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

 Jacoténe by Candlelight

Jacoténe by Candlelight

Join Jacoténe for a night of soulful songs, by candlelight at Fed Square.

Summer Night Market
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Summer Night Market

Unforgettable balmy moments as the Summer Night Market returns to Queen Vic Market!

Theatre & musicals

Grease the Musical
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Grease the Musical

Grease returns to the Australian stage in a new, multi-million dollar live production.

Chicago the Musical

Chicago the Musical

With a glittering score including All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago is back.

Rent: The Musical
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Rent: The Musical

Don't miss your chance to discover the show that took Broadway by storm.

The Rocky Horror Show
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The Rocky Horror Show

The iconic Rock 'N' Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show is back by phenomenal demand.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

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
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Carnival of Karactors

A monthly cabaret show featuring sexy and silly circus artists, comedians and burlesque performers.

Groundhog Day the Musical
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Groundhog Day the Musical

This brilliant new production, based on the classic movie plays exclusively in Melbourne.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing draws on pop music, rock imagery and sitcom.

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Lightscape

Lightscape

The immersive Melbourne hit returns to transform Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne after dark.

RISING

RISING

A festival of new art, music and performance held each June in the heart of Naarm/Melbourne.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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

Bjorn Again: Reliving ABBA at the Bowl in 1977

Prepare for a night of sheer nostalgia as Bjorn Again takes centre stage.

Moonlight Cinema
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Moonlight Cinema

Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema is back for another season under the stars.

Nocturnal: Museum After Dark
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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

Melbourne's best drag shows and queer-friendly venues

Find burlesque life drawing, cabaret and the best queer-friendly venues in Melbourne.

Kayak Melbourne

Kayak Melbourne

Guided paddling tours through Melbourne along the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour.

Sea Shanties and Folk Songs
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Sea Shanties and Folk Songs

Join this weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

Explore the life of the visionary artist, inventor, scientist and philosopher, at THE LUME.

Melbourne Celtic Festival

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
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City Lights Cruises

Embark on an enchanting Yarra River journey as you indulge in the captivating City Lights Cruise.

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour
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Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Take a spine-chilling journey back in time and explore the rich paranormal realm of Old Melbourne.

Where to eat and drink after dark

The ultimate guide to late-night dining in Melbourne

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

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

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

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

Melbourne's best cafes that open late

These Melbourne cafes are open late for evening coffee runs.

After dark dessert bars

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

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

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

The best late-night bars and music venues in Melbourne

Find intimate vinyl bars, iconic band rooms and live music bars open late.

Curious

Curious

Curious pairs bold concoctions with a menu of small bites and sharing plates.

Stalactites Restaurant

Stalactites Restaurant

One of Melbourne’s longest established and best-known Greek restaurants.

Bar Margaux

Bar Margaux

Late night bar and brasserie serving cocktails, wine and French comfort food.

Waiters Restaurant

Waiters Restaurant

Serving unfussy, home-style Italian food to a late-night crowd since 1947.

Gimlet at Cavendish House

Gimlet at Cavendish House

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

Bodega Underground

Bodega Underground

Bodega is a late night taqueria and underground mezcaleria in the basement of the Crossley Hotel.

Dragon Hot Pot

Dragon Hot Pot

Choose your base stock, then pick from over 100 fresh ingredients to make your own unique hotpot.

The George on Collins

The George on Collins

An up-market basement venue and eatery within the historic Georges building.

The Carlton Club Hotel

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

Johnny's Green Room

A rooftop bar above King & Godfree with great views, tunes and Italian inspired food and drinks.

Flower Drum Restaurant

Flower Drum Restaurant

An iconic upscale Cantonese restaurant serving delicious food.

Nightlife

Nightlife

Dance the night away, sip cocktails in a stylish bar or catch some live music.​

Last updated on Mon 12 Feb 2024

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