Anything Goes, Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
The WW1 Centenary Exhibition, Melbourne Museum, Victoria, Australia
2015 International Champions Cup, Melbourne, Victoria
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Events

A whole world of events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever the season, the city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting events. Drawing guests from across Australia and around the globe, Melbourne's busy events calendar is sure to excite.

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 26 Jul 2015

Soak up all the glitz, glamour and laughs of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical, the stage show based on the much-loved Australian film.

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Holden Hurricane coupe, concept car 1969

Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car

6 Mar - 12 Jul 2015

From steam-powered horseless carriages and the classic Aussie ute to muscle cars, racy V8s and dazzling concept vehicles, Australia has a rich legacy...

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

1 Apr - 4 Oct 2015

Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.

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After fire – spiny-cheeked honeyeaters at Lake Monibeong

John Wolseley: Heartlands and Headwaters

11 Apr - 16 Aug 2015

For four years, artist John Wolseley has roamed the coastal floodplains of the Northern Territory through to the glacial lakes of Tasmania, exploring...

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The Gertrude Street Projection Festival

Gertrude Street Projection Festival

10 - 19 Jul 2015

Stroll down Gertrude Street as it transforms into an outdoor gallery with the buildings, roads and landmarks coming alive with colour and movement.

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David Bowie is

David Bowie is

16 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Put on your red shoes and immerse yourself in a celebration 50 years of one of the era's most influential artists in rock, pop, fashion and performance.

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Real Madrid

2015 International Champions Cup

18 - 24 Jul 2015

Nine Touring and Events, TLA Worldwide and RSE Ventures are bringing the most significant football event ever to be seen in this country, The...

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Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne

25 - 26 Jul 2015

Be treated to inside views of Melbourne's most significant buildings for just one weekend and discover secret rooftop gardens and sustainable design.

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Melbourne International Film Festival Gala

Melbourne International Film Festival

30 Jul - 16 Aug 2015

Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.

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Frans Snyders  Flemish 1579–1657  A concert of bird's 1630–40 oil on canvas 136.5 х 240.0 cm  The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg  Acquired from the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, 1779 (Inv. № ГЭ-607)

Masterpieces from the Hermitage

31 Jul - 8 Nov 2015

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine The Great features over 400 works from the personal collection of Catherine The Great.

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

20 - 30 Aug 2015

Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne Cup Carnival

12 Sep - 7 Nov 2015

The Melbourne Cup Carnival's six feature race days combine to create a world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion,...

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Melbourne Fringe 2014

Melbourne Fringe Festival

16 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.

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2013 Caulfield Cup Winner Fawkner

Spring Racing Carnival

19 Sep - 22 Nov 2015

Soak up the buzz on and off the track as glamourous punters and champion thoroughbreds descend on Melbourne for six weeks of Spring Carnival action.

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TANDERRUM, 2014 Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival

8 - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of...

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Paspaley Polo in the City

Waterford Crystal Polo in the City

28 Nov 2015

Waterford Crystal Polo in the City is an annual polo series held throughout the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. It is a...

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Boxing Day Test - International Cricket 2015/16

International Cricket 2015/16

26 - 30 Dec 2015

There are few events in the Australian sporting calendar that evoke as much passion as International Cricket. Cricket Australia offers a range of...

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Australian Open Tennis

18 - 31 Jan 2016

Light up your January with the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Be there as the biggest names in the game try to start the season off with a bang.

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2012 IGA World's Longest Lunch

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

26 Feb - 14 Mar 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.

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Winter Masterpieces

Melbourne's Winter Masterpieces brings you an annual series of major exhibitions from around the world. Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great from St Petersburg and David Bowie is from London's V&A Museum are part of this year's amazing line up.

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