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Dawn Chorus

/ Dusk Chorus

The Midnight Horrors

An ethereal guided tour of the birds of Fitzroy Gardens, twice daily; at dawn and dusk.


Can birds fly upside down? Why do songbirds mimic?
How long until birds are extinct? 


Begin or end your day with guides, The Midnight Horrors (Teneille Clerke, Tobias Manderson-Galvin, & Guests) as they lead you on an exploratory tour of the historical inner city estate – home of 47 varieties of birds. There’s no guarantee you’ll see any birds. It may not even be about birds. It may be about the absence of birds.


Binoculars not provided.


NB: There will be low-impact walking through the gardens; please wear appropriate footwear for your own comfort.

Tobias Manderson-Galvin (he) is the great great grandson of a fortune teller known only as Old Lady Raven. He failed a Puppetry Unit and an OHS Unit in a Diploma of Arts course in 2004.  He is frequently pulled aside for additional searches at airports.

Teneille Clerke (she/they) had one of those doona covers with suns and moons on it as a child. Teneille occasionally performs under the name ‘International Male DJ’ and runs the unregistered ‘Tenfingerz Travel’ with great offers on guilt trips, ego trips, and power trips.


Limited Sessions
8pm – Fri  11 Mar

645am – Sat 12 Mar

8pm – Sat 12 Mar

645am – Sun 13 Mar

Session Duration


Meeting Point
Begins at MKA’s Fitzroy Gardens Pavilion

In Fitzroy Gardens, next to the Tudor Village and the Fairies Tree, near Clarendon Street. A 2 min walk from Jolimont Rail Station.

Access Information

The show is a moving tour of the gardens.Participants will be required to follow the performance on both paved and asphalt pathways, and some grass areas. The travel pace will be slow, and involve stopping for some portions of the performance, and moving slowly for others. For those who require seating, it will be provided when the performance is static.


The Midnight Horrors:

Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Teneille Clerke


May appear but no spoilers


MKA’s Fitzroy Gardens Pavilion aka The Pavilion at Fitzroy Gardens is managed by Creative Spaces, a program of the City of Melbourne