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Theatre & musicals

Immerse yourself in Victoria's culture through its ever-expanding calendar of theatrical and musical performances. Come with family and friends and make a night of it, experiencing original work or singing along to your favourite blockbuster productions. Check out productions across the state, everywhere from historic theatres and cutting-edge performance spaces to iconic regional venues that showcase local works.

Big bright city lights
Contemporary theatrical works abound at The Arts Centre and Malthouse Theatre. Situated in Melbourne's arts precinct, a night at these theatres means treating yourself to international hits and bold new works that push the creative envelope.

Regional treasures
Explore the depth of regional talent in one of the many theatres across Victoria. The Mildura Arts Centre and Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre host both original productions and commissioned works that will entertain theatre buffs, young and old alike. Meanwhile, Ballarat's Her Majesty's Theatre and the Albury Entertainment Centre play host to a diverse program of national and international touring shows.

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Melbourne plays & musicals

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 7 Jun 2015

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.

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

20 Feb - 10 May 2015

Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.

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Endgame

Endgame

21 Mar - 25 Apr 2015

Returning to Melbourne Theatre Company following his triumph in 'Red', Colin Friels commands the stage in Samuel Beckett's renowned black burlesque...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

23 Mar - 2 Apr 2015

One of the most-read and iconic children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience...

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Avenue Q

Avenue Q

25 Mar - 11 Apr 2015

‘Winner of the Tony® TRIPLE CROWN for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. This...

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Meme Girls

Meme Girls

8 Apr - 2 May 2015

At Malthouse Theatre, Meme Girls construct their identities in real time - and demand an audience. Experience the sort of post-gender,...

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Forever City

Forever City

16 - 19 Apr 2015

There's been another mysterious plane crash and no one knows what it means. All they know is that they can't be sure that everything's okay. A washed...

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Black Diggers by Tom Wright

Black Diggers by Tom Wright

22 - 26 Apr 2015

Black Diggers places real people behind the untold stories and unseen faces of our forgotten Indigenous ANZACS. Described by The Guardian as 'a new...

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Timeshare

Timeshare

23 Apr - 17 May 2015

Straddling the International Date Line, Paradise was once a history-themed retreat providing the ultimate in glory-day getaways. Unfortunately, the...

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The Great Gatsby Dance Spectacular

The Great Gatsby Dance Spectacular

2 May 2015

Latin Evolution presents The Great Gatsby Dance Spectacular. Discover the heady, indulgent days of New York's Long Island during the glamorous 1920s...

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Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage

1 - 5 Apr 2015, 8 - 12 Apr 2015, 15 - 19 Apr 2015, 22 - 26 Apr 2015

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage returns to Melbourne for the first time for a 10th Anniversary Tour. An unprecedented live experience,...

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The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

15 May - 27 Jun 2015

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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Opera Australia's Madama Butterfly

Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne - Madama Butterfly

4 May 2015, 6 May 2015, 9 May 2015, 12 May 2015

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...

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Anything Goes

31 May - 20 Jun 2015

Australia's hottest new creative team, Helpmann Award-winning Dean Bryan and Andrew Hallsworth stage a brand new production of Cole Porter's...

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

31 May - 19 Jul 2015

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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North by Northwest

North by Northwest

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...

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Birdland

Birdland

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...

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Love and Information

Love and Information

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...

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The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

12 Jun - 5 Jul 2015

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...

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Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

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....

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I Am a Miracle

I Am a Miracle

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...

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The Weir

The Weir

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...

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Antigone

Antigone

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....

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Legends!

Legends!

2 - 20 Sep 2015

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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They Saw a Thylacine

They Saw a Thylacine

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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Melbourne Fringe 2014

Melbourne Fringe Festival

16 Sep - 4 Oct 2015

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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The Listies Ruin Xmas

The Listies Ruin Xmas

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...

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Regional plays & musicals

Ned - A New Australian Musical

Ned - A New Australian Musical

22 - 31 May 2015

An Ordinary Man, an Extraordinary Legend. The legendary tale of Ned Kelly springs into life in this exhilarating new Australian Musical by composer...

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Great Songs of the War Years

Great Songs of the War Years

8 May 2015

To mark the centenary of the first ANZAC day, Promac Productions presents their new show 'Great Songs of the War Years'. This show highlights Opera...

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Galen Catholic College Presents High School Musical

Galen Catholic College Presents Grease

30 Apr - 2 May 2015

Thursday 30 April at 7. 30pm Friday 1 May at 7. 30pm Saturday 2 May at 1. 30pm (Matinee) and 7. 30pm Members of the Burger Palace Boys led by Danny...

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Pants Down Circus ROCK!

Pants Down Circus ROCK!

8 - 9 Apr 2015

Big Hair, Big Tricks, Big Air Guitar One Awesome Show, perfect for the whole family. It's a long way to the top, the big top, and these guys are...

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