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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 - 31 Dec 2014

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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Dreamers

6 - 30 Nov 2014

Melbourne

See the Australian premiere production of the play Dreamers, written by Daniel Keene and directed by Ariette Taylor. Dreamers deals with questions at...

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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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Calpurnia Descending

Calpurnia Descending

12 - 30 Nov 2014

Southbank

Calpurnia Descending sends up the dangers of fame with the tale of Beverly Dumont - a reclusive, drunken, Depression-era Broadway washout. Beverly...

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La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles

21 Nov - 7 Dec 2014

Southbank

Winner of six Tony Awards in its original Broadway season, La Cage Aux Folles is universally known for its powerful anthem I Am What I Am and songs...

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Dave Callan Bally on High

Bally on High festival

21 Nov - 7 Dec 2014

Northcote

Come on down for a delightful array of events at the 2014 Bally on High festival! A colourful circus dome will pop up in front of Northcote Town Hall...

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A Christmas Tale

A Christmas Tale

26 - 30 Nov 2014

Melbourne

Jennifer Monk, Sarah Plummer and Constance Washington bring their newest Australian play, A Christmas Tale, presented by Girls Act Good (GAG), to The...

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Cosi by Louis Nowra

Cosi by Louis Nowra

26 Nov - 6 Dec 2014

Melbourne

It's 1971. Lewis has just graduated from university. As his best friend and girlfriend campaign against the Vietnam War, Lewis battles to stage a...

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Spanish Theatre Company

Spanish Theatre Company presents Jugar con Fuego

26 - 30 Nov 2014

Brunswick

From $20 - $25

This November, The Spanish Theatre Company is proudly staging a production of Jugar con Fuego, a play loosely based on Strindberg's comedy Playing...

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Papillon

27 - 29 Nov 2014

Docklands

From high-flying acrobats to saucy cigarette girls, death-defying balancing acts, stunning acrobatics and soul-capturing melodies, step into the...

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Theatresports

29 Nov 2014

Prahran

Join The Space every Sunday night as teams compete for the chance to be a part of the Glory that is the Theatresports Grand Final! Sparks will fly in...

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Hoochie

The Hoochie Coochie Club

30 Nov 2014

Melbourne

From $20 - $20

Poppy Cherry presents The Hoochie Coochie Club. The last Sunday of every month The Toff In Town plays host to an all new night of comedy, cabaret,...

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Receivers

Receivers

26 - 29 Nov 2014, 1 Dec 2014

Preston

From $20 - $25

An absurd, dark, sci-fi comedy, Receivers explores the world of idealistic farmer Hedrick who, after years at agricultural school, simply cannot make...

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Jonestown presents Safety House

Jonestown presents Safety House

2 - 6 Dec 2014

Northcote

What's this? A comedy variety show? Yes. Something like that. A refuge from the everyday and the mundane, Safety House features Nicholas J. Johnson...

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The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents: DREAMS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR

The National Institute of Circus Arts presents: Dreams from the Second Floor

26 - 29 Nov 2014, 3 - 6 Dec 2014

Prahran

From $22 - $105

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), Australia's Centre of Excellence in Contemporary Circus Arts Training, presents Dreams from the Second...

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The Collected Works of Victor Bergman

The Collected Works of Victor Bergman

4 - 14 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Once upon a time in Romania, Aaron Orzech and his girlfriend met a strange and powerful man named Victor Bergman. The next day, he married them in...

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Australian DanceSport Championship

5 - 7 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The Australian Dancing Society invites you to join us for the 68th Australian DanceSport Championship. A celebration of Australian and International...

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Melbourne Steam Theatre Launch

Melbourne Steam Theatre Launch

6 Dec 2014

Mooroolbark

From $20 - $20

Melbourne Steam Theatre invites you to enjoy a night of Steam Punk entertainment brought to you by wonderful and extravagant performers from all over...

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City Sessions Freestyle Dance Battle Grand Final

City Sessions Freestyle Dance Battle Grand Final

6 Dec 2014

Melbourne

This is one of Australia's largest freestyle arts event. City Sessions Freestyle Dance Battle Grand Final features a crowd-judged two versus two...

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Cabaret At Husk

Cabaret At Husk

7 Dec 2014

Northcote

Enjoy an evening of new songs, new stories, new ways of telling them at The Theatre Husk. Held on the second Sunday of each month; come along and...

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Ostinato Celebrating Christmas

Ostinato Celebrating Christmas

7 Dec 2014

Wangaratta

Celebrating Christmas features songs both traditional and new Ostinato is a non-auditioning community choir for all people who enjoy singing. Their...

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Tig Notaro – Boyish Girl Interrupted

9 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Tig Notaro is one of the USA's most prolific, respected and hugely in-demand stand-up comedians. She is ranked #21 in Rolling Stone's '50 Funniest...

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The House of Yes

The House of Yes

27 - 29 Nov 2014, 2 - 6 Dec 2014, 9 - 13 Dec 2014

St Kilda

'Jackie-O' Pascal is obsessed with the 1962 Kennedy assassination, frequently re-enacting the moment of his death for her own deluded amusement. She...

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Who is PoshLopez2

Who is PoshLopez?

10 - 14 Dec 2014

Melbourne

From $20 - $32

Newcomer to the stage, Phillip Lee Curtis, brings his alter-ego PoshLopez to life in what promises to be a night jam-packed with pop music, camp...

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Ros Warby: Double Bill

Ros Warby: Double Bill

11 - 12 Dec 2014

Carlton North

Ros Warby performs an exciting double bill - Court Dance, a new solo created by Ros Warby, and No Time To Fly, a solo adaption by Deborah Hay. Court...

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Opera Australia's Falstaff

Falstaff

1 Dec 2014, 4 Dec 2014, 6 Dec 2014, 9 Dec 2014

Southbank

Simon Phillips won wide acclaim for his hilarious production of this sparkling Verdi comedy. A man desperate to recapture his youth attempts to...

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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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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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Opera Australia's Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale

29 Nov 2014, 3 Dec 2014, 6 Dec 2014, 12 Dec 2014

Southbank

Four characters, four spectacular voices, and a fast-moving plot: this new production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale is as fresh and zingy as a lemon...

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Spinnaker Bay – Live Soap Opera

12 Dec 2014

Carlton

From $10 - $10

Welcome to the sleepy, seaside town of Spinnaker Bay. Under the watchful eye of the Spinnaker Bay lighthouse journey into the lives of those who...

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Winnie and Willie

Winnie and Willie present Mischief and Mayhem

12 Dec 2014

North Melbourne

Experience Melbourne's newest variety night! Winnie and Willie host a rich and talented variety of performances with monthly acts including comedy,...

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Christmas Countdown Extravaganza

Christmas Countdown dinner show Extravaganza

12 Dec 2014

Wangaratta

This is a Dinner Show Extravaganza with food, fun, music and served up with a good helping of laughs . . . the essential ingredients. Be entertained...

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Belly Dance Showcase and Souk

Belly Dance Showcase and Souk

12 Dec 2014

Melbourne

The Assiut and Tie Belly Dance Club presents a unique event that resurrects the 1920s fascination with the exotic east. Come along in cocktail-style...

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Tosca

Tosca

29 Nov 2014, 2 Dec 2014, 5 Dec 2014, 10 Dec 2014

Southbank

At last they are alone. The man hunt, the interrogation, the prayers, all forgotten as he leers at his conquest. Just sign the note of safe passage...

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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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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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The Improv Conspiracy presents Harold Night

3 Dec 2014, 10 Dec 2014, 17 Dec 2014

Carlton

From $10 - $12

The improv comedy craze from Chicago has arrived in Melbourne. It's 30-minutes non-stop. It's fast, challenging and bound to impress.

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Miss K is Wrong . com!

Miss K is Wrong

17 Dec 2014

Melbourne

From $8 - $30

It's time, for the official Melbourne Debut of Miss K is. . . Wrong . com! who will finally return to her home town and her favourite cabaret venue:...

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Tiki Comedy - Free Weekly Comedy!

4 Dec 2014, 11 Dec 2014, 18 Dec 2014

Richmond

Venture into Richmond's deliciously naughty Tiki Lounge & Bar to get boozed on pirate rum, stroke the furry (leopard) wall and laugh your tatas off!...

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Full house to see Jimeoin!

Five Boroughs Comedy

4 Dec 2014, 11 Dec 2014, 18 Dec 2014

Melbourne

Melbourne's best quality night of comedy is here! Every Thursday night in the city, Five Boroughs Comedy has some of the biggest names in Australian...

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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

Roll Up, Roll Up Ladies and Gentlemen to the Pop-Up Events annual Mad Hatters Ball. All your unbridled entertainment will be wonderfully assembled...

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 15 Mar 2015

Melbourne

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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