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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

Rolling Thunder Vietnam - Wednesday 25 March 2020, 3pm to 5:30pm, 8pm to 10:30pm - Performing arts

Rolling Thunder Vietnam

25 Mar 2020, Hamer Hall
Rolling Thunder Vietnam is an epic journey of love, loss, bravery and faith.
K-Box - Friday 29 May 2020 to Sunday 21 June 2020 - Performing arts


29 May 2020 - 21 Jun 2020, Malthouse Theatre
A 30-something Korean adoptee finds the raucous and riotous side of family in this surreal comedy.
Prima Facie - Wednesday 16 September 2020 to Sunday 04 October 2020 - Performing arts

Prima Facie

16 Sep 2020 - 4 Oct 2020, Malthouse Theatre
Young and super smart, Tessa is a defence barrister who has mastered the steely facade needed to be a winner. Things look good from the top.
Grey Arias - Thursday 26 March 2020 to Sunday 19 April 2020 - Performing arts

Grey Arias

26 Mar 2020 - 19 Apr 2020, Malthouse Theatre
Between big show numbers, the two protagonists spring rhetorical traps designed to catch any who overstep the blurred lines of political correctness.
Loaded - Friday 30 October 2020 to Sunday 22 November 2020 - Performing arts


30 Oct 2020 - 22 Nov 2020, Malthouse Theatre
Ari is 19, unemployed and aimless. He doesn't want to be gay. He doesn’t want to be Greek. He doesn’t want to be anything.
Macbeth (This Ignorant Present) - Saturday 09 May 2020 to Sunday 31 May 2020 - Performing arts

Macbeth (This Ignorant Present)

9 May 2020 - 31 May 2020, Malthouse Theatre
Far from Scotland, a man tinkering in his cellar has assembled a cage-like contraption from hoarded junk, where something wicked is being stirred up.
Go to Hell - Friday 09 October 2020 to Sunday 25 October 2020 - Performing arts

Go to Hell

9 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020, Malthouse Theatre
This exhilarating live show is part rock concert, part cinema and part prayer to the wild side.
The Importance of Being Earnest - Friday 14 February 2020 to Sunday 08 March 2020 - Performing arts

The Importance of Being Earnest

14 Feb 2020 - 8 Mar 2020, Malthouse Theatre
In Oscar Wilde’s most famous comedy of lies, Jack and Algy thrive in double lives (as Ernest) to find the lover they desire (in earnest).
Is This a Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription - Thursday 02 July 2020 to Sunday 19 July 2020 - Performing arts

Is This a Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription

2 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020, Malthouse Theatre
The true FBI story of Reality Winner: yoga teacher, cat lover, national security threat.
Do Not Go Gentle... - Friday 10 July 2020 to Sunday 02 August 2020 - Performing arts

Do Not Go Gentle...

10 Jul 2020 - 2 Aug 2020, Malthouse Theatre
Director Susie Dee and playwright Patricia Cornelius continue their 30-year collaboration with this epic odyssey packed with drama and emotion.

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