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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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Comedy

Bob Downe - Comedy at Bird's

Bob Downe - Hosted by Bev Killick The flamboyant alter ego of Mark Trevorrow, Bob Downe is a cheesy, safari-suit-wearing lounge singer with dazzling...

1 May 2017

Comedy

Comedy at Spleen

Come on down to the city's free weekly comedy hotspot, featuring the hottest young acts in Melbourne town. Special guests every week.

1 May 2017
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22 May 2017

Plays & musicals

Three Little Words

The cosy world of coupledom has insulated four friends from the challenges of a complicated world. They have shared lunches, brunches, art...

Until 27 May 2017

Cabaret

Cabaret

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome to the divinely decadent Cabaret, starring the mesmerising Paul Capsis and sensational Chelsea Gibb. David M. Hawkins...

Until 3 Jun 2017

Plays & musicals

Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

Aladdin is the must-see show of the year and “Broadway’s biggest new hit!” (Entertainment Weekly). From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved...

Until 16 Jul 2017

Plays & musicals

The Book of Mormon

Don't miss this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q at the Princess Theatre. It's one for the books.

Until 30 Jul 2017

Plays & musicals

Richard 3

Bell Shakespeare brings Richard 3 to Arts Centre Melbourne. Richard is hideous. Richard was born knowing that he would one day be a ruler. His...

2 May 2017
3 May 2017
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4 May 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Top Hat Tuesdays

Top Hat Tuesdays are a celebration of the magical arts, showcasing the best of Melbourne's local and travelling magicians. Every month, you can come...

2 May 2017
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1 Aug 2017

Plays & musicals

Away

It is summer, 1967, and three families head for the coast to get away, to move on, to change. Set against the backdrop of an Australia recovering...

3 May 2017
4 May 2017
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6 May 2017

Plays & musicals

The Fraud, or The Rise and Fall of A to Z – Play Reading

The Fraud, or The Rise and Fall of A to Z - a live reading and one-night-only first airing of a new play from award winning playwright Sofia Chapman....

3 May 2017

Plays & musicals

Mad As Productions presents Children of the Rainbow

Mad As Productions will be presenting an exhilarating world premiere musical production as part of the Bright 2017 Autumn Festival. Children of the...

4 May 2017
5 May 2017
6 May 2017

Opera

Carmen - Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne

The ultimate femme fatale is here to stamp her feet, toss her hair and dance. Will she love Don José? Maybe. Will you fall for her sultry Habañera?...

4 May 2017
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