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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

Margaret Fulton: The Musical - Tuesday 15 September 2020 to Saturday 19 September 2020 - Performing arts

Margaret Fulton: The Musical

15 Sep 2020 - 19 Sep 2020, Arts Centre Melbourne
From Margaret Fulton’s best-selling autobiography, Sang For My Supper: Memories Of A Food Writer, comes a playful stage musical.
Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird - Thursday 18 June 2020 to Saturday 20 June 2020 - Performing arts

Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird

18 Jun 2020 - 20 Jun 2020, Arts Centre Melbourne
Cabaret star Ali McGregor brings her extraordinary voice to the music of the Peruvian sensation who astounded 1950s American audiences.
Melbourne Magic Show: Impossible Occurrences - Friday 20 September 2019 to Friday 27 March 2020 - Performing arts

Melbourne Magic Show: Impossible Occurrences

20 Sep 2019 - 27 Mar 2020, Marriott Hotel Melbourne
See award-winning magician Luke Hocking's astounding displays of magic, illusion and mind-reading in this Melbourne Magic Show.
The Return - Tuesday 25 August 2020 to Sunday 20 September 2020 - Performing arts

The Return

25 Aug 2020 - 20 Sep 2020, Malthouse Theatre
From trophies of delusion to redemption.
Burlesque Showboat Harbour Cruise - Saturday 17 August 2019 to Sunday 18 October 2020 - Performing arts

Burlesque Showboat Harbour Cruise

17 Aug 2019 - 18 Oct 2020, Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat
All aboard for a fun-filled evening of entertainment, fine food and high-end acts.
Billy Elliot the Musical - Thursday 20 February 2020 to Saturday 30 May 2020 - Performing arts

Billy Elliot the Musical

20 Feb 2020 - 30 May 2020, Regent Theatre
Be inspired. Be electrified. Billy Elliot the Musical is coming to Melbourne's Regent Theatre!
Princes of the Night  - Saturday 01 June 2019 to Saturday 28 March 2020 - Performing arts

Princes of the Night

1 Jun 2019 - 28 Mar 2020, Crown Melbourne
Princes of the Night is a heart-stopping, jaw-dropping cabaret production with an outrageously good-looking cast of dancers, singers and actors.

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