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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.
Friday Night Vaudeville
21 Jul 2017 - 22 Dec 2017, Speakeasy HQ
Speakeasy HQ presents up to 20 acts of live comedy, burlesque, circus, stand-up, jazz, cabaret, tap and acrobats, every Friday night.
3 Aug 2017 - 5 Aug 2017, Fairfax Studio
Four performers battle each other inside giant sculptural machines, hoping to discover proof of free will.
Wayne Donnelly: Mirth, Mesmerism and Mayhem
18 Aug 2017, Speakeasy HQ
Hypnotist Wayne Donnelly weaves his magic with willing volunteers as he puts them under his spell to become the stars of his comedy hypnosis show.
Varietease – Vaudeville & Burlesque
14 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017, Speakeasy HQ
Friday nights are the sexiest night of the week with circus, comedy, cabaret and burlesque in the opulent Vault Theatre in Melbourne.
The Stand Up Comedy Global Tour
21 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017, Speakeasy HQ
Comedy from around the world is back again with a line-up of hilarious acts from Turkey, Ireland and America.
Tuesday Night Vaudeville and Open Mic Show
18 Jul 2017 - 29 Aug 2017, Speakeasy HQ
Every Tuesday night the Apollo Theatre stage features some of Australia's elite performers, with over 20 acts, an open mic and the burlesque finale!
Burlesque Magnifique in The Vault
17 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017, Speakeasy HQ
Witness stunning live burlesque performed within the lavish surrounds of an 1860s bank vault complete with velvet armchairs and concierge service.
27 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017, Union Theatre
Eight strangers are drawn to an impossible lake in the heart of the Mallee – connecting across cultures, across languages, across time.
24 Aug 2017 - 15 Oct 2017, Regent Theatre
Don't miss the Melbourne season of the hit musical The Bodyguard, based on the Whitney Houston movie and featuring the song I Will Always Love You.
20 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017, Arts House
This compelling collaborative work addresses Australia's history by telling the parallel stories of Indigenous Australia and newly arrived refugees.
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