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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.
A Social Service should help people, shouldn't it? Featuring Nicola Gunn and David Woods, this smart performance sticks its nose into the gap between...
Opera's lecherous anti-hero has already been condemned. Are fire and brimstone really his just desserts?
Madama Butterfly is one of the world's great love stories, and this production, one of Australia's most loved, has been beautifully produced using...
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.
Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.
Authentic Australian stories are a rarity on our stages. Even rarer are stories as personal as this by Kylie Trounson, which grapples with the...
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27 May - 19 Jul 2015
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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20 May 2015, 23 May 2015, 25 May 2015, 27 May 2015
From $59 - $59
As secrets are revealed, passion and politics run riot on a grand scale in the 16th century royal court of Spain.
11 May 2015, 16 May 2015, 19 May 2015, 21 May 2015
4 May 2015, 6 May 2015, 9 May 2015, 12 May 2015
1 - 22 Jun 2015
See the light and a nightly program of free events, performances and exhibitions at Federation Square, and celebrate the arrival of the winter solstice.
1 Jun - 4 Jul 2015
Every twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape is retained from Alfred Hitchcock's supreme comedy of suspense in this stunning new stage...
4 - 13 Jun 2015
Mischievous sprites, tangled loves and dazzling dance: this sparkling triple bill celebrates Frederick Ashton, one of the greatest influences on...
1 May 2015, 5 Jun 2015
Shake your way into the weekend with a free dance class at Queensbridge Square. On the first Friday of each month, at the same time, in the same...
6 Jun - 11 Jul 2015
From the mercilessly cool pen of Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens comes Birdland, a slyly witty character study of an imploding rock...
12 Jun - 4 Jul 2015
Love and Information / are profoundly human needs. With the inventiveness and currency of her signature works Top Girls and Cloud Nine, the latest...
12 Jun - 5 Jul 2015
From $59.90 - $59.90
On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into tyre trouble and seek help at the...
18 - 28 Jun 2015
Life is a cabaret festival. Live it up with jazz hands and tapping toes at some of the thirty hand-picked shows at six of Melbourne's cabaret venues.
19 - 27 Jun 2015
From $169 - $169
Witty, vibrant, glamorous and romantic, Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella will sweep you off your feet. By popular demand, and after sell-out seasons in...
20 - 22 Jun 2015
Hailed from London to Paris, the internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet will arrive in Melbourne in June 2015 to present their full-length...
18 Jul - 22 Aug 2015
Some plays maintain their relevance because some evils never go away. Ariel Dorfman's stunning world-wide hit Death and the Maiden is one such work....
18 Jul - 9 Aug 2015
I Am a Miracle, because I ain't left yet, it must be a miracle. Marvin Lee Wilson was convicted of murder in 1994. Lawyers said his IQ of 61 meant he...
11 - 29 Aug 2015
14 Aug - 26 Sep 2015
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...
21 Aug - 13 Sep 2015
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....
27 Aug - 5 Sep 2015
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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Noel Fielding, one half of the award winning comedy duo 'The Mighty Boosh', Team Captain of 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' and the star behind 'Luxury...
How come kids always know what they wanna be when they 'grow up'? After years of being a professional fairy, Natasha York (These Things Take Wine,...
On their first Australian National Tour, direct from Las Vegas, Tom Stevens as Dean Martin and accompanying him Australia's very own Tony Lewis as...
Word nerds and grammar police unite! It's the Inaugural Annual Comedy Spelling Bee, with a line-up of some of the best comedians in the world going...
Sandbox Land is a classy, whipsmart, variety show with charm. Expect music, storytelling, comedy, slam poetry, improvisation, puppetry, and more....
The improv comedy craze from Chicago has arrived in Melbourne. It's 30-minutes non-stop. It's fast, challenging and bound to impress.
Curtsy before a grand old dame of Melbourne theatres with its magnificent façade, domed roofs and marble foyer, still hosting the hottest shows in town.
Encounter endless possibilities presented by an inspired program of contemporary theatre in a cherished building, plus refreshments pre and post-show.
Be entertained, challenged and enriched by the MTC's consistently excellent program of classic and contemporary Australian and international theatre.
Catch local and international music, dance and theatre performances or enrol at Australia's oldest performing arts schools at this historic theatre.
Book your place in history and catch a show in this heritage-listed building housing the Athenaeum Theatre and the Last Laugh at the Comedy Club.
Championing cutting edge and contemporary theatre, every year La Mama stages more than 50 new works in two unique, iconic and intimate spaces.
Book tickets to see renowned theatre productions in the magnificently restored theatre that's been part of the Melbourne story since 1929.
Celebrate all that's camp with cabaret, stand-up comedy, musical theatre and even burlesque, accompanied by cocktails in the kitsch-crammed parlour.
Idle the afternoon away by the bluestone cobbles at a Degraves Street or Centre Place cafe and become part of a Melbourne postcard scene.
Do a modern version of "the block", a century-old form of cruising Melbourne's arcades that takes in cutting-edge artwork, fashion, music and design.
There's always an exhilarating thrill to be had in Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways with their boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars.
When you've exhausted the drinking dens, subterranean restaurants and witty street art of Melbourne's laneways, what else is there to do but go up?
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