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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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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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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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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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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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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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Andarela and Guru Tharuwa

Andarela and Guru Tharuwa

4 Oct 2015

Ringwood

From $30 - $100

Bringing to you the honourable dramatist Jayalath Manorathne's two well known plays, Andarela and Guru Tharuwa. Be dazzled by these performances that...

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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 Marriage of Figaro

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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Opera Australia's The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love

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

Melbourne

From $59 - $59

A version of Donizetti's tongue-in-cheek, heart-on-sleeve tale set in country Australia circa 1915.

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Australian DanceSport Championship

Australian DanceSport Championship

11 - 13 Dec 2015

Melbourne

Experience the glitz, glamour and intense competition as Australian and International champions of dancesport kick up their heels at Australia's only...

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Georgy Girl, The Seekers Musical

Georgy Girl, The Seekers Musical

15 Dec 2015 - 31 Jan 2016

Melbourne

Celebrating one of Australia's most loved groups, Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical will have its world premiere in Melbourne this December at Her...

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CATS

CATS

18 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016

Melbourne

Following its triumphant season in London's West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical CATS comes to Melbourne...

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Top Hat Tuesdays

Top Hat Tuesdays

2 Jun 2015, 7 Jul 2015, 4 Aug 2015, 1 - 8 Sep 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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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

23 Mar - 17 Apr 2016

Melbourne

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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ONGALS

The (Very) Big Laugh Out

23 Mar - 17 Apr 2016

Melbourne

The (Very) Big Laugh Out transforms both Fed Square and City Square into magical adventure playgrounds with some of the most unpredictably...

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