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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 - 4 Oct 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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I Am a Miracle

I Am a Miracle

18 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

Southbank

I Am a Miracle, because I ain't left yet, it must be a miracle. Marvin Lee Wilson was convicted of murder in 1994. Lawyers said his IQ of 61 meant he...

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Bette: Your Life – The Bette Midler Tribute Performance

Bette: Your Life – The Bette Midler Tribute Performance

18 Jul - 22 Aug 2015

Melbourne

One of the greatest personalities to ever perform on any stage, and adored by all ages, Bette Midler inspired and charmed a generation with her songs...

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Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

18 Jul - 22 Aug 2015

Southbank

Some plays maintain their relevance because some evils never go away. Ariel Dorfman's stunning world-wide hit Death and the Maiden is one such work....

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Oz Boy – The Peter Allen Tribute Performance

25 Jul - 22 Aug 2015

Melbourne

One of the greatest personalities to ever perform on any stage, the legendary Peter Allen was adored by a generation. Now, in a limited season,...

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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 Insomnia Project

The Insomnia Project

29 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

Carlton

From $15 - $25

Sleep - the mysterious terrain of the subconscious, of healing, dreaming, renewal. Or an ever-evasive realm; barred, blocked, wreathed in anxiety,...

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The Long Red Road

30 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

Melbourne

From $28 - $33

The Australian premiere of The Long Red Road is coming to Melbourne. Human Sacrifice Theatre has built a reputation committed to telling truthful...

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Gypsy Trail to Warburton - a exhibition of tribal costumes and artefacts

Gypsy Trail to Warburton - An Exhibition of Tribal Costumes and Artefacts

30 Jul - 19 Aug 2015

Warburton

Zaar Bellydance was a tribal style belly dance troupe that was Formed in 2002 by women from the Upper Yarra Valley. They had a reputation for lively...

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Kindness

Kindness

3 - 9 Aug 2015

St Kilda South

Bridget Mackey's play, Kindness, is a meditation on the pressures of modern life and the intricacies of relationships between strangers. In a...

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Yours The Face

Yours The Face

3 - 9 Aug 2015

St Kilda South

Described as a 'theatrical tour de force' by the Adelaide Advertiser and 'the most cutting - yet subtle - commentary on objectification at this years...

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Drowning in Veronica Lake

Drowning in Veronica Lake

5 Aug 2015

Wodonga

From $15 - $15

In 1940's Veronica Lake set the standard for self-destructive celebrities. She took tea with Eleanor Roosevelt, piloted her own plane from coast to...

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Transit Passing

5 - 8 Aug 2015

Brunswick

From $15 - $20

Transit Passing is a performance about identity questioning gender roles and ethics surrounding love and duty. The story keeps the audience intrigued...

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Stars of Track and Field

Stars of Track and Field

5 Aug 2015

Warburton

Faye met Alberto when dancing was their favourite pastime and Faye's dream of being a track star was full of promise. Now Faye struggles to get off...

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Bogan Bombshell - Janeen from Clarinda Cabaret

7 Aug 2015

Melbourne

Direct from triumphant engagements in rural Victoria, the Bogan Bombshell herself; Janeen from Clarinda is on a mission! After being caught...

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Hot August Night and Me - A Neil Diamond Story

Hot August Night and Me - A Neil Diamond Story

8 Aug 2015

Wodonga

From $39 - $39

In Hot August Night and Me - A Neil Diamond Story, Dominic Finley fills your night with interesting stories about how the songs were created and of...

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Drowning in Veronica Lake

Drowning in Veronica Lake

8 Aug 2015

Healesville

From $18 - $22

In 1940s Hollywood, Veronica Lake set the standard for self-destructive celebrities. Smart, sexy, and typecast early in her career as the ice-cool...

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Warwick Fyfe performs as Duke Bluebeard in Bluebeard's Castle

Bluebeard's Castle

9 Aug 2015

Clayton

Monash University Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents a unique free concert. The gothic, atmospheric opera, Bluebeard's Castle will star...

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This Is Eden

This Is Eden

11 - 15 Aug 2015

Wodonga

1839, Cascades Female Factory in Hobart Town. In a solitary cell, on the edge of survival, at the bottom of the world, a "sleek little savage" waits...

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Deceptive Threads

Deceptive Threads

12 - 23 Aug 2015

Brunswick

From $10 - $25

The story of two grandfathers, one an ASIO spymaster vetting 'unwanted' arrivals, the other one of the earliest Middle Eastern immigrants. A solo...

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TRANSCEND

TRANSCEND

13 - 15 Aug 2015

North Melbourne

From $15 - $15

Since 2012, local writer and performer Jessi Lewis has, between ongoing national and international tours, devoted his time to creating a triptych of...

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DOUBT: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

13 - 22 Aug 2015

Prahran

From $28 - $33

This iconic Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play takes place at a Catholic School in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s. Sister Aloysius,...

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Sex with Strangers

Sex with Strangers

13 Aug 2015

Wodonga

From $26 - $26

Starring Tottie Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson, Sex with Strangers is dark, sexy and funny. Sex with Strangers makes timely and insightful observations...

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Grease - The Musical

13 - 15 Aug 2015

Frankston

Balcombe Grammar School proudly presents the rock n' roll classic, Grease. Grease was written in 1971 by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Set in 1959 at...

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I am Jack

I am Jack

14 - 15 Aug 2015

Wangaratta

From $15 - $15

Jack is smart, funny and is being bullied. What starts as an off the cuff joke during a handball competition, soon turns into a set of circumstances...

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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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Elvis Night At The Cuckoo

14 Aug 2015

Olinda

Come down to the Cuckoo Restaurant for Elvis Night; head up to the hills and see the King! That's right, their very own talented Peter Verheyen will...

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Paris Underground

Paris Underground

15 Aug 2015

Wangaratta

From $49 - $49

Gorgeous. Crazy. Sexy. Cool. An eye to the dark side and a night to remember. The Paris Underground Cabaret is a subversion of the classic French...

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NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Nice Work If You Can Get It

15 - 23 Aug 2015

Melbourne

This bubbling 1920s-era musical sparkles with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and a delicious love story between a wealthy playboy and...

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All my love

All my love

17 - 18 Aug 2015

Wangaratta

From $25 - $25

Their lives could have been written so differently, the story of Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore's lost love. Henry Lawson is one of the nation's...

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All my love

All my love

17 - 18 Aug 2015

Wangaratta

From $25 - $25

Their lives could have been written so differently, the story of Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore's lost love. Henry Lawson is one of the nation's...

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Virgins and Cowboys

14 - 15 Aug 2015, 17 - 23 Aug 2015

St Kilda

From $20 - $30

Virgins and Cowboys, presented by Theatre Works and Motherboard Productions in partnership with the Victorian College of Arts. A sitcom reject set in...

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Grief and the Lullaby

14 - 15 Aug 2015, 17 - 23 Aug 2015

St Kilda

From $20 - $30

Grief and the Lullaby, presented by Theatre Works and Fabricated Rooms in partnership with the Victorian College of Arts. Unfolding across a single...

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SDS1

SDS1

19 - 22 Aug 2015

North Melbourne

Ahilan Ratnamohan draws on the sweaty, skilled physicality of 'the beautiful game' in this startling, dance-inspired work. Described by Ratnamohan as...

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Feminerd

19 - 23 Aug 2015

Melbourne

From $25 - $32

Boldly going where no woman has gone before, Adele Scott tackles the bullying and sexism rife within geek culture, using nothing but love, charm and...

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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

20 Aug 2015

Wodonga

From $30 - $30

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the third year in a row, featuring the crème de la crème of the...

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The Dead Twin

The Dead Twin

12 - 16 Aug 2015, 20 - 22 Aug 2015

Footscray

The Dead Twin, presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre and Theatre Works in partnership with the Victorian College of Arts. The past comes back,...

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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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Unacceptabubble

Unacceptabubble

21 Aug 2015

Melbourne

This stand-up show is about the important stuff in life, like love, work, finding your place in the world - and bubbles. After sell-out shows and...

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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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Faulty Towers

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

22 - 23 Aug 2015

Kalorama

From $350 - $350

The ideal Christmas party; the Faulty Towers Dining Experience Dinner Show enters the world of the snobbish, manic Basil; his domineering wife Sybil;...

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Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars

22 Aug 2015

Melbourne

After selling out its first two shows, Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars returns with a new line-up of Melbourne's best up-and-coming stand-up...

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Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life

Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life

23 Aug 2015

Wodonga

From $23 - $23

Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life is a funny, poignant and endearing show that will make you laugh, cry and leave you feeling like your...

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Nude

Nude - beneath the beauty spot

13 Aug 2015, 14 Aug 2015, 15 Aug 2015, 16 Aug 2015

St Kilda

From $25 - $35

Nude - beneath the beauty spot is one-woman show that puts a new spin on the stories and songs of the greatest sex star that ever lived. Nude will...

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Mother, Wife Complicated Life

Mother, Wife Complicated Life

24 Aug 2015

Wangaratta

From $35 - $35

What if women told the truth a little more, to one another and themselves? What if women admitted marriage can be tough, motherhood is a challenge...

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Mother, Wife Complicated Life

Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life

24 Aug 2015

Wangaratta

From $35 - $35

What if women told the truth a little more, to one another and themselves? What if women admitted marriage can be tough, motherhood is a challenge...

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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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