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Forget the doom, gloom and stresses of the modern world – the Festival brings three and a half weeks of wholehearted happiness to all corners of the city. As Australia’s largest provider of laughs, Melbourne Comedy Festival leaves no stone unturned (or un-tickled) with free family entertainment all school holidays, hundreds of the world’s funniest presenting stellar shows each evening and a late-night Festival Club that keeps the vibe alive through to the wee hours.Comedy entertains and equalizes, embracing all with the common goal of grins and good times. Drink it up Melbourne – it’s time to let go and laugh.
See blockbuster productions at grand theatres, or catch new local talent on tiny stages, in surprising locations.
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Explore art, photos and sculpture at galleries big, and small. Discover movie magic at ACMI, grand architecture, and a labyrinthine library.
In Melbourne, twists through laneways, galleries and cafes, turn into days that last well into the night. See for yourself.