect venue with a closed roof meaning the show is comfortable rain, hail or shine day and night.

The show goes for approximately 90 minutes approximately with NO Interval, and three performances will be held on the following dates:
  • Friday 12 February 2016 at 7pm
  • Saturday 13 February 2016 at 1pm
  • Saturday 13 February 2016 at 7pm​
For more information, check out the  Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Melbourne 2016 website here:

RACT member offer*

​RACT members receive Silver Category tickets at the discounted price of $145 for Adult tickets. That's a saving of ​$24 per ticket! This offer is only available online.  You can book disocunted tickets by following this link


Is this the same show as the one in Edinburgh?
The Australian show will feature some of the most popular and best in their field massed pipes and drums from the Edinburgh Show along with special guests from Sweden, New Zealand, China, the Pacific Islands and Australia.

Is this the REAL Royal Edinburgh Military Tatto
Yes, this is the real Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The event is being put together by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Producers especially for the Australian market. This is only the third time the event has travelled outside Edinburgh.

Are there any International bands in the show?
Yes, the show will feature bands from UK, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, China, Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia.

What bands are in the show?

 The producers will be announcing the bands throughout the publicity and advertising campaign. Keep checking the website for more information.

Is this the same show that was in Sydney?

 No, this is not the same show as in Sydney. This show will feature some International bands that have not performed in a Tattoo in Australia before and some local Melbourne bands. The theme for this show is also very different.​

 *Terms & Conditions

Offer available on an ongoing basis, however seating availability is limited and on a ‘first come, first served’ basis until sold out. RACT Members offer is for Silver Category Adult tickets at $145 (a $24 saving off the full adult price in that Category). Members will also be able to acquire tickets for all other Categories (Platinum, Gold and Bronze) and Pensioner / Junior tickets at time of purchase of the Members Offer

 Fees & Charges:

A Handling Fee of $9.35 per transaction applies. In addition a delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected. A payment processing fee of no more than 1.95% applies to purchases by credit card, debit card or gift card. The payment processing fee includes (but is not limited to) credit and debit card fees and expenses, administration and associated infrastructure costs. The payment processing fee will be added to the price displayed. This payment processing fee does not apply when you purchase tickets by cash at outlets or box-offices (subject to availability).​