Join the MCA Youth Committee for a night of live music, performances, new friends, artmaking, installations and more! 

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Marking the 18th anniversary of GENEXT, this young people-only evening invites you to celebrate where you are now and reflect on the process of documenting our personal and collective histories. GENEXT NOW is a testament to friendship and all those that have been made since our first event in 2005.

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Date: Saturday 23 September 2023

Time: 6 - 9PM

Location: MCA  - Museum of Contemporary Art 


Access support

The MCA welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone. Would you like to request additional support? We can provide specific support for family members with physical, intellectual, learning and sensory access requirements. Find out more about our Access support program.

Drug- & alcohol-free

GENEXT is a strictly drug-free, alcohol-free and vape-free event. MCA security conduct bag checks, and we recommend that you bring ID. Entry to the event is at the discretion of MCA staff. Anyone under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be permitted entry to the event in the interests of the safety and well-being of others.

Event FAQ

How do I get to GENEXT?
GENEXT takes place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), 140 George Street, Tallawoladah, The Rocks. The entry for the Museum is on the Circular Quay side of the building.
You can view more about how to get to the MCA on our visual story.

What should I bring or not bring with me to GENEXT?

  • Bring phones, friends, small bags (eg. tote bags, hand-bags or bum bags), mask (optional), your favourite outfit and an open mind,
  • Don’t bring backpacks (you will have to cloak any large bags and cloakroom space is limited), food or drinks, alcohol or non-prescription drugs (they will be confiscated), cigarettes or vapes.

Can parents or anyone over the age of 18 years attend GENEXT?
This event is for people aged 12 -18. If you require to attend with a support person over the age of 18, please contact us before the event by emailing Proof of age will be required on entry for ages 16+.

What supervision will there be?
GENEXT is imagined and delivered by the MCA Youth Committee, a group of young volunteers who work closely with the Museum. All activities, however, will be supervised by MCA staff. Security will also be on site to assist with emergencies. MCA staff will refer to the emergency contact information provided when you booked your ticket in the event of an emergency or incident.

Are there pass outs?
No. If you leave the event for any reason, you will not be able to return to the event. There is so much to do inside you won’t want to leave anyway! We have two outdoor areas within the event on Level 2 and Level 4 if you need fresh air.

Will there be food and drinks available?
Yes. Free food and beverages will be served at the MCA Cafe from 6.30pm. All food is nut free. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options are also available.

What is it going to be like at GENEXT?
Read our visual story for information on how to access the Museum during GENEXT, and to help you plan your visit in advance. This step-by-step guide is designed for people with access requirements.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

If you still have questions please contact (we aim to respond within 24hrs).


Find out more about GENEXT. Presented by the MCA. 


  • 23 Sep - 23 Sep, 23
  • Regular price $0.00 Playwave Price

    140 GEORGE ST
    THE ROCKS NSW 2000

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