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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.​
Survival Skills for Desperate Times - Saturday 07 October 2017 to Sunday 08 October 2017 - Performing arts

Survival Skills for Desperate Times

7 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017, Arts House
Arts House will transform into an urban survival camp, where 18 artists and creative camp-leaders will share their passion and skills.
We Are Lightning! - Wednesday 06 December 2017 to Sunday 10 December 2017 - Performing arts

We Are Lightning!

6 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017, Arts House
We Are Lightning! is a darkly comic work that reflects on the communal spaces where people express themselves.
Rooman - Tuesday 21 November 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017 - Performing arts


21 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017, Arts House
Rooman is a visual-musical extravaganza about following your dreams, waking up, and living.
New Shoots - Sunday 03 September 2017, 2:30pm to 4pm - Performing arts

New Shoots

3 Sep 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
New Shoots celebrates and cultivates poems inspired by plants and place to deepen creative and cultural connections with nature.
Sideliners: Live Taping - Friday 30 June 2017 to Friday 06 October 2017 - Performing arts

Sideliners: Live Taping

30 Jun 2017 - 6 Oct 2017, ABC Studios
Be a part of the audience for a live taping of Sideliners, ABC's new sports and entertainment show.
The Children’s Party  - Sunday 24 September 2017, 4pm to 5:10pm - Performing arts

The Children’s Party

24 Sep 2017, Arts House
The Children's Party is hitting the campaign trail during the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival, as Australia's first child-led political party.
Assembly Operation - Tuesday 05 September 2017 to Saturday 09 September 2017 - Performing arts

Assembly Operation

5 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017, Arts House
Speak Percussion draw on the visual and the sonic to extract music from everyday objects.
Nightdance - Thursday 24 August 2017 to Sunday 27 August 2017 - Performing arts


24 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017, Arts House
Australian and Berlin-based choreographer and performer Melanie Lane coaxes us off the couch and into the club her new work.
Pile of Bones  - Tuesday 15 August 2017 to Saturday 19 August 2017 - Performing arts

Pile of Bones

15 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017, Arts House
This new dance work by the Stephanie Lake Company examines love, suppression, mutation and the uprising of inner demons and angels.
Sonic Hieroglyphs  - Saturday 29 July 2017 to Sunday 30 July 2017 - Performing arts

Sonic Hieroglyphs

29 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017, Arts House
Join the artist in her re-constructed lounge room as she live-transcribes visitors' conversations into Western music scores and Rwandan hieroglyphs.

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