Whether you're into opera, contemporary dance or live music, stand-up comedy or performance art, Melbourne's cultural calendar is packed with concerts, plays, gigs, festivals and openings to keep you entertained and challenged all year round.
Hooked on classics
Spend a summer night at the Myer Music Bowl with the renowned Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, visit the new Melbourne Recital Centre to hear some of the finest soloists and ensemble groups from around the world, or experience the wonder and intensity of Opera Australia's productions.
Bright lights, big city
Be dazzled by circus and cabaret, and laugh it up at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – one of the largest of comedy festivals in the world. Celebrate music and performing arts in all its forms in October, at the Melbourne International Arts Festival or uncover new talent at the Fringe.