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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

Do You Hear The People Sing? - Friday 19 June 2020 to Saturday 20 June 2020 - Performing arts

Do You Hear The People Sing?

19 Jun 2020 - 20 Jun 2020, Regent Theatre
This show celebrates the songs and writers of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and more.
Berlin - Saturday 25 April 2020 to Saturday 06 June 2020 - Performing arts


25 Apr 2020 - 6 Jun 2020, Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)
In this spine-tingling romantic thriller, Joanna Murray-Smith creates a world of passion and intrigue, which asks what it really means to forgive.
Torch the Place - Saturday 08 February 2020 to Saturday 21 March 2020 - Performing arts

Torch the Place

8 Feb 2020 - 21 Mar 2020, Arts Centre Melbourne
Benjamin Law makes his playwriting debut with Torch the Place, a poignant modern comedy about finding clarity in the clutter of life.
Emerald City - Friday 06 March 2020 to Saturday 18 April 2020 - Performing arts

Emerald City

6 Mar 2020 - 18 Apr 2020, Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)
Celebrate 50 years of David Williamson's plays on the stage with an absolute classic of Australian theatre.
Home, I'm Darling - Monday 20 January 2020 to Saturday 22 February 2020 - Performing arts

Home, I'm Darling

20 Jan 2020 - 22 Feb 2020, Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)
Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling, and Judy is always looking for little ways to brighten her husband Johnny's day.
SIX the Musical - Thursday 23 April 2020 to Sunday 07 June 2020 - Performing arts

SIX the Musical

23 Apr 2020 - 7 Jun 2020, Comedy Theatre
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the microphone to tell their tales.
Twelfth Night - Thursday 13 February 2020 to Saturday 29 February 2020 - Performing arts

Twelfth Night

13 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Laugh yourself silly at the mistaken identities, practical jokes and wicked humour of Shakespeare's classic play, Twelfth Night.
Mack the Knife – The Bobby Darin Story - Tuesday 10 December 2019 to Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Performing arts

Mack the Knife – The Bobby Darin Story

10 Dec 2019 - 28 Apr 2020, Speakeasy HQ
The life of one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, Bobby Darin, is remembered in a suave, fun and memorable tuxedo croon show.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - Tuesday 31 March 2020 to Sunday 05 April 2020 - Performing arts

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

31 Mar 2020 - 5 Apr 2020, Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Sybil, Basil and Manuel invite you to dinner in this improvised, immersive dining experience.
Queens of the Damned – Prison Dinner Theatre Experience - Saturday 05 October 2019 to Saturday 13 June 2020 - Performing arts

Queens of the Damned – Prison Dinner Theatre Experience

5 Oct 2019 - 13 Jun 2020, Old Melbourne Gaol
You have been sentenced to an evening behind bars at Melbourne's most wanted night out.

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