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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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Plays & musicals

Bakersfield Mist

Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder? Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an...

Until 19 Aug 2017

Comedy

Matt Stewart 'Pretty Dry' and Nick Capper 'Chrome Doggie' Comedy Festival Re-Run

RAW Comedy winner Matt Stewart’s debut solo show Pretty Dry, and NSW comedian Nick Capper’s weird and wonderful Chrome Doggie will hit Brunswick’s...

19 Aug 2017

Comedy

Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars

Melbourne Comedy’s Rising Stars returns with its biggest line-up yet, featuring comedians from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala,...

19 Aug 2017

Plays & musicals

Down to Earth Historic Theatrical Tour

The Down to Earth historic theatrical tour is a highly entertaining roaming play performed in the rustic historic farm at Werribee Park. Set in 1862,...

19 Aug 2017
16 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017

Plays & musicals

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez

In 1855, the wildest showgirl of the nineteenth century, Lola Montez toured Australia. The scandal is legend. From Patrick White Playwright Award...

19 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017

Plays & musicals

Glorious! by Peter Quilter

Glorious! tells the hilarious true story of the world’s worst opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins. This West End and world-wide hit was nominated...

19 Aug 2017

Plays & musicals

Secret Bridesmaids' Business

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group presents 'Secret Bridesmaids' Business', a hilarious, quirky and uniquely Australian script from playwright...

19 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017

Comedy

Basement Comedy Club - Saturdays at European Bier Cafe

Basement Comedy Club at the European Bier Cafe is the biggest and best night of comedy in Melbourne every Saturday night. The absolute biggest names...

19 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
2 Sep 2017
9 Sep 2017

Comedy

South Yarra Mums & Other Calamitous Tales

Come and see Kate Hanley Corley in her sellout Melbourne Comedy Festival Show South Yarra Mums and Other Calamitous Tales. Which school should you...

19 Aug 2017

Classical

MSO Plays Schumann 3

Often seen as the ‘king’ of the cello concerto – Dvořák’s Cello Concerto sees Li-Wei Qin return to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, triumphant from...

19 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017

Plays & musicals

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man

Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man, is cast out. He survived circus ‘freak shows’ and the revulsion of a gawking public before a young...

19 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic

Supersense, a contemporary performing arts festival exploring ecstatic experience, will return to Arts Centre Melbourne from 18 – 20 August 2017....

Until 20 Aug 2017
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