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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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Major performances

Image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Wed 16 Jan 2019 to Sun 12 Jul 2020
Experience the magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two.
Image of Billy Elliot the Musical
Thu 20 Feb 2020 to Sat 30 May 2020
Be inspired. Be electrified. Billy Elliot the Musical is coming to Melbourne's Regent Theatre!
Image of Come From Away
Wed 03 Jul 2019 to Sun 08 Mar 2020
Don't miss this new Broadway musical that tells the true 9/11 story of thousands of stranded passengers and the Newfoundland town that welcomed them.
Image of War Horse
Fri 10 Jan 2020 to Sat 08 Feb 2020
War Horse, the unforgettable theatrical event from the National Theatre of Great Britain, is returning to Melbourne in February 2020.
Image of Chicago
Sat 14 Dec 2019 to Sun 23 Feb 2020
A universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, Chicago has one show-stopping song after another and the slickest dancing in town.
Image of Hamlet - The Australian Shakespeare Company
Fri 20 Dec 2019 to Sun 09 Feb 2020
The Australian Shakespeare Company's 'Under the Stars' program presents Hamlet, arguably the greatest tragedy in English theatre.
Image of Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
Thu 12 Mar 2020 to Sun 26 Apr 2020
Cirque du Soleil's brand new show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities is set to tour Melbourne from March 2020 under the new grey and white Big Top.
Image of Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wed 25 Mar 2020 to Sun 19 Apr 2020
The lights of Melbourne shine a little bit brighter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town!

 All performances

Essentially Ella Fitzgerald with Meg Hickey - Tuesday 21 January 2020, 7pm to 8pm - Performing arts

Essentially Ella Fitzgerald with Meg Hickey

21 Jan 2020, Speakeasy HQ
Enjoy the stunning songs of Ella Fitzgerald performed with live piano by cabaret sensation Meg Hickey.
Open Mic Musical Jamboree  - Wednesday 08 January 2020 to Wednesday 26 February 2020 - Performing arts

Open Mic Musical Jamboree

8 Jan 2020 - 26 Feb 2020, Speakeasy HQ
Bring your trumpet, sound out a song or play the upright piano, the musical jamboree open mic is back.
La Mama Cabaretica February - Friday 07 February 2020, 10pm to 11:30pm - Performing arts

La Mama Cabaretica February

7 Feb 2020, La Mama Courthouse
As the latest addition to the sisterhood of La Mama's monthly/seasonal events, La Mama Cabaretica provides a vivid celebration of the cabaret scene.
La Mama Poetica March - Tuesday 17 March 2020, 7:30pm to 10pm - Performing arts

La Mama Poetica March

17 Mar 2020, La Mama Courthouse
La Mama Poetica is a night of some of the best spoken word and poetry that Melbourne has to offer.
La Mama Musica March - Monday 16 March 2020, 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Performing arts

La Mama Musica March

16 Mar 2020, La Mama Courthouse
Music vs the algorithm
Rehearsal for Death - Thursday 06 February 2020 to Sunday 09 February 2020 - Performing arts

Rehearsal for Death

6 Feb 2020 - 9 Feb 2020, La Mama Courthouse
Rehearsal for Death is a glorious exploration of life's only certainty: death.
Clara: Sex, Love and Classical Music - Tuesday 18 February 2020 to Sunday 23 February 2020 - Performing arts

Clara: Sex, Love and Classical Music

18 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020, La Mama Courthouse
Clara is the story of a feminist icon and ground-breaking classical composer, Clara Schumann. No, not Robert Schumann – Clara Schumann!
Homophonic! - Thursday 30 January 2020 to Saturday 01 February 2020 - Performing arts


30 Jan 2020 - 1 Feb 2020, La Mama Courthouse
Back for a ninth fabulous year, Homophonic! is bringing the disco ball to the concert hall, celebrating amazing sounds of todays LGBTIQ+ composers.
The Circle - Tuesday 21 January 2020 to Sunday 26 January 2020 - Performing arts

The Circle

21 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020, La Mama Courthouse
Elder Gods, murder and true love – a feel-good romance.
Into the Woods - Wednesday 16 September 2020 to Saturday 26 September 2020 - Performing arts

Into the Woods

16 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020, Meat Market
This classic musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine comes to Meat Market in September 2020.

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