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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.
Have an art attack – new theatre, comedy, dance, circus, music and cabaret, visual art, live art, digital and video art – at the fringe festival.
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.
Authentic Australian stories are a rarity on our stages. Even rarer are stories as personal as this by Kylie Trounson, which grapples with the...
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...
Opera's lecherous anti-hero has already been condemned. Are fire and brimstone really his just desserts?
As secrets are revealed, passion and politics run riot on a grand scale in the 16th century royal court of Spain.
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15 Sep - 4 Oct 2015
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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15 - 26 Sep 2015
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...
16 Sep - 4 Oct 2015
4 Oct 2015
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...
25 Nov - 13 Dec 2015
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...
12 Nov 2015, 14 Nov 2015, 17 Nov 2015, 19 Nov 2015
From $59 - $59
Upstairs, downstairs, inside, outside, dress-ups and dressing downs this is the Downton Abbey of Opera, but a lot more fun.
21 Nov 2015, 24 Nov 2015, 26 Nov 2015, 28 Nov 2015
A version of Donizetti's tongue-in-cheek, heart-on-sleeve tale set in country Australia circa 1915.
11 - 13 Dec 2015
Experience the glitz, glamour and intense competition as Australian and International champions of dancesport kick up their heels at Australia's only...
15 Dec 2015 - 31 Jan 2016
Celebrating one of Australia's most loved groups, Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical will have its world premiere in Melbourne this December at Her...
2 Jun 2015, 7 Jul 2015, 4 Aug 2015, 1 - 8 Sep 2015
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...
Come and join in the fun of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Virgin Australia are offering return flights, two nights' accommodation and A Reserve tickets from $613 per person.
20% off the full ticket price to award winning magician Luke Hocking's show, Impossible Occurrences.
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As the only vaudeville bar and theatre in Australia, Speakeasy HQ takes comedy very seriously. And now the Queen of Australian comedy, Nicky Barry,...
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,...
The improv comedy craze from Chicago has arrived in Melbourne. It's 30-minutes non-stop. It's fast, challenging and bound to impress.
After selling out its first show, Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars returns with a new line-up to showcase some of the best young talent of the...
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.
Every Monday night, Comedy at Spleen brings you the biggest names in comedy, mixed with the newest up and comers in Melbourne. It has been one of the...
Melbourne's best quality night of comedy is here at the Portland Hotel where some of the biggest names in Australian comedy come to play and...
Be entertained, challenged and enriched by the MTC's consistently excellent program of classic and contemporary Australian and international theatre.
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.
Catch local and international music, dance and theatre performances or enrol at Australia's oldest performing arts schools at this historic theatre.
Celebrate all that's camp with cabaret, stand-up comedy, musical theatre and even burlesque, accompanied by cocktails in the kitsch-crammed parlour.
Encounter endless possibilities presented by an inspired program of contemporary theatre in a cherished building, plus refreshments pre and post-show.
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.
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?
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.
Idle the afternoon away by the bluestone cobbles at a Degraves Street or Centre Place cafe and become part of a Melbourne postcard scene.
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