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Be moved, amused and enlightened by plays, dance works, comedy shows and cabaret performances all year long. Home to world-renowned theatres and dance companies as well as one of the largest comedy festivals in the world, Melbourne boasts a never-ending line-up of inspiring shows. Laugh it up at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, see ground-breaking plays at La Mama and Southbank's Malthouse Theatre, or catch the cream of the crop at the Melbourne Festival in November.

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

1 Apr - 1 Nov 2015

Melbourne

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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Miss Fisher Exhibition

Miss Fisher Exhibition

1 May - 30 Sep 2015

Elsternwick

Step into Rippon Lea and enter the opulent 1920s world of the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher and her crime fighting associates. Based on the novels of...

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Impossible Occurances

Impossible Occurrences - Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show

26 May - 30 Oct 2015

Melbourne

From $35 - $39.95

Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive magic show at The Marriott Hotel. If you are Melbourne local or visitor this a must...

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The Weir

The Weir

14 Aug - 26 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Theatre's power as an arena for storytelling meets the great Irish tradition of the bar room tale in Conor McPherson's brilliant gem of a play about...

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The Last Laugh at The Comedy Club

15 Aug - 19 Dec 2015

Melbourne

Established in 1975 The Last Laugh Comedy Club (Melbourne) hosts many of the greatest comedians, from Dave Hughes to Mick Molloy, Peter Helliar to...

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Antigone

Antigone

21 Aug - 13 Sep 2015

Southbank

Antigone has always been a respected member of her community but in civil war all bets are off. She suddenly finds herself on the outside looking in....

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Activate 2015

Activate 2015

21 Aug - 5 Sep 2015

Bundoora

La Trobe Student Theatre and Film presents, Activate 2015, an exciting season of contemporary plays performed on campus. The season features four...

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Betrayal

Betrayal

26 Aug - 3 Oct 2015

Southbank

Emma is married to Robert. But for seven years, she has been having an affair with Jerry, Robert's best friend. Betrayal begins at the end of the...

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The Australian Ballet presents 20:21

The Australian Ballet presents 20:21

27 Aug - 5 Sep 2015

Southbank

From $169 - $169

The best of the 20th century, the freshest of the 21st: this electrifying triple bill showcases two giants of the New York dance scene and the...

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20:21

27 Aug - 5 Sep 2015

Southbank

Experience an electrifying night of three ballets celebrating the creative choreographic giants of the 20th century and the fresh visions of the...

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lore

1 - 5 Sep 2015

Southbank

Deeply moving performances, incredible dancing and authentic storytelling are the trademarks of any Bangarra Dance Theatre season, and none more so...

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Fiona Scott–Norman presents The Needle and the Damage Done

1 - 6 Sep 2015

Melbourne

A joyous romp through a Top Ten of the worst records in the world. Ever. The Needle is part stand-up, part slide-show, part Ted Talk, part Listicle....

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Legends!

Legends!

2 - 20 Sep 2015

Melbourne

From $69.90 - $69.90

Welcome to the satirical and sentimental world of Legends! A funhouse of gossip, rivalry, reminiscence, longing, scandal and a sexy male stripper...

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All Ears – Kate McIntosh

3 - 6 Sep 2015

North Melbourne

From $20 - $30

New Zealand-born, Brussels-based artist Kate McIntosh creates an improvised laboratory for unusual recordings and acoustic experiments, using...

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Tender Napalm

Tender Napalm

3 Sep 2015

Carlton

Tender Napalm is a story about two lovers, locked in a universe of their own creation, battle for control of the story of their relationship, of...

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I Saw the Second One Hit

I Saw the Second One Hit

3 - 12 Sep 2015

Southbank

Fourteen years ago, two planes flew into two towers and, like Romulus and Remus millennia ago, ignited a battle over western civilisation. Was 9/11...

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Kings of Comedy

Kings of Comedy

4 - 5 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Kings of Comedy is a weekly comedy spectacular featuring some of Melbourne's newest comedy superstars. Kick on late into the night at the after...

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Theatresports™ 2015

Theatresports™ 2015

6 Sep 2015

Prahran

From $15 - $15

Theatresports™ 2015 - The comedy of champions: high stakes, high energy and highly entertaining. It is time to pick your team. Impro Melbourne...

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Once Upon a Bar-Stool

Once Upon a Bar-Stool

6 Sep 2015

Melbourne

From $30 - $30

Felix Nobis's play, Once Upon a Bar-Stool, has been acclaimed both in Australia and in Ireland where it was commissioned. Touted as the hit by Irish...

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

8 Sep - 31 Oct 2015

Melbourne

From $79.90 - $79.90

Australia's hottest new creative team, Helpmann Award winning Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth stage a brand new production of Cole Porter's...

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Melbourne French Theatre presents: Exit the King

Melbourne French Theatre presents: Exit the King

1 - 5 Sep 2015, 8 - 12 Sep 2015

Carlton

Upon being told he has 90 minutes left to live, King Bergener I is thrown into despair and denial in this absurdist play by Eugène Ionesco, as he has...

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James McLean: Big Enough and Ugly Enough

James McLean: Big Enough and Ugly Enough

8 - 13 Sep 2015

Melbourne

After moving out of his parents’ home in the Adelaide Hills to the thriving metropolis of Melbourne, James discovers that there are even greater...

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A Postmodern Striptease

A Postmodern Striptease

9 - 13 Sep 2015

Melbourne

A night of highbrow entertainment disguised as a journey of self-actualisation, A Postmodern Striptease stars Irene Nicola, the adorable chanteuse...

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Glory Box La Revolucion

Glory Box La Revolucion

3 - 6 Sep 2015, 10 - 13 Sep 2015

Melbourne

From $48 - $48

The beginning of the next decade. Wilder than ever. It's the evolution to La Revoluciόn. Finucane and Smith's Glory Box; a Franken-Spectacular of...

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A Drone Opera – Matthew Sleeth

10 - 13 Sep 2015

North Melbourne

From $15 - $30

A Drone Opera viscerally explores the rapidly developing technology of unmanned aerial vehicles, colloquially known as drones, and their social and...

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Dance of the Bee – Martin Friedel and Michael Kieran Harvey

11 - 13 Sep 2015

North Melbourne

From $15 - $30

The signs are there: over the past few decades, humanity's 5000-year collaboration with the honey bee has been building towards a grim conclusion. If...

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Vaudeville Comedy - The Biggest Funniest Show on Earth

Vaudeville Comedy – The Biggest, Funniest Show on Earth

11 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Melbourne's funniest entertainers are getting together for Melbourne's monthly vaudeville comedy show! Join your MC Daisy Berry as she introduces you...

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Australian Poetry Slam Final

Australian Poetry Slam Final

11 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Join the search for Australia's next slam champion. Fierce competition. High-energy performance. Judges chosen at random. This is poetry let loose...

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From Broadway to La Scala

From Broadway to La Scala

12 Sep 2015

Southbank

Soaring with the exuberance of the great stage musicals and enriched with the passion of grand opera, From Broadway to La Scala will hit a new high...

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2015 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

2015 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

12 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Talented young circus performers, acrobats, skaters, skippers, musicians, dancers and singers will feature in the 2015 Victorian State Schools...

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They Saw a Thylacine

They Saw a Thylacine

15 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Southbank

They Saw a Thylacine on the brink of extinction. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of Australia's...

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The Australian Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty

The Australian Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty

15 - 26 Sep 2015

Southbank

Fairies, bluebirds, a princess and a spell-shattering kiss: the world's most extravagant ballet is awakened to new life by The Australian Ballet's...

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Little Mountain Goblin

Little Mountain Goblin

15 - 20 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Little Mountain Goblin is a show about embarrassment. It's followed Brianna Williams around like a lost puppy for years now, demanding attention...

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The Boardwalk Republic

The Boardwalk Republic

15 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Albert Park

AfterDark Theatre and Gasworks Arts Park present The Boardwalk Republic, as a part of the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival The Southside Circus and...

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Sure Sign of Love

Sure Sign of Love

15 - 20 Sep 2015

Melbourne

From $28 - $32

Fresh off the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival stage, Melbourne Chanteuse and Cabaret Performer, Elena Gabrielle, hits the boards of the Melbourne...

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Melbourne Fringe 2014

Melbourne Fringe Festival

16 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Melbourne

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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My Laughable Love Life

My Laughable Love Life

16 - 20 Sep 2015

Melbourne

My Laughable Love Life: A one-man romantic comedy. With songs. A hopeless Joe finds himself backstage at the Miss World pageant. What happens in the...

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G'Day Australia

G'Day Australia

16 - 22 Sep 2015

Melbourne

G'Day Australia! Wake up (at 10. 30pm) with your good mates at Australia's third-favourite morning show. Scott Same, Jess Perkins and Tim Hewitt help...

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Party of Three

Party of Three

16 - 25 Sep 2015

North Melbourne

Party of Three is a stand-up comedy show featuring Melbourne's three newest comedians - Jess Perkins, Danielle Walker and Will Brain. Danielle's Dad...

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Melbourne Fringe: Torte e Mort - Songs Of Cake And Death

Melbourne Fringe: Torte e Mort - Songs Of Cake And Death

16 - 20 Sep 2015

Collingwood

From $15 - $25

Black humoured, visually opulent, dripping with satire, this world premiere of Anya Anastasia's newest show is rich with dramatic surprises. Danger...

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Melbourne Fringe: Von Farravinti's Spectacular

Melbourne Fringe: Von Farravinti's Spectacular

16 - 20 Sep 2015

Collingwood

From $17 - $22

Von Farranvinti and his carnival of misfits are running out of time. They need to get a show up and running, and quickly, otherwise they are out on...

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Semi Charmed

Semi Charmed

16 - 20 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Semi Charmed, a comedy cabaret, marks Sarah Clarke’s début for the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015, showing at the Butterfly Club this September. A...

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Unmasking Prince Charming

Unmasking Prince Charming

16 - 19 Sep 2015

Richmond

Unmasking Prince Charming dares to ask the real questions of the Disney heroes: Does 'happily ever after' really exist? Is it romantic to join your...

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Who is Dani Cabs?

Who is Dani Cabs?

16 - 22 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Dani Cabs has always needed to perform in his search for an identity that will be loved and accepted by the masses. The fear of failure and being...

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Melbourne Fringe: Gentlemen Of The Road

Melbourne Fringe: Gentlemen Of The Road

17 - 22 Sep 2015

Collingwood

From $14 - $22

The Chipolatas combine mindful circus artistry with dynamic roots music, mixing both traditional and contemporary influences. Finding inspiration in...

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Top Spot at Melbourne Fringe Festival

Top Spot at Melbourne Fringe Festival

17 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

Melbourne

From $15 - $25

A one woman show starring two furious artistes. How far would you go for the Top Spot? Step right up to the chopping block as two very sparkly...

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Cirque des Femmes

18 Sep 2015

Melbourne

Speakeasy HQ is proud to present Cirque des Femmes, the iconic show that started it all and set a new standard for Melbourne Burlesque. Join Mama as...

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All the Animals We Ate

All the Animals We Ate

18 - 24 Sep 2015

North Melbourne

From $20 - $25

All the Animals We Ate is a new Nothing Hurts production by Sean M. Whelan with Thomas Ingram, Damian Stephens/Isnod, James Tresise and Maize Wallin...

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Miss Burlesque Victoria 2015 State Final

Miss Burlesque Victoria 2015 State Final

18 Sep 2015

Melbourne

The feathers will fly, the Swarovski's will sparkle and the props will shock and amaze at the 2015 Miss Burlesque Victoria State Final! Eight local...

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Libbi Gorr: Mummy Matters

Libbi Gorr: Mummy Matters

18 - 20 Sep 2015

North Melbourne

For the first time at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, performer, broadcaster and author Libbi Gorr will showcase a core-jolting and hilarious exposé....

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