From hidden laneway events to epic pop-ups, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out. Put these events and adventures in your diary for the ultimate night out.
Free night-time fun
Theatre & musicals
Grease the Musical
Grease returns to the Australian stage in a new, multi-million dollar live production.
Chicago the Musical
With a glittering score including All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago is back.
Rent: The Musical
Don't miss your chance to discover the show that took Broadway by storm.
The Rocky Horror Show
The iconic Rock 'N' Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show is back by phenomenal demand.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
The inspiring life story of the Queen of Rock, who didn’t just break the rules – she rewrote them.
Carnival of Karactors
A monthly cabaret show featuring sexy and silly circus artists, comedians and burlesque performers.
The Australian Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A madcap magical tale from The Australian Ballet.
Groundhog Day the Musical
This brilliant new production, based on the classic movie plays exclusively in Melbourne.
More evening events to book right now
The immersive Melbourne hit returns to transform Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne after dark.
A festival of new art, music and performance held each June in the heart of Naarm/Melbourne.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Load up on laughs and celebrate the fun, the fearless, the rebellious and the ridiculous.
Bjorn Again: Reliving ABBA at the Bowl in 1977
Prepare for a night of sheer nostalgia as Bjorn Again takes centre stage.
Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema is back for another season under the stars.
Nocturnal: Museum After Dark
Step into a world of wonder at an after-hours Melbourne Museum experience just for adults.
Melbourne's best drag shows and queer-friendly venues
Find burlesque life drawing, cabaret and the best queer-friendly venues in Melbourne.
Guided paddling tours through Melbourne along the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour.
Sea Shanties and Folk Songs
Join this weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Explore the life of the visionary artist, inventor, scientist and philosopher, at THE LUME.
Melbourne Celtic Festival
Get your mates together to enjoy a stellar line-up of Celtic musicians on St Paddy's Day Weekend.
City Lights Cruises
Embark on an enchanting Yarra River journey as you indulge in the captivating City Lights Cruise.
Where to eat and drink after dark
The ultimate guide to late-night dining in Melbourne
These late-night venues and iconic restaurants are best visited well after dark.
The best pre- and post-theatre dining in Melbourne
Fuel up before a big show or extend your city visit at these local eateries.
Melbourne’s most romantic date-night restaurants
Find the best restaurants to book for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just because.
Melbourne's best rooftop bars
Schedule in a rooftop sesh at Morris House, Good Heavens, Fable, Ocean 12 and more.
Melbourne's best cafes that open late
These Melbourne cafes are open late for evening coffee runs.
After dark dessert bars
Discover Melbourne's best cakes, cocktails and sweet treats after the lights go down.
The best first date bars in Melbourne
These cute hidden gems and fun date-night spots will give you something to talk about.
Unique first date ideas in Melbourne
Ban boring dates with these cute night spots and fun activities for two.
The best late-night bars and music venues in Melbourne
Find intimate vinyl bars, iconic band rooms and live music bars open late.
Curious pairs bold concoctions with a menu of small bites and sharing plates.
One of Melbourne’s longest established and best-known Greek restaurants.
Late night bar and brasserie serving cocktails, wine and French comfort food.
Serving unfussy, home-style Italian food to a late-night crowd since 1947.
Gimlet at Cavendish House
An elegant cocktail bar and dining room from renowned chef Andrew McConnell.
Bodega is a late night taqueria and underground mezcaleria in the basement of the Crossley Hotel.
Dragon Hot Pot
Choose your base stock, then pick from over 100 fresh ingredients to make your own unique hotpot.
The George on Collins
An up-market basement venue and eatery within the historic Georges building.
The Carlton Club Hotel
Offers a rooftop bar, dining, a cocktail bar and nightclub, right in the heart of the city.
Johnny's Green Room
A rooftop bar above King & Godfree with great views, tunes and Italian inspired food and drinks.
Flower Drum Restaurant
An iconic upscale Cantonese restaurant serving delicious food.
Last updated on Mon 12 Feb 2024
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