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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

THE LION KING

The Lion King

1 Apr - 4 Oct 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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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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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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The Insomnia Project

The Insomnia Project

29 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

Sleep - the mysterious terrain of the subconscious, of healing, dreaming, renewal. Or an ever-evasive realm; barred, blocked, wreathed in anxiety,...

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The Long Red Road

30 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

The Australian premiere of The Long Red Road is coming to Melbourne. Human Sacrifice Theatre has built a reputation committed to telling truthful...

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Kindness

Kindness

3 - 9 Aug 2015

Bridget Mackey's play, Kindness, is a meditation on the pressures of modern life and the intricacies of relationships between strangers. In a...

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Yours The Face

Yours The Face

3 - 9 Aug 2015

Described as a 'theatrical tour de force' by the Adelaide Advertiser and 'the most cutting - yet subtle - commentary on objectification at this years...

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Transit Passing

5 - 8 Aug 2015

Transit Passing is a performance about identity questioning gender roles and ethics surrounding love and duty. The story keeps the audience intrigued...

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DOUBT: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

13 - 22 Aug 2015

This iconic Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play takes place at a Catholic School in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s. Sister Aloysius,...

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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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NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Nice Work If You Can Get It

15 - 23 Aug 2015

This bubbling 1920s-era musical sparkles with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and a delicious love story between a wealthy playboy and...

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Virgins and Cowboys

14 - 15 Aug 2015, 17 - 23 Aug 2015

Virgins and Cowboys, presented by Theatre Works and Motherboard Productions in partnership with the Victorian College of Arts. A sitcom reject set in...

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Grief and the Lullaby

14 - 15 Aug 2015, 17 - 23 Aug 2015

Grief and the Lullaby, presented by Theatre Works and Fabricated Rooms in partnership with the Victorian College of Arts. Unfolding across a single...

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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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Activate 2015

Activate 2015

21 Aug - 5 Sep 2015

La Trobe Student Theatre and Film presents, Activate 2015, an exciting season of contemporary plays performed on campus. The season features four...

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Price Check! The Musical

Price Check! The Musical

26 - 30 Aug 2015

Grab your shopping trolley and check-out Price Check! The Musical. This new Australian musical comedy explores the dysfunctional lives of four...

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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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Tender Napalm

Tender Napalm

3 Sep 2015

Tender Napalm is a story about two lovers, locked in a universe of their own creation, battle for control of the story of their relationship, of...

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

8 Sep - 31 Oct 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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2015 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

2015 Victorian State Schools Spectacular

12 Sep 2015

Talented young circus performers, acrobats, skaters, skippers, musicians, dancers and singers will feature in the 2015 Victorian State Schools...

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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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La Petite Mort

La Petite Mort

22 - 27 Sep 2015

Neo Radio presents La Petite Mort: rock, pop and rap re-imagined by sultry singers and a live jazz band. Don your fedora for a film noir experience...

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TANDERRUM, 2014 Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival

8 - 25 Oct 2015

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of...

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Jerry's Girls

Jerry's Girls

21 Nov - 6 Dec 2015

Created to showcase his leading ladies, this new staging of Jerry Herman's Jerry's Girls will feature the dazzling talents of twelve of Australia's...

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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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Georgy Girl, The Seekers Musical

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...

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Cats

Cats

18 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016

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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Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

7 - 29 May 2016

After a sell-out West End season, unparalleled praise from critics and audiences alike, four Olivier Award nominations, and a major United Kingdom...

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SOM Cast

Sound of Music

19 May - 31 Jul 2016

Following its record-breaking run at the London Palladium, the world's best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to Australia. Returning to...

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The original Broadway cast of Kinky Boots. Image: Matthew Murphy

Kinky Boots Australia

18 Oct 2016 - 1 Jan 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

Kinky Boots is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit and it's coming to Melbourne in October 2016! Featuring music by Grammy® and Tony® winning...

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Regional plays & musicals

Shakespeare on the River Festival

Shakespeare on the River Festival

7 May 2016

The annual Shakespeare on the River Festival runs each April or May in Stratford, Australia. The festival has created an enduring arts legacy for...

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A Street Car Named Desire

A Street Car Named Desire

30 - 31 Oct 2015

Tensions and desires swirl in this gripping dance drama created by award-winning choreographer, Tim Podesta, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play...

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Faulty Towers the Dining Experience @ Cleveland Winery

Faulty Towers at Cleveland Winery

29 Aug 2015, 5 Dec 2015, 19 Dec 2015

With great response to the Faulty Towers at Cleveland Winery, a new show has been announced. Book now and experience the chaos. Faulty Towers the...

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Drowning in Veronica Lake

Drowning in Veronica Lake

5 Aug 2015

In 1940's Veronica Lake set the standard for self-destructive celebrities. She took tea with Eleanor Roosevelt, piloted her own plane from coast to...

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Hot August Night and Me - A Neil Diamond Story

Hot August Night and Me - A Neil Diamond Story

8 Aug 2015

In Hot August Night and Me - A Neil Diamond Story, Dominic Finley fills your night with interesting stories about how the songs were created and of...

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Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life

Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life

23 Aug 2015

Mother, Wife and The Complicated Life is a funny, poignant and endearing show that will make you laugh, cry and leave you feeling like your...

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Sex with Strangers

Sex with Strangers

13 Aug 2015

Starring Tottie Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson, Sex with Strangers is dark, sexy and funny. Sex with Strangers makes timely and insightful observations...

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Drowning in Veronica Lake

Drowning in Veronica Lake

8 Aug 2015

In 1940s Hollywood, Veronica Lake set the standard for self-destructive celebrities. Smart, sexy, and typecast early in her career as the ice-cool...

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Stars of Track and Field

Stars of Track and Field

5 Aug 2015

Faye met Alberto when dancing was their favourite pastime and Faye's dream of being a track star was full of promise. Now Faye struggles to get off...

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This Is Eden

This Is Eden

11 - 15 Aug 2015

1839, Cascades Female Factory in Hobart Town. In a solitary cell, on the edge of survival, at the bottom of the world, a "sleek little savage" waits...

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Grease - The Musical

13 - 15 Aug 2015

Balcombe Grammar School proudly presents the rock n' roll classic, Grease. Grease was written in 1971 by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Set in 1959 at...

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Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country

Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country

16 Sep 2015, 18 Sep 2015

In 1881, the people of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station took on the Board for the Protection of Aborigines in a fight for justice, dignity and...

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