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. Then claim back 25% of your bill on eligible entertainment experiences.

Free night-time fun

1 Jun - 31 Aug

Winter Night Market

The Winter Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market.

1 Jun - 12 Jun

Monochord

During RISING, see a powerful laser beam burn above the Birrarung (Yarra River).

The ultimate guide to Flash Forward

Explore Melbourne's iconic laneways and discover stunning new street art.

The ultimate neon tour of Melbourne

Explore the city’s most iconic light displays

Late-night events to book right now

24 Jun - 7 Aug

Lightscape

Lightscape takes audiences on a journey of light and sound through Melbourne's Botanic Gardens.

1 Jun - 12 Jun

RISING

A surge of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne.

16 Mar - 18 Sep

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

22 Oct - 31 Aug

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

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

8 Nov - 12 Jun

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

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

The ultimate theatre guide to Melbourne

What's on in Melbourne's theatres, clubs, cabaret bars and comedy spots.

29 Apr - 29 May

Girl From The North Country

An uplifting story of American life in 1934 Minnesota.

5 Jun - 17 Jul

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Vanity, nihilism and sensuality collide. Oscar Wilde’s classic, reimagined for the 21st century.

13 May - 20 May

Hangman’s Night Tour

Stay brave as you take a guided night tour through Old Melbourne Gaol.

14 Oct - 23 Oct

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Showcasing the best of international and local jazz culture.

Where to eat and drink after hours

After dark dessert bars

Discover Melbourne's best cakes, cocktails and sweet treats after the lights go down.

Melbourne's best cafes that open late

These Melbourne cafes are open late for evening coffee runs.

The ultimate guide to late-night dining in Melbourne

These late-night venues and iconic restaurants are best visited well after dark.

Bar Margaux

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

Last updated on Mon 2 May 2022

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27 Jun - 9 Jul

The Melbourne Magic Festival

Casting its spell with performances and workshops for all ages this winter.

1 Jun - 12 Jun

Golden Square

Art, empire, identity and spirituality overlap in Chinatown. Reach the roof and raise a glass.

7 reasons to leave work on time

Get the best happy hour deals, cheap tickets to amazing shows and more.

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The ultimate guide to RISING

What to see at Melbourne's epic winter festival

What's on in Melbourne this week

From outdoor movies to pop-up dining, pack your calendar with these top events.

1 Nov - 30 Jun

THE LUME Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.

1 Jun - 19 Jun

Kaleidoscope

A mesmerising symphony of light, sound and joy, staged in a breathtaking mirror maze.