Once the musical

Once

26 September – 31 December

Don't miss the Australian premiere of the Tony award-winning Broadway hit musical.

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AM I, Shaun Parker & Company, Melbourne Festival, Australia

Melbourne Festival

10−26 October

Roll up for theatre, dance, music, film, art, opera and conversation with the world's best.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival, Victoria, Australia
Strictly Ballroom, Melbourne, Australia
The Lion King, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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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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Les Misérables

Les Misérables

4 Jul - 20 Dec 2014

See Valjean, Fantine and Cosette take to the stage in Victor Hugo's classic story. It's one of the world's most popular musicals. Don't miss out.

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2013 Caulfield Cup Winner Fawkner

Spring Racing Carnival

20 Sep - 23 Nov 2014

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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Once

Once

26 Sep - 31 Dec 2014

Discover the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and the singer who inspires him as Once makes its Australian debut.

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Jean

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

17 Oct 2014 - 8 Feb 2015

Celebrate the unconventional and irreverent designs of the groundbreaking French couturier, Jean Paul Gaultier at an exclusive Australian exhibition.

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Fiorente wins the 2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup Carnival

1 - 8 Nov 2014

Dress to impress and raise the stakes on the home straight of the Spring Racing Carnival, featuring well-known race days and the iconic Melbourne Cup.

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Dressage competition

EQUITANA Melbourne 2014

20 - 23 Nov 2014

EQUITANA in Australia is the most anticipated annual equine event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere attracting over 50,000 visitors per event....

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Paspaley Polo in the City

Waterford Crystal Polo in the City

29 Nov 2014

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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Sail Melbourne

ISAF Sailing World Cup

7 - 14 Dec 2014

Kick off the 2014 Sailing World Cup when the flag is raised at Sandringham and get set for super sailing from Olympic athletes and sailing elite.

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Rizzo and the Grease Cast

GREASE

11 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Grease is the word and it's also the place to be when the number one party musical returns to Melbourne in a new multi-million dollar production.

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Commonwealth Bank Boxing Day Test

Boxing Day Test

26 - 30 Dec 2014

Get out the zinc and the novelty hat and join up to 100,000 cricket fans at the MCG for a sporting event that's become an Australian institution.

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Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015

9 - 31 Jan 2015

Make sure you're at AAMI Park for tough tussles between regional rivals when Australia hosts its biggest ever football tournament, the AFC Asian Cup.

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Spanish Film Festival

Spanish Film Festival

16 Jan - 20 Feb 2015

Discover 'reel inspiración' at this year's Spanish Film Festival, with 22 Spanish and Spanish-speaking Latin American titles ready to whisk you away.

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Australian Open Tennis

19 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

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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THE LION KING

The Lion King

20 Feb - 10 May 2015

Seen by over 70 million people, Disney's landmark musical event The Lion King opens February at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne for a strictly limited...

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2012 IGA World's Longest Lunch

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

27 Feb - 15 Mar 2015

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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Moomba

Moomba Festival

6 - 9 Mar 2015

Love Melbourne, Love Moomba! A celebrated part of the Melbourne events calendar for 60 years, Moomba will be back in 2014 with an exciting program of...

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Australian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

12 - 15 Mar 2015

Get the motor running and enjoy a long weekend of F1 action on and off the track including motor shows, air displays and of course, the big race.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

25 Mar - 19 Apr 2015

Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.

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The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Flower and garden show

25 - 29 Mar 2015

Sprout green thumbs in response to the sensory explosions of colour and design to be dug up at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup

14 Feb 2015, 22 Feb 2015, 26 Feb 2015, 19 Mar 2015

Be part of the biggest international sporting event of 2015 when the world's cricketing nations contest the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Melbourne.

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