Theatre's back in a big way in Melbourne. See mammoth productions of blockbuster musicals and shows, or head along to hidden venues for something a little more unique.

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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.

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.

WICKED the Musical

WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED is flying into Melbourne from March.

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.

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.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

A take on Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece - a brutal examination of society in transformation.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

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

King Lear

King Lear

Shakespeare's epic of the imagination creates a portrait of a family and a country torn apart.

My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

A new adaptation of the timeless classic that channels that fire into a high-energy musical.

Macbeth (An Undoing)

Macbeth (An Undoing)

Shakespeare’s Scottish Play reimagined from Lady Macbeth’s perspective.

Comedy, cabaret and burlesque

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Load up on laughs and celebrate the fun, the fearless, the rebellious and the ridiculous.

The Wharf Revue: Pride in Prejudice
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The Wharf Revue: Pride in Prejudice

Hilarious political satirists The Wharf Revue return to Melbourne for the first time in a decade.

The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque
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The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque

Be captivated for over two hours of cabaret, burlesque comedy, sideshow and an array of surprises.

Comedy at Spleen: Mondays
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Comedy at Spleen: Mondays

Come along to the city's longest-running comedy night.

Comedy at the Coopers Inn
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Comedy at the Coopers Inn

A comedy club featuring the best local, interstate and international stand-up comedians.

Comedy Republic's Main Stage
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Comedy Republic's Main Stage

Enjoy Comedy Republic's signature line-up show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Cabaretica: Miscellanea

Cabaretica: Miscellanea

A night of cabaret at La Mama Theatre.

House of the Heart
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House of the Heart

A cultural cabaret of home, belonging, journey and heart.

Nazeem Hussain: Totally Normal

Nazeem Hussain: Totally Normal

See one of the biggest stars of Australian comedy and a much-loved TV and radio personality.

Comedy on the Rooftop: Melbourne Comedy Festival

Comedy on the Rooftop: Melbourne Comedy Festival

Presenting a rotating line-up of international acts, festival legends and rising stars.

Brown Women Comedy

Brown Women Comedy

Laugh along with an award-winning line-up of Indian, Pakistani and South Asian comedians.

Improvised Comedy: The Remix
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Improvised Comedy: The Remix

Improvised comedy from true stories, sampled and remixed to create comedy gold.

Karate Man: A Live-Action Video Game

Karate Man: A Live-Action Video Game

In this award-nominated show, a controller is passed around the audience and Karate Man must obey.

Nick Robertson: Leave to Enter

Nick Robertson: Leave to Enter

An hour of captivating and hilarious storytelling.

Riley Nottingham Needs Your Help

Riley Nottingham Needs Your Help

Help Riley choose his own adventure in this one-man musical comedy.

Cameron James: Mixtape

Cameron James: Mixtape

A carefully curated mixtape of hilariously true stories and ridiculous original songs.

Dance, circus and performances

Cirque du Soleil: Luzia

Cirque du Soleil: Luzia

Go on a vibrant journey through worlds filled with wonders and artistry with Cirque du Soleil.

En Pointe: The Australian Ballet School

En Pointe: The Australian Ballet School

Be thrilled by the energy, dedication and refined skills of the Australian Ballet School's dancers.

Carnival of Karactors
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Carnival of Karactors

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

Circus Arcana
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Circus Arcana

A tarot themed circus show

A Taste of Ireland: The Irish Music and Dance Sensation

A Taste of Ireland: The Irish Music and Dance Sensation

Experience champion Irish dancers, dazzling musicians, and a contemporary vocalist.

Melbourne Magic Festival

Melbourne Magic Festival

Be amazed as Melbourne becomes a magical hub in winter with events, workshops and live shows.

Oshun

Oshun

A percussive, seductive account of African gods, and messy African goddesses, at La Mama Theatre.

Kid's theatre and family shows

Melbourne Magic Show

Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

I'm a Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here

I'm a Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here

A sketch-comedy environmental adventure for the whole family.

Fritz

Fritz

A comedy show for kids where magic, mayhem and many things go wrong for Fritz the magician's bunny.

The George on Collins

The George on Collins

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

Bistrot d'Orsay

Bistrot d'Orsay

Dark, moody and romantic best describe this authentic, high end French bistro.

Supernormal

Supernormal

Asian-inspired dishes alongside delicious wines, sake, whisky and cocktails.

Farmer's Daughters

Farmer's Daughters

A three-storey farm-to-table venue from Alejandro Saravia, celebrating the Gippsland region.

Bodega Underground

Bodega Underground

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

La Camera

La Camera

Classic Italian food overlooking the river at Southbank.

Miss Pearl Bar + Dining

Miss Pearl Bar + Dining

Experience modern Asian dining in the Melbourne Arts Precinct.

Amphlett House

Amphlett House

An upbeat place to gather over honest fare and vibrant drinks on tap.

More to explore

Theatre and shows

Theatre and shows

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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.

Best pre-theatre dining deals

Best pre-theatre dining deals

The ultimate pre-theatre dining deals. Pub grub to Mexican feasts, here's the best for all budgets. 

The best kid's theatre shows on in Melbourne

The best kid's theatre shows on in Melbourne

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