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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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Plays & musicals

Hurt

Under the stark lighting of a hospital waiting room, Mel, mother of injured four-year-old Hanny, anxiously awaits news of her child. Alex, a young...

25 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
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28 Jul 2017

Plays & musicals

Bourgeois and Maurice: Provocaré

Digging their shellac nails deep into our post-modern, post-gender, post-Brexit world, the demented duo deliver their most hilarious, scathing and...

25 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017

Cabaret

Terror Australis: Provocaré

Chapel Street’s Provocaré presents a grindhouse cabaret that hacks Australia to pieces. Australia’s own psycho-siren Leah Shelton returns to...

25 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
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28 Jul 2017

Comedy

This Boy's In Love: Provocaré

Hilarious and heartfelt songs meet physical comedy and candid story-telling in one man’s final shot at finding love in the urban gay jungle. Grindr...

25 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017

Cabaret

Finucane & Smith - Glory Box: Provocaré

Step into the surreal and provocative variety world of Glory Box – an explosive live-art experience that has already redefined the limits of theatre...

25 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
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28 Jul 2017

Comedy

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.

28 Mar 2018
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29 Mar 2018

Plays & musicals

The Merchant Of Venice

Bell Shakespeare brings The Merchant Of Venice to Arts Centre Melbourne. Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock...

25 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
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28 Jul 2017

Comedy

Basement Comedy Club - Saturdays at European Bier Cafe

Basement Comedy Club at the European Bier Cafe is the biggest and best night of comedy in Melbourne every Saturday night. The absolute biggest names...

29 Jul 2017
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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

Cabaret

Blanc de Blanc

Selling-out its critically acclaimed run at the Sydney Opera House, Brisbane Festival and Adelaide Fringe along with a triumphant season in London’s...

Until 30 Jul 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Map 57

A brand new vibrant and dynamic outdoor festival precinct for Melbourne this winter. Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy...

Until 30 Jul 2017

Cabaret

The Little Death Club: Provocaré

The darkest, funniest and most debauched variety show in town comes to Chapel Street’s Provocaré. Hosted by the deliciously salacious, utterly...

Until 30 Jul 2017
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