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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

 
Sweetie - Monday 27 January 2020 to Saturday 01 February 2020 - Performing arts

Sweetie

27 Jan 2020 - 1 Feb 2020, The Butterfly Club
Midsumma in Melbourne is about to get sweaty at The Butterfly Club with Chloe Perrett's one-woman show.
Man Up! - Wednesday 22 January 2020 to Saturday 25 January 2020 - Performing arts

Man Up!

22 Jan 2020 - 25 Jan 2020, Meat Market
This performance explores current societal views and norms around the way men behave and questions where men and masculinity are headed.
The Doo Ron Rons – The Ultimate 50s Vintage Cabaret - Saturday 30 November 2019 to Wednesday 29 April 2020 - Performing arts

The Doo Ron Rons – The Ultimate 50s Vintage Cabaret

30 Nov 2019 - 29 Apr 2020, Speakeasy HQ
The Ronettes, the Pointer Sisters and more come to life with this fun, retro show with vintage-loving identical twins, Amy and Mel Audrey.
David Suchet - Poirot and More: A Retrospective - Saturday 25 January 2020 to Thursday 13 February 2020 - Performing arts

David Suchet - Poirot and More: A Retrospective

25 Jan 2020 - 13 Feb 2020, Hamer Hall
Join in a conversation with the man, the actor and his many roles in an unmistakably unique event, David Suchet - Poirot and More: A Retrospective.
Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands  - Wednesday 26 February 2020 to Saturday 29 February 2020 - Performing arts

Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands

26 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020, Arts House
Cross a high-octane Filipino action film with a roof-raising musical packed with powerhouse hits: there's no preparing for what comes next.
What is Chinese? By Xiao Ke and Zi Han  - Thursday 20 February 2020 to Saturday 29 February 2020 - Performing arts

What is Chinese? By Xiao Ke and Zi Han

20 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020, Arts House
A country, a culture, a community, or an identity - What is Chinese? is part documentary, part performance and part installation.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Wednesday 16 January 2019 to Sunday 12 July 2020 - Performing arts

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

16 Jan 2019 - 12 Jul 2020, Princess Theatre
Experience the magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two.
The Wind in the Willows  - Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Sunday 26 January 2020 - Performing arts

The Wind in the Willows

24 Dec 2019 - 26 Jan 2020, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Full of laughs and surprises for kids and adults alike, 'The Wind in the Willows' is interactive theatre at its best.
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.

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