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Theatre & shows

Melbourne offers a wealth of entertainment options. Catch a performance at one of Melbourne's many theatre venues – there are many great shows, musicals and plays to enjoy.
Shrine by Tim Winton - Wednesday 24 May 2017 to Sunday 18 June 2017 - Performing arts

Shrine by Tim Winton

24 May 2017 - 18 Jun 2017, Fortyfivedownstairs Inc
From the multi award-winning writer of Cloudstreet comes an otherworldly theatrical event that shines a light on the tangled bonds of one family.
Awakening by Daniel Lammin - Wednesday 10 May 2017 to Sunday 21 May 2017 - Performing arts

Awakening by Daniel Lammin

10 May 2017 - 21 May 2017, Fortyfivedownstairs Inc
Returning after its acclaimed debut season at Trades Hall in 2016, Awakening is a new adaptation of Frank Wedekind's masterpiece, Spring Awakening.
This is Eden by Emily Goddard - Thursday 27 April 2017 to Sunday 07 May 2017 - Performing arts

This is Eden by Emily Goddard

27 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017, Fortyfivedownstairs Inc
From performer and theatre maker Emily Goddard comes a dark, humorous and provocative anti-bonnet drama inspired by rebellious female convicts.
Circus Oz Model Citizens - Tuesday 20 June 2017 to Sunday 16 July 2017 - Performing arts

Circus Oz Model Citizens

20 Jun 2017 - 16 Jul 2017, Birrarung Marr
Circus Oz explodes back onto stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia in their latest high octane show, Model Citizens.
Diamonds Are For Trevor: the 80th Birthday Edition - Thursday 18 May 2017, 7pm to 11pm - Performing arts

Diamonds Are For Trevor: the 80th Birthday Edition

18 May 2017, Hamer Hall
Trevor Ashley performs his Helpmann Award-nominated show at Hamer Hall, in honour of Dame Shirley Bassey's 80th birthday!
Three Little Words - Tuesday 18 April 2017 to Saturday 27 May 2017 - Performing arts

Three Little Words

18 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017, Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)
In this acerbic comedy of manners by Joanna Murray-Smith, the cosy world of carefree coupledom is torn to shreds.
International Festival of Language and Culture - Sunday 14 May 2017, 4pm to 7pm - Performing arts

International Festival of Language and Culture

14 May 2017, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The International Festival of Language and Culture showcases the range of linguistic talents and cultural diversity from around the world.
Twin Peaks Trivia Experience - Tuesday 28 March 2017 to Tuesday 02 May 2017 - Performing arts

Twin Peaks Trivia Experience

28 Mar 2017 - 2 May 2017, The Carlton Club
Immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful world of Agent Cooper and the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer.
In The Mens - Wednesday 19 April 2017 to Sunday 30 April 2017 - Performing arts

In The Mens

19 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017, La Mama Courthouse
Wistful, poignant, startling, eccentric and hilarious, In The Mens is both a comic riot and a thorough examination of the Australian male psyche.
Carmen, Live or Dead - Tuesday 25 April 2017 to Sunday 30 April 2017 - Performing arts

Carmen, Live or Dead

25 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017, The Butterfly Club
This is the extraordinary story of Carmen Frida Leon Davidovich, the bold and irreverent love child of Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky.

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