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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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Opera

The Pearlfishers

In this brand new production, local creative team Michael Gow (Director) and Robert Kemp (Set and Costumes) bring to life the colour and vibrancy of...

25 May 2016
26 May 2016
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28 May 2016

Opera

Luisa Miller - Opera Australia at Arts Centre Melbourne

Verdi’s rare gem Luisa Miller will have its first full professional production in Victoria, with Melbournian Nicole Car in the title role....

25 May 2016
25 May 2016
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26 May 2016

Plays & musicals

Boy out of the Country

There is more to land than real-estate. There is more to family than DNA. Jane Clifton leads a stellar cast to tell a story about family, love,...

25 May 2016
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28 May 2016

Opera

Opera Australia's Melbourne Autumn Season

Opera Australia is set to take over the Arts Centre Melbourne for all of May, with La Bohème (Puccini), a brand new Australian production of The...

25 May 2016
26 May 2016
27 May 2016
28 May 2016

Dance

Sydney Dance Company's CounterMove - Melbourne Season

Sydney Dance Company’s CounterMove explores luminescence and life in a double bill that will enchant, compel and amuse with exhilarating physical...

25 May 2016
26 May 2016
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28 May 2016

Exhibitions

Making History: The Angry Penguins

In response to ongoing visitor interest in Heide’s unique history, a new semi-permanent exhibition drawn from the collection and archives of Heide...

25 May 2016
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28 May 2016

Plays & musicals

Straight White Men

Director Sarah Giles takes on the razor-edged new comedy from one of American theatre’s most acute observers of race and identity, Young Jean Lee....

25 May 2016
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Plays & musicals

Billy Thorpe & Leigh

This play celebrates the music of Billy Thorpe through a fan who could be any fan. Growing up in a rural area known as the Borough of Eagle Hawk,...

25 May 2016
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28 May 2016

Plays & musicals

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie introduces one of Tennessee Williams' most legendary characters - the formidable Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern Belle with...

Until 5 Jun 2016

Plays & musicals

Singin' in the Rain

After a sell-out West End season, unparalleled praise from critics and audiences alike, four Olivier Award nominations, and a major United Kingdom...

Until 26 Jun 2016

Plays & musicals

Sound of Music

Following its record-breaking run at the London Palladium, the world's best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to Melbourne. Returning to...

Until 26 Jun 2016

Plays & musicals

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl. With book by...

Until 11 Nov 2016
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