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A child trying out virtual reality goggles at a Melbourne Knowledge Week event.
Find out what's on in May with our guide to Melbourne's biggest events, festivals, musicals and things to do.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Explore unique and free events in May flowing with innovation, creativity and technology that shape the future of our great city.

Take part in interactive workshops, dinners, events and performances for Melbourne Knowledge Week, connect with fellow dog lovers at the Dog Lovers Show (1 - 3 May), and plan your own adventure with the return of Good Beer Week (15 - 24 May).

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 Melbourne Knowledge Week
Mon 11 May 2020 to Sun 17 May 2020
Discover bold ideas, inspiring creativity and smart technologies in a week of future-focused events for curious minds of all ages.
Image of Madama Butterfly
Wed 06 May 2020 to Thu 28 May 2020
Constrained, cocooned, caught in a moment of desire, Butterfly is irresistible.
Image of Macbeth (This Ignorant Present)
Sat 09 May 2020 to Sun 31 May 2020
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.
Image of Spirit of the Dance
Wed 06 May 2020, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
International dance sensation 'Spirit of the Dance' has conquered the world and is coming to Australia in 2020.
Image of Japanese Modernism
Fri 28 Feb 2020 to Sun 04 Oct 2020
Visually inspiring art and design from this fascinating and little recognised era of Asian art.
Image of K-Box
Fri 29 May 2020 to Sun 21 Jun 2020
A 30-something Korean adoptee finds the raucous and riotous side of family in this surreal comedy.
Image of Top Arts 2020
Fri 13 Mar 2020 to Sun 12 Jul 2020
Top Arts 2020 celebrates the exceptional and thought-provoking work of VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students.
Image of Destiny Deacon
Fri 27 Mar 2020 to Sun 09 Aug 2020
Destiny Deacon is one of Australia’s boldest and most acclaimed contemporary artists. Destiny marks the artist’s first solo show in over 15 years.
Image of Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2020
Mon 04 May 2020 to Thu 07 May 2020
Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) returns to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in May 2020!
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 Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw
Fri 01 May 2020 to Sun 25 Oct 2020
Described as the enfant terrible of Australian art, Ivan Durrant is a leading exponent of photorealist painting.
Image of Lohengrin
Sat 16 May 2020 to Fri 29 May 2020
Lohengrin is a fantastical romance filled with shimmering string passages and angelic choruses.
Image of Olaf Breuning: Plans for the Planet
Fri 22 May 2020 to Sat 31 Oct 2020
Artist Olaf Breuning presents a large-scale participatory exhibition for children that plays to young people’s universal love of adventure.


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