SO WHAT’S NEW?
We’re back in Melbourne in 2019 with a fresh look. Our 12 brand new sweet spaces include:
all-new giant sky-high ball pit with sprinkles
a classic Aussie Milk Bar
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
the honey bear room
a cookie house to relax in
bubble gum lounge room
sweet dreams bedroom
and lots more….
We’ve also included some of your favourites, re-imagined for 2019 including an all-new giant birthday cake, a fruity swing and a fresh take on the neon wall.
OMG, WHEN IS IT ON?
It’s on now – until 19 May!
Weekends and School Holidays $39
Night sessions (18+) $39
Children 3-12 $29
Children age 2 and under $5
Group pricing available
Choose a time to enter and stay for 1 hour
Night sessions from 6.30pm are restricted to age 18+
Please buy your ticket online in advance.
6th Floor, Myer
Bourke St, Melbourne
Sugar Republic is in Myer Melbourne, easily accessible by public transport and with public car parks nearby. When you enter the store from Bourke St Mall, take the elevator on the left side of the store up to Level 6 where we are located.
MAY OPENING HOURS
Mon/Tue (Quiet Sessions)
Thur/Fri evening (18+Night Sessions)
Sat/Sun all day
Check this week’s sessions at Eventbrite.
We are closed on Wednesdays.
We hold ‘quiet sessions’ on Mondays and Tuesdays (outside of school holidays) from 10-6, with only a few visitors allowed in each hour and a smaller team. These sessions are ideal for visitors with sensory issues and visitors with young children, as well as those wanting to do personal photo shoots without distraction. These sessions can be booked either online or in person at our check-in desk on Level 6, Myer.
IS IT FOR KIDS OR GROWN-UPS?
Sugar Republic was created for grown-ups to re-live their childhood memories in a happy, photogenic space. It is not a children’s play space. Well-behaved children are welcome but they must be under supervision at all times. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO ATTEND?
We recommend purchasing a ticket online as we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available on the door. There is a waiver at the checkout that you need to read and accept before making payment. Once this is completed you’ll receive an email from Eventbrite (our ticketing partner) with your tickets.
CAN I CANCEL MY BOOKING?
Sorry, no. Tickets are strictly non-refundable. Please do not contact Sugar Republic to change your ticket time as we are unable to. If you can no longer attend you may be able to transfer your ticket to another session for a limited time via Eventbrite (fees apply and not all bookings are transferable), or transfer it to another person. Group tickets and tickets purchased with a gift voucher cannot be transferred. We do not support the re-selling of tickets on third party platforms. ID may be requested when you arrive.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE FOR MY TIMED TICKET?
We ask that you arrive within 15 minutes of your ticket time (e.g if your ticket is for 2pm you can arrive from 1.45 to 2.15). Visitors booked in for the last session of the day should arrive by the start of the session to get a full hour. Your ticket is only valid for the date and time purchased. If you miss your time slot your ticket is no longer valid and cannot be refunded. Groups should arrive together.
HOW LONG WILL MY VISIT TAKE?
You can take your sweet time going through the exhibit, up to one hour. Please note that the ball pit has a 10 minute limit.
WHAT ARE THE NIGHT SESSIONS?
Night sessions from 6.30pm are only for adults 18+ as we know that some guests prefer to experience Sugar Republic without children. Please note that last entry for children is 6pm, so there may still be children inside until 7pm. For a completely child-free experience we suggest booking a slot from 7pm onwards. Important: guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed entry into Sugar Republic.
WHAT HAPPENS AT CHECK IN?
Our team will check your ticket at the door. You may be asked for ID. Bags and coats will need to be checked into our cloakroom.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bring your ticket, your ID, your phone/camera and your sweet self.
Some of the experiences require that you remove your shoes so please wear socks or tights, as you may not be allowed to participate with bare feet.
IS THERE A COAT CHECK?
CAN I BRING A PRAM?
Prams are not permitted inside the exhibit but they can be parked near our check in desk.
DO YOU HAVE TOILETS?
Please note that there are no toilet facilities inside the exhibition, however there are bathrooms in Myer should you wish to use them before you start your visit. Baby change facilities are located on Level 3 and level 4 Emporium.
CAN I HOLD A PRIVATE EVENT?
Yes indeed! We love hosting birthday parties, hen parties, team building events and product launches. Please email [email protected] to discuss your special event or to find out about our corporate and party packages.
DO YOU OFFER INDUSTRY AND GROUP DISCOUNTS?
Yes, we welcome travel industry, corporate and large group bookings for weekday sessions, and discounts are available. Please email [email protected] for details.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
No. With the exception of Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs, who are allowed into the exhibit under the effective control of their owner, pets are not allowed. Guide Dog and Assistance Dog owners should be aware that there is open food inside the exhibit.
IS THE EVENT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
The exhibition space and rooms are almost all wheelchair accessible, but please note that some activities and rooms may not be suitable for people with disabilities. If you have any questions before your visit please email [email protected].
IS PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED?
Are you serious? We encourage it. Please note that selfie sticks and tripods are not permitted though. Our staff love taking photos for you, just ask.
Commercial and product photo shoots are strictly NOT allowed, unless by prior agreement. Please email [email protected] to arrange a commercial shoot.
IS FOOD SERVED AT THE EVENT?
Sugar Republic is primarily a pop up art event and a space for taking photos. It is NOT a lolly factory or a food fair, however we do usually have free tastings of lollies, biscuits and ice cream on offer for our sugar-loving visitors. This includes vegan and gluten free options – please ask our staff for further information.
I HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY. WILL I BE ABLE TO EAT THE TASTINGS?
There is a selection of tastings at Sugar Republic. Please note that our kitchen handles wheat, eggs, milk, soy and tree nuts, and all of our food samples and treats may come into contact with these. If you have any food allergies or requirements please ask our staff for assistance.
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINK?
Food and drink are not allowed in.
CAN I BUY GIFT VOUCHERS?
Yes! Sugar Republic gift vouchers can be purchased HERE. There’s no need to choose a date, making them the ideal gift for your sweetest friends.
IS EACH EVENT THE SAME?
Every Sugar Republic is different! At Sugar Republic Melbourne you’ll find brand new rooms and spaces created for 2019.
IS IT GOING TO BE AMAZING?
You have no idea!