From hidden laneway events to pop-up ice skating, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out. Put these events and adventures in your diary for the ultimate night out. Driving in? More than 30 city carparks are offering $5 parking, book ahead to score.

Free night-time fun

16 Apr - 31 Dec

Chinatown Melbourne Market

Enjoy hawker-style laneway dining in the heart of Melbourne.

29 Apr - 31 Oct

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that are being transformed by over 80 creatives.

18 Aug - 19 Jan

Old and Rare Wines

An exclusive opportunity to sample old and rare wines with a sommelier.

After dark events to book right now

3 Nov - 27 Mar

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

8 Nov - 23 Jan

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

2 Nov - 27 Feb

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

22 Jan - 24 Dec

Main Stage at Comedy Republic

Featuring festival favourites, gala gods and local stars.

8 Jul - 30 Jun

Dark Melbourne Ghost Tour

Uncover the dark criminal history and the true crimes that shook Melbourne to its core.

Late night drinking and dining

Gimlet at Cavendish House

An elegant cocktail bar and dining room from renowned chef Andrew McConnell.

Nick & Nora's Melbourne

A cocktail and champagne bar with a decadent menu that includes oysters and caviar.

The Toff in Town

A boutique bar and bandroom offering late-night dining in train carriage booths.

Butchers Diner

Diner and takeaway joint serving burgers, steaks, and rotating daily specials.

Last updated on Wed 14 Jul 2021

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26 Oct - 7 Nov

Hannah Gadsby: Body Of Work

A brand new stand up show from the mesmerising Hannah Gadsby.

23 Nov - 12 Dec

Friends! The Musical Parody

Celebrate the misadventures of our favourite 20-something pals in life, work and love in 1990s NYC.

13 Sep - 22 Oct

Ghost Stories

The international stage phenomenon and hit West End play comes to Melbourne in 2022.

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La Tricolor Latin Party

Enjoy the best Latin hits with a lineup of reggaeton, salsa, merengue and bachata DJs.