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Melbourne's theatre scene offers a wealth of entertainment, from blockbuster musicals to cutting-edge performances and late-night cabaret shows.​
The Rug - Wednesday 31 October 2018 to Sunday 11 November 2018 - Performing arts

The Rug

31 Oct 2018 - 11 Nov 2018, La Mama Inc
A twenty-first century horror show that shoves a shiv in the bulging veins on Australia's angry white neck.
Speakeasy HQ 20 Acts of Vaudeville and Burlesque - Thursday 16 August 2018 to Saturday 29 December 2018 - Performing arts

Speakeasy HQ 20 Acts of Vaudeville and Burlesque

16 Aug 2018 - 29 Dec 2018, Speakeasy HQ
Immerse yourself in a 1920s-style vaudeville bar and theatre with 20 fast-paced live jazz, stand-up, circus, cabaret and burlesque acts!
One and The Other - Wednesday 17 October 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 - Performing arts

One and The Other

17 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018, La Mama Inc
Batton and Broadway reunite to produce a show that irreverently slips between circus, theatre, clown and vaudeville.
Beasts - Wednesday 19 September 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 - Performing arts


19 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018, La Mama Inc
Beasts is inspired by the acclaimed play Las Brutas by Chilean playwright Juan Radrigan, based on the true story of the three Quispe Cardozo sisters.
Bells and Whistles - Wednesday 22 August 2018 to Sunday 02 September 2018 - Performing arts

Bells and Whistles

22 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018, Trades Hall
This tragic comic musical conversation between three sisters and an audience is presented as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival.
West Side Story - Saturday 06 April 2019 to Saturday 27 April 2019 - Performing arts

West Side Story

6 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019, Arts Centre Melbourne
This modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet is hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time!
Love Me or Leave Me – The Nina Simone Story - Saturday 10 November 2018, 6:30pm to 8pm - Performing arts

Love Me or Leave Me – The Nina Simone Story

10 Nov 2018, Speakeasy HQ
See a stunning portrayal of the brilliant and beautiful Nina Simone in a tribute performance by Australian cabaret veteran, Christine Manetta.
Madiba the Musical - Wednesday 03 October 2018 to Friday 26 October 2018 - Performing arts

Madiba the Musical

3 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018, Comedy Theatre
Madiba the Musical is a powerful and inspiring celebration of the visionary South African leader, Nelson Mandela.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong - Wednesday 19 December 2018 to Sunday 06 January 2019 - Performing arts

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

19 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019, Arts Centre Melbourne
Following hot on the heels of the box-office hit The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre presents its triumphant disaster, Peter Pan Goes Wrong.
Dames and Divas – Nina Simone to Aretha Franklin - Saturday 17 November 2018 to Saturday 08 December 2018 - Performing arts

Dames and Divas – Nina Simone to Aretha Franklin

17 Nov 2018 - 8 Dec 2018, Speakeasy HQ
Melbourne soul vocalist Christine Manetta presents songs from the great women of jazz, blues and soul, from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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