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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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North by Northwest

North by Northwest

1 Jun - 4 Jul 2015

Melbourne

Every twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape is retained from Alfred Hitchcock's supreme comedy of suspense in this stunning new stage...

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The Light in Winter

The Light in Winter

1 - 30 Jun 2015

Melbourne

See the light and a nightly program of free events, performances and exhibitions at Federation Square, and celebrate the arrival of the winter solstice.

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The Australian Ballet presents The Dream

The Australian Ballet presents The Dream

4 - 13 Jun 2015

Southbank

Mischievous sprites, tangled loves and dazzling dance: this sparkling triple bill celebrates Frederick Ashton, one of the greatest influences on...

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First Friday Dance Club

First Friday Dance Club

3 Apr 2015, 1 May 2015, 5 Jun 2015

Southbank

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...

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Birdland

Birdland

6 Jun - 11 Jul 2015

Southbank

From the mercilessly cool pen of Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens comes Birdland, a slyly witty character study of an imploding rock...

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Love and Information

Love and Information

12 Jun - 4 Jul 2015

Southbank

Love and Information / are profoundly human needs. With the inventiveness and currency of her signature works Top Girls and Cloud Nine, the latest...

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Suade

Melbourne Cabaret Festival

18 - 28 Jun 2015

Prahran

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.

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The Australian Ballet presents Cinderella

The Australian Ballet presents Cinderella

19 - 27 Jun 2015

Southbank

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...

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The St Petersburg Ballet present Swan Lake

The St Petersburg Ballet present Swan Lake

20 - 22 Jun 2015

Southbank

Hailed from London to Paris, the internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet will arrive in Melbourne in June 2015 to present their full-length...

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Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

18 Jul - 22 Aug 2015

Southbank

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....

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I Am a Miracle

I Am a Miracle

18 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

Southbank

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...

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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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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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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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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 Listies Ruin Xmas

The Listies Ruin Xmas

25 Nov - 13 Dec 2015

Southbank

The Listies Ruin Xmas is a Frankenstein's monster of a holiday panto. Its mission? To make families laugh as much as possible in 55 minutes. This...

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Opera Australia's The Elixir of Love

Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne - The Elixir of Love

21 Nov 2015, 24 Nov 2015, 26 Nov 2015, 28 Nov 2015

Melbourne

From $59 - $59

Italian opera meets the Australian outback when Donizetti's tongue-in-cheek, heart-on-sleeve tale of a shy boy and a bold girl returns in this cheeky...

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Opera Australia's The Marriage of Figaro

Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne presents The Marriage of Figaro

12 Nov 2015, 14 Nov 2015, 17 Nov 2015, 19 Nov 2015

Melbourne

From $59 - $59

Upstairs, downstairs, inside, outside, dress-ups and dressing downs this is the Downton Abbey of Opera, but a lot more fun.

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Top Hat Tuesdays

Top Hat Tuesdays

7 Apr 2015, 5 May 2015, 2 Jun 2015, 7 Jul 2015

Fitzroy

From $10 - $60

Top Hat Tuesdays are a celebration of the magical arts, showcasing the best of Melbourne's local and travelling magicians. Every month, you can come...

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