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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

Kirsty Webeck's Comedy Crushes

Kirsty Webeck is a Melbourne-based stand up comedian taking the country by storm. In a short three year period, she has become a successful touring...

Until 11 Dec 2016

Plays & musicals

Coexist: The Absurdity of Christmas

Christmas is a time of many absurdities: is it a time of family closeness or family dissent, is gift giving about generosity or sales, are the...

11 Dec 2016

Plays & musicals

The Gathering

Following initial workshops for The Gathering , Australian writing team Belinda Jenkin and William Hannagan have spent time in New York City working...

11 Dec 2016

Plays & musicals

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years which opens on the 25th November is based on a couple, once inspired by each other’s dreams, trying to stay connected as their...

11 Dec 2016

Plays & musicals

The Tempest by Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Grab your swimmers and get ready to be shipwrecked this December. The Tempest is coming to St. Kilda. After a sold out season of A Midsummer Night’s...

11 Dec 2016

Plays & musicals

The Odd Couple

Everything’s set for the regular poker game at Oscar’s place, but where’s Felix? He’s never late. A call to his wife reveals that she and Felix have...

11 Dec 2016
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14 Dec 2016

Comedy

Santa's Break-Down Under

Get your cork-string Santa hats ready for the most thrilling family circus show to hit Melbourne. Under the starry night sky, joined by acrobats and...

11 Dec 2016
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17 Dec 2016

Theatre & performing arts

Mapping Melbourne 2016

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents the fourth edition of Mapping Melbourne 2016, a festival of free multi-artform events from 1-17 December...

Until 17 Dec 2016

Cabaret

Cabaret Cathedral Presents 'The Rhythm of Life' - Starring Jason Coleman

After the outrageously successful season of Jason Coleman’s Razzle Dazzle last Summer in Rye, Jason proudly presents The Rhythm of Life, performed...

Until 29 Jan 2017

Plays & musicals

Kinky Boots Australia

Melbourne loves Kinky Boots! Melbourne audiences are raving about Kinky Boots, the hilarious and heart-warming new musical now playing at Her...

Until 26 Feb 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.

12 Dec 2016
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26 Dec 2016
2 Jan 2017

Opera

The Melbourne Ring Cycle

Opera Australia's largest and most ambitious production returns to Melbourne in 2016. Wagner's Ring Cycle, directed by Neil Armfield and conducted by...

12 Dec 2016
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