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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 Winter’s Tale - Wednesday 04 March 2020 to Sunday 08 March 2020 - Performing arts

The Winter’s Tale

4 Mar 2020 - 8 Mar 2020, La Mama Courthouse
This version of The Winter’s Tale sheds light on the far-reaching impacts of colonialism in Australia and Hong Kong.
Hades Fading (Hades Memudar) - Thursday 27 February 2020 to Sunday 01 March 2020 - Performing arts

Hades Fading (Hades Memudar)

27 Feb 2020 - 1 Mar 2020, La Mama Courthouse
Hades Fading (Hades Memudar) is a vocal and visual performance re-imagining the Ancient Greek realm of Hades fading away in post-apocalyptic times.
Nineteen Twen-Tease  - Friday 25 October 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020 - Performing arts

Nineteen Twen-Tease

25 Oct 2019 - 31 Jan 2020, Speakeasy HQ
Nineteen Twen-Tease presents a variety and burlesque line-up like no other.
Varietease - Friday 04 October 2019 to Saturday 23 May 2020 - Performing arts


4 Oct 2019 - 23 May 2020, Speakeasy HQ
Varietease brings the funniest and most tantalising acts together all on the same stage with burlesque, comedy, jazz and circus.
Haiku Hangout - Saturday 01 February 2020, 11am to 4pm - Performing arts

Haiku Hangout

1 Feb 2020, Immigration Museum
Celebrate the diversity of language, and express yourself and your culture in your own words within the timeless framework of Haiku.
The Modern Jazz Rebellion  - Friday 13 December 2019 to Wednesday 18 December 2019 - Performing arts

The Modern Jazz Rebellion

13 Dec 2019 - 18 Dec 2019, Speakeasy HQ
The era of jazz from Billie Holliday to postmodern jukebox re-emerges, presented by Taylor Bradfield.
Essentially Ella Fitzgerald with Meg Hickey - Friday 22 November 2019 to Saturday 21 December 2019 - Performing arts

Essentially Ella Fitzgerald with Meg Hickey

22 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019, Speakeasy HQ
Enjoy the stunning songs of Ella Fitzgerald performed with live piano by cabaret sensation Meg Hickey.
Gene Kelly: The Legacy - Thursday 13 February 2020, 7:30pm to 10pm - Performing arts

Gene Kelly: The Legacy

13 Feb 2020, Melbourne Recital Centre
Gene Kelly’s wife and biographer Patricia Kelly shares intimate and moving moments with Gene through never seen before movie clips and memorabilia.
Soul Sisters: Funk, Glam and the 70s Jam - Saturday 07 March 2020, 8pm to 9:30pm - Performing arts

Soul Sisters: Funk, Glam and the 70s Jam

7 Mar 2020, Speakeasy HQ
Identical twins, Amy and Mel Audrey bring to life the greatest hits of the 1970s.
Hamlet - The Australian Shakespeare Company - Friday 20 December 2019 to Sunday 09 February 2020 - Performing arts

Hamlet - The Australian Shakespeare Company

20 Dec 2019 - 9 Feb 2020, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
The Australian Shakespeare Company's 'Under the Stars' program presents Hamlet, arguably the greatest tragedy in English theatre.

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