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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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Les Misérables

Les Misérables

4 Jul - 20 Dec 2014

Melbourne

See Valjean, Fantine and Cosette take to the stage in Victor Hugo's classic story. It's one of the world's most popular musicals. Don't miss out.

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Once

Once

26 Sep 2014 - 25 Jan 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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I'll Eat You Last

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'I'll Eat You Last'

31 Oct - 20 Dec 2014

Melbourne

At the Arts Centre Melbourne; BAFTA Award winner Miriam Margolyes stars in John Logan's scintillating solo show - a titillating night of tinseltown...

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Pennsylvania Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue

8 Nov - 20 Dec 2014

Southbank

The Melbourne Theatre Company presents an astonishing collaboration of three artists in 2009 led to one of the runaway hits of the Australian theatre...

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Ruben Francis Stand-Up Comedy

Hypnotist Medium Jack St Leon at Speakeasy HQ

6 Dec 2014 - 28 Mar 2015

Melbourne

After touring extensively through regional Australia, Melbourne and Sydney, Jack St Leon brings to Speakeasy HQ the unique gifts that make him one of...

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Circus Oz - Close to the Bone

Circus Oz Presents Close to the Bone

11 - 21 Dec 2014

Collingwood

From $45 - $45

Circus Oz returns to Melbourne to present an intimate two-week season of a new work Close to the Bone at The Melba Spiegeltent. Breathing down your...

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Rizzo and the Grease Cast

GREASE

11 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Melbourne

Grease is the word and it's also the place to be when the number one party musical returns to Melbourne in a new multi-million dollar production.

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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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Yana Alana

Yana Alana presents Between the Cracks

16 - 21 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Australia’s very own diva extraordinaire – the feather ruffler, the rabble rouser, the cabaret provocateur Yana Alana, returns with her 2013...

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JungleCity Bashment

JungleCity Bashment

21 Dec 2014

Brunswick

Experience JungleCity Bashment, a night that pays homage to Jamaican Dancehall dance, music and culture in all its glory, and celebrates Melbourne's...

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Spiegelicious

Spiegelicious

16 - 24 Dec 2014, 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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New Years Eve Dinner Dance

New Years Eve at Yarra Valley Lodge

31 Dec 2014

Chirnside Park

Dance the final hours of 2014 away in style with live entertainment by a local duo, gourmet food and drinks for New Year's Eve at Yarra Valley Lodge....

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Mad Hatters New Years Eve Ball

Mad Hatters New Years Eve Ball

31 Dec 2014

Fitzroy

From $45 - $75

Ladies and Gentlemen, Pop-Up Events presents their much awaited, eagerly anticipated, gloriously spectacular, decadently indulgent, annual Mad...

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I, Malvolio

I, Malvolio

6 - 11 Jan 2015

Southbank

Tim Crouch shoves Shakespeare's minor characters into the spotlight to hilarious effect. I, Malvolio sees Crouch re imagine Twelfth Night through the...

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The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

27 Dec 2014, 30 - 31 Dec 2014, 2 - 3 Jan 2015, 6 - 10 Jan 2015

South Yarra

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and, of course, Mr Toad, as they return to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne this summer, bringing to...

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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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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

22 - 25 Jan 2015, 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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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

20 Dec 2014, 9 Jan 2015, 16 Jan 2015, 23 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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Jumpy

Jumpy

31 Jan - 14 Mar 2015

Southbank

Jane Turner and Marina Prior star in April De Angelis' West End hit, a hilarious comedy of frazzled hopes and parental anxiety, directed by Pamela...

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The Marquise Performing Burlesque At Speakeasy HQ

The Blind Tiger

10 Jan 2015, 17 Jan 2015, 24 Jan 2015, 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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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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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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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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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

17 Jan 2015, 31 Jan 2015, 7 Feb 2015, 21 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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Charlie Pickering at Spleen

Comedy at Spleen

22 Dec 2014, 29 Dec 2014, 5 Jan 2015, 12 Jan 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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Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose

11 - 21 Mar 2015

Southbank

Nothing to Lose, but your assumptions as Force Majeure continues its decade-long artistic study of the modern psyche. Fat is a powerful little word,...

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TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil

Totem by Cirque du Soleil

21 - 25 Jan 2015, 28 Jan - 1 Feb 2015, 4 - 8 Feb 2015, 11 - 15 Feb 2015

Flemington

Since its world premiere in 2010, more than three million people across 25 cities worldwide have been mesmerised by the intimacy and beauty of Totem,...

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Do You Speak Chinese

Do You Speak Chinese

18 - 21 Mar 2015

Southbank

Do You Speak Chinese? is a question many Australians are asked every day. Choreographer and dancer Victoria Chiu is a Melbourne girl. She doesn't...

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Endgame

Endgame

21 Mar - 25 Apr 2015

Southbank

Returning to Melbourne Theatre Company following his triumph in 'Red', Colin Friels commands the stage in Samuel Beckett's renowned black burlesque...

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Water to Water Festival

Water to Water Festival

21 Mar 2015

Mount Martha

The Inaugural Baany to Warrna Ngargee is a groundbreaking Indigenous music and cultural festival in the glorious Briars Park, Mt Martha, Mornington...

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Opera By The Lakes

Opera By The Lakes

22 Mar 2015

Kalimna

From $20 - $60

Gippsland Opera proudly present Opera By The Lakes with Marina Prior. Held at Nyerimilang Heritage Park near Lakes Entrance, this is a performance...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

23 Mar - 2 Apr 2015

Prahran

One of the most-read and iconic children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience...

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

25 Mar - 19 Apr 2015

Melbourne

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

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ABSINTHE by Spiegelworld

ABSINTHE by Spiegelworld

21 - 22 Mar 2015, 24 - 29 Mar 2015, 31 Mar - 5 Apr 2015

Southbank

From $54 - $64

Inspired by the absinthe-drenched cabarets of late 19th century Europe, ABSINTHE is an adult-themed cocktail of circus, burlesque and vaudeville for...

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Meme Girls

Meme Girls

8 Apr - 2 May 2015

Southbank

At Malthouse Theatre, Meme Girls construct their identities in real time - and demand an audience. Experience the sort of post-gender,...

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Timeshare

Timeshare

23 Apr - 17 May 2015

Southbank

Straddling the International Date Line, Paradise was once a history-themed retreat providing the ultimate in glory-day getaways. Unfortunately, the...

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