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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

 
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.
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.
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.
A O Lang Pho - Thursday 27 February 2020 to Saturday 29 February 2020 - Performing arts

A O Lang Pho

27 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020, Arts Centre Melbourne
Enthralling bamboo circus that fuses daring acrobatics, contemporary dance, live music and theatre magic to convey the beauty of Vietnamese culture.
Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities - Thursday 12 March 2020 to Sunday 26 April 2020 - Performing arts

Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

12 Mar 2020 - 26 Apr 2020, Flemington Racecourse
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.
Burlesque Magnifique - Friday 08 November 2019 to Saturday 01 February 2020 - Performing arts

Burlesque Magnifique

8 Nov 2019 - 1 Feb 2020, Speakeasy HQ
Witness stunning, live burlesque performed in Australia's most lavish vaudeville & Burlesque theatre, presented in an 1856 Edwardian gold rush bank!
A Midsummer Day Dream – Shakespeare Workshop - Monday 13 January 2020 to Saturday 25 January 2020 - Performing arts

A Midsummer Day Dream – Shakespeare Workshop

13 Jan 2020 - 25 Jan 2020, The Greek Centre
Participants will rehearse the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and take part in a number of drama games and improvisation-based workshops.
The Commonwealth of Kekistan  - Monday 17 February 2020 to Saturday 22 February 2020 - Performing arts

The Commonwealth of Kekistan

17 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020, The Butterfly Club
Welcome to the Commonwealth of Kekistan, a nation founded on right-wing principles.
Valentine's Vaudeville and Burlesque  - Thursday 14 February 2019 to Thursday 20 February 2020 - Performing arts

Valentine's Vaudeville and Burlesque

14 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2020, Speakeasy HQ
This Valentine's Day, treat your significant other to a night of live comedy, jazz, cabaret and burlesque.
Louis Theroux Without Limits - Sunday 19 January 2020, 1pm to 3:30pm, 6pm to 8:30pm - Performing arts

Louis Theroux Without Limits

19 Jan 2020, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The king of documentaries, Louis Theroux, returns to the Australian stage with a brand-new show, Louis Theroux Without Limits.

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