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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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THE LION KING

The Lion King

1 Apr - 1 Nov 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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Miss Fisher Exhibition

Miss Fisher Exhibition

1 May - 30 Sep 2015

Elsternwick

Step into Rippon Lea and enter the opulent 1920s world of the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher and her crime fighting associates. Based on the novels of...

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Impossible Occurances

Impossible Occurrences - Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show

26 May - 30 Oct 2015

Melbourne

From $35 - $39.95

Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive magic show at The Marriott Hotel. If you are Melbourne local or visitor this a must...

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Royal South Street Competitions

Royal South Street Competitions

27 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Ballarat central

Come and discover Australia's rising stars at the 2015 Royal South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat, Victoria. The 124th year promises to be special as...

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The Weir

The Weir

14 Aug - 26 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Theatre's power as an arena for storytelling meets the great Irish tradition of the bar room tale in Conor McPherson's brilliant gem of a play about...

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The Last Laugh at The Comedy Club

15 Aug - 19 Dec 2015

Melbourne

Established in 1975 The Last Laugh Comedy Club (Melbourne) hosts many of the greatest comedians, from Dave Hughes to Mick Molloy, Peter Helliar to...

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Antigone

Antigone

21 Aug - 13 Sep 2015

Southbank

Antigone has always been a respected member of her community but in civil war all bets are off. She suddenly finds herself on the outside looking in....

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Activate 2015

Activate 2015

21 Aug - 5 Sep 2015

Bundoora

La Trobe Student Theatre and Film presents, Activate 2015, an exciting season of contemporary plays performed on campus. The season features four...

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Fight Night Comedy

Fight Night Comedy

25 - 30 Aug 2015

Melbourne

From $25 - $25

Fight Night Comedy features high-octane, hilarious comedy battles at The Butterfly Club Forget your circus. Forget your soap opera. Forget your wimpy...

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Confusion for Three – Jo Lloyd

26 - 30 Aug 2015

North Melbourne

From $15 - $30

In this new work by Melbourne choreographer Jo Lloyd (Future Perfect, 2013), hypnotic tension is generated by three dancers as they negotiate a...

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Price Check! The Musical

Price Check! The Musical

26 - 30 Aug 2015

St Kilda

From $35 - $45

Grab your shopping trolley and check-out Price Check! The Musical. This new Australian musical comedy explores the dysfunctional lives of four...

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Not Just a Dumb Blonde

Not Just a Dumb Blonde

26 - 30 Aug 2015

Melbourne

After a sold-out season of 'Bourbon Street to Broadway', America's girl next door, Britni Leslie, returns to the Butterfly Club to explore what...

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Betrayal

Betrayal

26 Aug - 3 Oct 2015

Southbank

Emma is married to Robert. But for seven years, she has been having an affair with Jerry, Robert's best friend. Betrayal begins at the end of the...

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The Australian Ballet presents 20:21

The Australian Ballet presents 20:21

27 Aug - 5 Sep 2015

Southbank

From $169 - $169

The best of the 20th century, the freshest of the 21st: this electrifying triple bill showcases two giants of the New York dance scene and the...

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20:21

27 Aug - 5 Sep 2015

Southbank

Experience an electrifying night of three ballets celebrating the creative choreographic giants of the 20th century and the fresh visions of the...

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Lorne Arts Festival

28 - 30 Aug 2015

Lorne

From $20 - $85

The Lorne Arts Festival has announced its line-up for 2015, a kaleidoscope of the best in arts by the seaside Now in its fifth year, the winter time...

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MEDEA by Euripides

Medea by Euripides

28 - 30 Aug 2015

Brunswick East

Medea is a frightening tale that has the potential to achieve a beautiful effect upon its audience - a mess of contradiction - a karmic knot eating...

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Stones in his pockets by Marie Jones

Stones in his pockets by Marie Jones

31 Aug 2015

Wentworth

From $38.50 - $38.50

A comical tale of an Irish town turned upside down. Don't miss this award winning, hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside...

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lore

1 - 5 Sep 2015

Southbank

Deeply moving performances, incredible dancing and authentic storytelling are the trademarks of any Bangarra Dance Theatre season, and none more so...

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Fiona Scott–Norman presents The Needle and the Damage Done

1 - 6 Sep 2015

Melbourne

A joyous romp through a Top Ten of the worst records in the world. Ever. The Needle is part stand-up, part slide-show, part Ted Talk, part Listicle....

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DoubleSpeak // v 1 // Are you happy with that response?

DoubleSpeak // v 1 // Are You Happy With That Response?

1 - 6 Sep 2015

Frankston

DoubleSpeak // v 1 // Are You Happy With That Response? A new experimental performance by The DIG Collective about word play, a difficult...

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Circus Oz: But Wait... There's More!

Circus Oz: But Wait... There's More!

2 Sep 2015

Wangaratta

From $25 - $35

Following the 2014 premiere in Melbourne under the Big Top, an action-packed national tour including Palm Island, and a smash-hit international tour...

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Legends!

Legends!

2 - 20 Sep 2015

Melbourne

From $69.90 - $69.90

Welcome to the satirical and sentimental world of Legends! A funhouse of gossip, rivalry, reminiscence, longing, scandal and a sexy male stripper...

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All Ears – Kate McIntosh

3 - 6 Sep 2015

North Melbourne

From $20 - $30

New Zealand-born, Brussels-based artist Kate McIntosh creates an improvised laboratory for unusual recordings and acoustic experiments, using...

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Tender Napalm

Tender Napalm

3 Sep 2015

Carlton

Tender Napalm is a story about two lovers, locked in a universe of their own creation, battle for control of the story of their relationship, of...

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Australia Day

Australia Day - Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

3 Sep 2015

Wangaratta

Christine Harris and HIT Productions present Australia Day, written and directed by Jonathan Biggins. The country town of Coriole is getting ready...

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I Saw the Second One Hit

I Saw the Second One Hit

3 - 12 Sep 2015

Southbank

Fourteen years ago, two planes flew into two towers and, like Romulus and Remus millennia ago, ignited a battle over western civilisation. Was 9/11...

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Kings of Comedy

Kings of Comedy

4 - 5 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Kings of Comedy is a weekly comedy spectacular featuring some of Melbourne's newest comedy superstars. Kick on late into the night at the after...

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Out Of The Box

Out Of The Box

5 Sep 2015

Wodonga

From $26 - $26

A Little Bit of Shhh smashes across the river and will load up for this adult cabaret performance. Out Of The Box is unanimously lauded as one of the...

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Theatresports™ 2015

Theatresports™ 2015

30 Aug 2015, 6 Sep 2015

Prahran

From $15 - $15

Theatresports™ 2015 - The comedy of champions: high stakes, high energy and highly entertaining. It is time to pick your team. Impro Melbourne...

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Once Upon a Bar-Stool

Once Upon a Bar-Stool

6 Sep 2015

Melbourne

From $30 - $30

Felix Nobis's play, Once Upon a Bar-Stool, has been acclaimed both in Australia and in Ireland where it was commissioned. Touted as the hit by Irish...

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

8 Sep - 31 Oct 2015

Melbourne

From $79.90 - $79.90

Australia's hottest new creative team, Helpmann Award winning Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth stage a brand new production of Cole Porter's...

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Melbourne French Theatre presents: Exit the King

Melbourne French Theatre presents: Exit the King

1 - 5 Sep 2015, 8 - 12 Sep 2015

Carlton

Upon being told he has 90 minutes left to live, King Bergener I is thrown into despair and denial in this absurdist play by Eugène Ionesco, as he has...

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James McLean: Big Enough and Ugly Enough

James McLean: Big Enough and Ugly Enough

8 - 13 Sep 2015

Melbourne

After moving out of his parents’ home in the Adelaide Hills to the thriving metropolis of Melbourne, James discovers that there are even greater...

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A Postmodern Striptease

A Postmodern Striptease

9 - 13 Sep 2015

Melbourne

A night of highbrow entertainment disguised as a journey of self-actualisation, A Postmodern Striptease stars Irene Nicola, the adorable chanteuse...

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Glory Box La Revolucion

Glory Box La Revolucion

27 - 30 Aug 2015, 3 - 6 Sep 2015, 10 - 13 Sep 2015

Melbourne

From $48 - $48

The beginning of the next decade. Wilder than ever. It's the evolution to La Revoluciόn. Finucane and Smith's Glory Box; a Franken-Spectacular of...

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A Drone Opera – Matthew Sleeth

10 - 13 Sep 2015

North Melbourne

From $15 - $30

A Drone Opera viscerally explores the rapidly developing technology of unmanned aerial vehicles, colloquially known as drones, and their social and...

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Cathedral College – The Little Mermaid Jr

Cathedral College – The Little Mermaid Jr

10 - 11 Sep 2015

Wangaratta

Cathedral College presents Disney The Little Mermaid Jr. Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid...

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Dance of the Bee – Martin Friedel and Michael Kieran Harvey

11 - 13 Sep 2015

North Melbourne

From $15 - $30

The signs are there: over the past few decades, humanity's 5000-year collaboration with the honey bee has been building towards a grim conclusion. If...

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Vaudeville Comedy - The Biggest Funniest Show on Earth

Vaudeville Comedy – The Biggest, Funniest Show on Earth

11 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Melbourne's funniest entertainers are getting together for Melbourne's monthly vaudeville comedy show! Join your MC Daisy Berry as she introduces you...

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Australian Poetry Slam Final

Australian Poetry Slam Final

11 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Join the search for Australia's next slam champion. Fierce competition. High-energy performance. Judges chosen at random. This is poetry let loose...

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From Broadway to La Scala

From Broadway to La Scala

12 Sep 2015

Southbank

Soaring with the exuberance of the great stage musicals and enriched with the passion of grand opera, From Broadway to La Scala will hit a new high...

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2015 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

2015 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

12 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Talented young circus performers, acrobats, skaters, skippers, musicians, dancers and singers will feature in the 2015 Victorian State Schools...

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CSI Creswick

CSI Creswick

12 Sep 2015

Creswick

Creswick Theatre Company presents CSI Creswick - a murder mystery night. Grab a group of friends, or come along on your own. Bookings are open now....

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They Saw a Thylacine

They Saw a Thylacine

15 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Southbank

They Saw a Thylacine on the brink of extinction. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of Australia's...

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The Australian Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty

The Australian Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty

15 - 26 Sep 2015

Southbank

Fairies, bluebirds, a princess and a spell-shattering kiss: the world's most extravagant ballet is awakened to new life by The Australian Ballet's...

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Little Mountain Goblin

Little Mountain Goblin

15 - 20 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Little Mountain Goblin is a show about embarrassment. It's followed Brianna Williams around like a lost puppy for years now, demanding attention...

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The Boardwalk Republic

The Boardwalk Republic

15 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Albert Park

AfterDark Theatre and Gasworks Arts Park present The Boardwalk Republic, as a part of the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival The Southside Circus and...

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Sure Sign of Love

Sure Sign of Love

15 - 20 Sep 2015

Melbourne

From $28 - $32

Fresh off the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival stage, Melbourne Chanteuse and Cabaret Performer, Elena Gabrielle, hits the boards of the Melbourne...

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Melbourne Fringe 2014

Melbourne Fringe Festival

16 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Melbourne

Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.

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