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Theatre & performing arts

Victoria has a long tradition of the performing arts, from contemporary and classical dance to theatre, cabaret and dance. Catch performances by local stars and touring international artists at renowned venues and popular festivals throughout the year. Share a laugh at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, see plays and contemporary dance works at metropolitan and regional theatres, or head to the top end of town for international stage shows and musicals.

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Opera

Gertrude Opera's The Consul

Gertrude Opera premieres a new production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul this May. First opening on Broadway in 1950, Menotti’s emotive, Pulitzer...

29 May 2017
31 May 2017
2 Jun 2017

Comedy

Comedy at Spleen

Come on down to the city's free weekly comedy hotspot, featuring the hottest young acts in Melbourne town. Special guests every week.

29 May 2017
5 Jun 2017
12 Jun 2017
19 Jun 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Illusionaire Magic Show Melbourne

Illusionaire Magic Show Melbourne is one magic show not to be missed. Witness delightful and breathtaking miracles up close. Untraditional and...

29 May 2017
29 May 2017
30 May 2017
30 May 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Hart

Hart is a very personal and moving examination of the contemporary effects of Australia’s forcible separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Until 3 Jun 2017

Plays & musicals

Hello, Dolly!

One of the most enduring musicals of all time, Hello, Dolly! bursts with humour, romance and high energy dancing. Dolly Levi, the irrepressible...

Until 11 Jun 2017

Plays & musicals

Minnie and Liraz

The Autumn Road Retirement Village in Caulfield has a fiercely competitive bridge club, but with old age doing its inevitable work, no bridge...

Until 24 Jun 2017

Plays & musicals

Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

Aladdin is the must-see show of the year and “Broadway’s biggest new hit!” (Entertainment Weekly). From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved...

Until 16 Jul 2017

Plays & musicals

My Fair Lady

Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady comes to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne from 12 May, under the direction of Julie...

Until 30 Jul 2017

Plays & musicals

The Book of Mormon

Don't miss this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q at the Princess Theatre. It's one for the books.

Until 15 Oct 2017

Plays & musicals

Wild Bore

Everyone loves a good sledging. Critic Kenneth Tynan once said of an actor that ‘it would be easier to strike sparks off a rubber dinghy than Sir...

30 May 2017
31 May 2017
1 Jun 2017
2 Jun 2017

Plays & musicals

Shrine by Tim Winton

From the multi award-winning writer of Cloudstreet comes an otherworldly theatrical event that shines a light on the tangled bonds of one Australian...

30 May 2017
31 May 2017
1 Jun 2017
2 Jun 2017

Dance

Out of Earshot

Through an unusual collaboration to create surprising and thrilling dance theatre, KAGE presents Out of Earshot, a work that explores the power of...

31 May 2017
1 Jun 2017
2 Jun 2017
3 Jun 2017
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