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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 - 26 Jul 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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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

30 Jun - 5 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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MTC's 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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The Merry Widow From Bluegum Creek

3 - 11 Jul 2015

Based on the original operetta Merry Widow by Franz Lehar, and featuring an identical score, the Bluegum Widow has a distinctly Australian flavour....

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Saltwater

Saltwater

1 - 5 Jul 2015, 7 - 12 Jul 2015

Saltwater invites you into an evening of storytelling, conversations and food. In a quick turnaround, Jamie finds herself married and migrated. To...

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A Nightmare On Dance Street

11 Jul 2015

From the people that brought you last year's sold out smash hit, Once Upon A Time: A Fairy Tale Fusion of Dance, prepare to be thrilled, chilled and...

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Letters Home

Letters Home

1 - 2 Jul 2015, 4 - 6 Jul 2015, 8 Jul 2015, 11 - 12 Jul 2015

Unflinchingly honest, Letters Home is a new autobiographical show from Renegade Productions' Joe Lui. Director, writer and designer Joe Lui is well...

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West Side Story

West Side Story

11 - 19 Jul 2015

Inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set on New York's Upper West Side in the mid-1950s where racial and social tensions...

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Hamlet

Hamlet

14 - 25 Jul 2015

Welcome to Elsinore, a place threatened by secret tyranny where no one is safe from prying eyes and eavesdropping. All are under constant...

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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 Wisdom of Eve

The Wisdom of Eve

20 - 26 Jul 2015

Glamm Productions present: The Wisdom of Eve. What price would you pay for fame? Set in 1949 New York, this sardonic tale of narcissism and betrayal...

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Kindness

Kindness

31 Jul - 1 Aug 2015, 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

31 Jul - 1 Aug 2015, 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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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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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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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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Regional plays & musicals

Mother (Noni Hazlehurst)

Mother (Noni Hazlehurst)

30 Jul - 1 Aug 2015

I said I was a good mother. They said I was a bad mother. I didn't know what they meant. Reconnect with loved ones and enjoy some of Australia's...

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Hamlet (Bell Shakespeare)

Hamlet

27 - 28 Jul 2015

Bell Shakespeare returns to Her Majesty's with one of Shakepeare's most revered tragedies. Dark acts result in darker consequences. And there is...

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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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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

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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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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The Lost World War I Diary of Paddy Callinan

The Lost World War I Diary of Paddy Callinan

30 Jul 2015

A fresh take on the generation who travelled across the world to war and discovered along the way that it's a long way to Tipperary without a GPS....

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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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Snow White - Pantomime

Snow White - A pantomime for all ages

7 - 11 Jul 2015

The Creswick Theatre Company are performing a wonderful pantomime for the School holidays, Snow White. During the day - Bring the kids along and they...

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