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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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Once

Once

26 Sep 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Discover the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and the singer who inspires him as Once makes its Australian debut.

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Spiegel Kids Anamalicious

Spiegel Kids Animalicious

16 Dec 2014 - 27 Jan 2015

Sorrento

Roll-Up and get ready for song, dance and circus at Jason Coleman's fabulous Spiegel Kids show this Summer! Set in the magnificent Spiegel tent at...

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Spiegelicious

Spiegelicious

26 Dec 2014 - 27 Jan 2015

Sorrento

Be amused, amazed and awestruck at Spiegelicious, a deliciously indulgent dance, cabaret and circus spectacular! Spiegelicious is intimate cabaret....

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Softly Pouting While Walking into Breezes

14 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

Carlton

When Ben met Toby, his life was changed, like, completely. When Toby broke up with Ben, his life was ruined, like, completely. It was a love and a...

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Spectacular view and amazing crowd at T-Dance 2011. Bimbo Jones plays to the setting sun.

Midsumma Festival

18 Jan - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Move your feet at Melbourne's annual queer celebration with outdoor parties and city-wide cultural events, and show your pride at the closing march.

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 15 Mar 2015

Melbourne

From $55 - $60

Soak up all the glitz, glamour and laughs of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical, the stage show based on the much-loved Australian film.

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Cirque Du Soleil ­‐ Totem

21 Jan - 29 Mar 2015

Flemington

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce the long-awaited return of its trademark blue-and-yellow big top to Melbourne in January 2015 with an...

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Adolescent featuring Michael Griffiths

21 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Michael Griffiths isn't going to let turning 40 stop his prolonged adolescence. His really prolonged adolescence. . . In his new cabaret, Griffiths...

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Exxopolis

SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival

23 Jan - 21 Feb 2015

Southbank

See outdoor music, dance, circus and theatre performances turn the Melbourne Arts Precinct on its head over five fabulous weekends this summer.

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The Big Gay Cruise

Pacific Queen The Big Gay Cruise a New Musical

27 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

St Kilda

From $35 - $39

This brand new musical is brash, brave and bold exploring love, fidelity and fun. The Pacific Queen sets sail on her epic journey from Sydney to L....

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Thriller Live

28 Jan - 8 Feb 2015

Southbank

Direct from London's West End, Thriller Live celebrates the undisputed King of Pop in a spectacular show packed with over two hours of favourite...

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Georgia with a G

28 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Georgia with a G is a riotous, fun-loving, intimate show full of funny stories, powerful songs and whacky comedy - plus some rude bits! At seven...

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Little Bird

Little Bird

29 Jan - 4 Feb 2015

Southbank

A dark fairy-tale for grown-ups, a song cycle, a thrilling piece of solo performance, Little Bird is a gripping story of how people can transform...

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Impossible Occurances

Impossible Occurrences - Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show

30 Jan 2015

Melbourne

From $35 - $39.95

Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive magic show at The Marriott Hotel. Award winning magician Luke Hocking intrigues and...

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The Marquise Performing Burlesque At Speakeasy HQ

The Blind Tiger

31 Jan 2015

Melbourne

Speakeasy HQ presents weekly Saturday night extravaganzas that span the widest cross-section of live and performing arts of the contemporary era...

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Where the Wild Things Sing

Where the Wild Things Sing

31 Jan - 21 Feb 2015

Southbank

Join an urban safari through the streets of Southbank where opera and puppetry collide in a surprise-filled adventure. Raconteur Bernard Caleo will...

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Der Freischütz (The Marksman)

Der Freischütz (The Marksman)

31 Jan - 14 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $56.07 - $99.91

Melbourne Opera presents a new production of Weber's Romantic masterpiece, the powerful Der Freischütz/The Marksman, not seen in Melbourne since...

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Der Freischütz (The Marksman)

Der Freischütz (The Marksman)

31 Jan - 14 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $56.07 - $99.91

Melbourne Opera presents a new production of Weber's Romantic masterpiece, the powerful Der Freischütz/The Marksman, not seen in Melbourne since...

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Jumpy

Jumpy

31 Jan - 14 Mar 2015

Southbank

From $46 - $101

This summer Jane Turner (Kath & Kim) takes centre stage alongside an all star cast including musical theatre favourite Marina Prior and Brenna...

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corps(e)

corps(e)

20 - 28 Jan 2015, 2 - 14 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $24 - $28

In the time of King Louis XV, a royal spy successfully dresses as a woman in order to infiltrate the court of Czarina Elizabeth of Russia. So begins...

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Doors Open - Bryan Smith with Shane Tonks

Doors Open with Bryan Smith and Shane Tonks

4 - 7 Feb 2015

St Kilda

From $18 - $40

Shane Tonks aka Barbra Quicksand and Bryan Smith present a programme of new works examining how the body speaks, is spoken to or spoken about. An...

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BAD ADAM/PONY

BAD ADAM/PONY

4 - 7 Feb 2015

St Kilda

From $17 - $40

Horny Pony Productions present Bad Adam/Pony From snake to stallion these two short performances give male sexuality a hard prod. Bad Adam/Pony is a...

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Stop Kiss

Stop Kiss

28 - 31 Jan 2015, 4 - 7 Feb 2015

Brunswick

Boutique Theatre proudly present the Melbourne premiere of STOP KISS By Diana Son A kiss can change everything. Callie's holding down a job as a...

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From Whore to Eternity

From Whore to Eternity

4 - 8 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $28 - $32

From Sweet Charity to Les Mis, Maxine to Roxanne or Mary Magdalene to Lady Marmalade, From Whore to Eternity is a tribute to the ladies of the night...

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The Three Chinese Tenors

The Three Chinese Tenors

6 Feb 2015

Wangaratta

The 3 Chinese Tenors are an internationally recognised ensemble that have inspired audiences since 1990 across Australia and South East Asia...

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'Pretty Good Friends' Independent Feature Film Screening

'Pretty Good Friends' Independent Feature Film Screening

6 Feb 2015

Melbourne

'Pretty Good Friends' is a Melbourne-made, feature-length dramedy that explores the struggles of re-inventing yourself and the boundaries of...

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Lowdown Hokum Orchestra and Burlesque Revue

Lowdown Hokum Orchestra and Burlesque Revue

7 Feb 2015

Docklands

They were young lovers and musical partners but he ran off the rails, losing it all. Twenty-five years later they meet accidentally and find the...

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Harvey Milk circa 1977

Harvey Milk The Opera

7 - 8 Feb 2015

St Kilda

From $30 - $35

Left Bauer Productions and the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus present the Australian premiere concert performance of Stewart Wallace and Michael...

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Barry versus Kelly

Barry versus Kelly

8 Feb 2015

Wangaratta

Barry Versus Kelly is a play with music by Felix Meagher (with additional music by Lou Hesterman) about the trial and execution of Ned Kelly in...

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Political Asylum Comedy Night

Political Asylum Comedy Night

8 Feb 2015

Brunswick

From $5 - $10

Political Asylum Comedy Night is on at The Brunswick Green. The lineup will include David Quirk, Geraldine Hickey, Nicholas J Johnson, Nick Capper,...

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Blak Cabaret

Blak Cabaret

10 - 22 Feb 2015

Southbank

Blak Cabaret is the Malthouse Theatre's star-studded gala to unleash Season 2015. A raucous addition to Southbank's inaugural SummerSalt Outdoor Arts...

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Soapbox Circus – The Fabulous Spagoni Family, Ponch Hawkes, c. 1977,

Shhh!

3 Feb 2015, 12 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Don't miss these pop-up performances, with free live music, dance and street theatre by local artists. Pop-up performances celebrating Melbourne's...

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What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

13 Feb - 28 Mar 2015

Melbourne

From $36 - $98

This summer Tim Rogers' iconic album is brought to life on stage, creating a tale of love in contemporary Australia. Please see the website for...

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On Five. A Gala Night of Storytelling.

On Five. A Gala Night of Storytelling.

14 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $20 - $20

2015 marks the Wheeler Centre's fifth birthday, and to celebrate they are bringing you a very special chapter of their beloved annual tradition: A...

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Carl Maria Von Weber's Der Freischütz (The Marksman)

Carl Maria Von Weber's Der Freischütz (The Marksman)

31 Jan 2015, 5 Feb 2015, 14 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Melbourne Opera presents a new production of Weber's Romantic masterpiece, the powerful Der Freischütz/The Marksman, not seen in Melbourne since...

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Cirque La Crima Present Rasputin

Cirque La Crima Present Rasputin

14 Feb 2015

Melbourne

Mighty Caesar and Elena Disco as Cirque La Crima present a performance of unparalleled skill, comedy, circus genius and acrobatics in Rasputin....

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My Life in Boxes

My Life in Boxes

18 - 21 Feb 2015

Collingwood

From $20 - $25

My Life in Boxes unpacks the story of a pathological hoarder on the brink of being uprooted from her carefully constructed existence and placed into...

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

20 Feb - 10 May 2015

Melbourne

Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.

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Dirty Dancing

23 Feb - 17 May 2015

Melbourne

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage, returns to Australia for a 10th anniversary tour. An unprecedented live experience, this worldwide...

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Wot? No Fish!!

Wot? No Fish!!

24 Feb - 8 Mar 2015

Southbank

Wot? No Fish!! turns the Solomons' strange and wonderful history into a humorous and heart-warming narrative for all ages. In 1926, London shoemaker...

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Shen Yun 2015

Shen Yun 2015

25 - 28 Feb 2015

Melbourne

From $70 - $180

Shen Yun Performing Arts will be back in Melbourne once again at the Arts Centre State Theatre in 2015. Each year, Shen Yun's choreographers,...

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Nicky Barry Stand Up Comedy at Speakeasy HQ

Nicky Barry Stand Up Comedy at Speakeasy HQ

31 Jan 2015, 7 Feb 2015, 21 Feb 2015, 28 Feb 2015

Melbourne

After making a massive entrance into the Melbourne comedy scene in 2013, Nicky Barry has gained a cult following of comedy lovers the world over who...

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Depth of Field

Depth of Field

6 - 14 Mar 2015

Southbank

Depth of Field is summoned from the twilight in a cascade of simultaneous realities and chance encounters. The change of light over an hour is a...

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Bush Dance

Chillout Festival

6 - 9 Mar 2015

Daylesford

Celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer pride with a long weekend of festivities at this chilled out, down-to-earth, country event.

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Charlie Pickering at Spleen

Comedy at Spleen

2 Feb 2015, 9 Feb 2015, 16 Feb 2015, 23 Feb 2015

Melbourne

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

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Meeting - Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe

Meeting - Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe

10 - 14 Mar 2015

North Melbourne

Meeting reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials, the work...

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Meeting - Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe

Meeting - Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe

10 - 14 Mar 2015

North Melbourne

Meeting reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials, the work...

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Long Grass - Vicki Van Hout

Long Grass - Vicki Van Hout

10 - 14 Mar 2015

North Melbourne

To live 'long grass' is to live on the fringe, yet right in the middle of the city - the Northern Territory term for Aboriginal people perceived as...

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Overworld - Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken

Overworld - Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken

10 - 14 Mar 2015

North Melbourne

Inspired by the immediate and unlimited capacity to access pop culture just as easily as ancient ritual and spiritual practice, Overworld...

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Long Grass - Vicki Van Hout

Long Grass - Vicki Van Hout

10 - 14 Mar 2015

North Melbourne

To live 'long grass' is to live on the fringe, yet right in the middle of the city - the Northern Territory term for Aboriginal people perceived as...

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