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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

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.

25 Sep 2017
2 Oct 2017
9 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017

Comedy

Local Laughs - David Quirk and Ronnie Chieng

Local Laughs is Melbourne's longest running independent comedy room, bringing laughs to The Local Taphouse since 2003. Janet McLeod, doyen of the...

25 Sep 2017

Plays & musicals

The House of Bernarda Alba

With their mining-mogul father dead, the Alba household is in mourning. All four daughters have been called home to pay their respects by their...

25 May - 7 Jul 2018

Theatre & performing arts

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, Melbourne Fringe...

Until 1 Oct 2017

Plays & musicals

The Bodyguard - The Musical

Based on the Warner Bros. movie which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard has been hailed as ‘London's Best Musical’ by UKs...

Until 27 Oct 2017

Plays & musicals

Hay Fever

Although Judith, a retired actress, tends towards melodrama in her everyday affairs, and her husband, David, a novelist, can be rather reclusive and...

Until 28 Oct 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Royal South Street Competitions

Come and discover Australia's rising stars at the 2016 Royal South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat, Victoria. The 125th year promises to be special as...

Until 31 Oct 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Plays & musicals

Pop-up Globe

See Shakespeare like it's 1614. Epic battles and laugh-out-loud comedy, all play out in a full-scale replica of one of history's greatest theatres.

Until 12 Nov 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 19 Nov 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Illusionaire Magic Show Melbourne

Illusionaire Magic Show Melbourne is one magic show not to be missed. Witness delightful and breathtaking miracles up close. Untraditional and...

Until 25 Dec 2017

Plays & musicals

Gloria

Editorial assistant Dean stumbles into work, hungover from a party at the home of the ‘office freak’ Gloria. As his ambitious group of 20-something...

16 Jun - 21 Jul 2018

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 14 Jan 2018
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