The weather may be cooling down, but Melbourne’s calendar is heating up. Grab the diary – you’ll want to lock in every one of these major events.
The stunning new Triennial exhibition has finally opened its doors to Melbourne. Visit to see the big blockbuster pieces among amazing unexpected works by emerging artists. Free, but you must pre-book.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
After making its debut in New York nearly three years ago, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has taken up residence in Melbourne's own Princess Theatre. Since taking a brief hiatus (because, well, you know) the show will go on once again, running until the end of August.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Oh MFWF, how we missed you last year. The fest is back in a big way with the return of the longest lunch, a new longest brunch, a winter festival and more. Stay tuned to their website for more info.
THE LUME Melbourne
Get ready to Van Gogh-off Melbourne: a 3,000 square metre projection art gallery is landing in the city this year! Explore endless rooms swirling with floor-to-ceiling digital displays based on iconic artworks by Vincent van Gogh. The multi-sensory new experience is open for pre-booking now.
ACMI's relaunched $40 million space
After a two-year hiatus, ACMI has emerged in the city with a completely transformed look. Play with the stars and walk through animated light beams at their first new exhibit. Linger around to discover films, interactive displays, vintage video games and more. And it’s completely free!
This ever-popular experience in the Royal Botanic Gardens is back. Get your picnic and rug ready for films like Back to the Future and Promising Young Woman. There’s a licensed bar, candy bar and food trucks on-site too. Even better? You can bring your dog!
More huge events on Melbourne's calendar
Live at the Bowl
Spend summer days and autumn nights revelling in Australia's best acts.
Melbourne's Lunar New Year Festival events
Featuring lion dances, dragon boat racing, delicious street food and weekend pop-ups.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Delivering COVID-safe laughs and comedy good times to Melbourne.
An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.
Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail
One hundred sculptures form walking trails across Melbourne.
Come From Away
Award-winning musical telling the true story of a small town that welcomed the world.
Worlds Immersive Learning Lab
Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.
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Adrian Doyle's exhibition reflects the intersection between street art and fine art.
Brave Blooms – Melbourne Design Week Exhibition
Brave Blooms is an immersive exhibition presented by holistic design studio Quertier.
Once a month and for one night only Testing Grounds hosts a free public work-in-development event.
Objects of My Affection: Stories of Love
An exhibition of objects gathered by William Johnston during his life.