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.

Unmissable theatre events

Mary Poppins
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Mary Poppins

The world’s favourite nanny comes to life in a spectacular and unforgettable production.

& Juliet
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& Juliet

The award-winning musical of the greatest love story ever remixed.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne this August!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.

Midnight The Musical

Midnight The Musical

A major new musical that is sure to delight audiences young and old.

The Rocky Horror Show
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The Rocky Horror Show

One of the world's favourite musicals is coming to Melbourne this May.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

The greatest love story ever told.

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal

Witness Cirque du Soleil's first ever acrobatic performance on ice.

Oh Deer!

Oh Deer!

Grilling pop culture, one tissue at a time, from experimental art collective Aphids.

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

A variety revue show featuring burlesque, cabaret, comedy and bringing back good, old-fashioned fun.

Witches in Britches

Witches in Britches

A lively musical-theatre restaurant with a kitsch Halloween atmosphere.

Kid's theatre and family shows

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.

Mary Poppins
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Mary Poppins

The world’s favourite nanny comes to life in a spectacular and unforgettable production.

Frozen in Concert with the MSO

Frozen in Concert with the MSO

Watch Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff on the big screen as the MSO performs the live score to film

Hide the Dog

Hide the Dog

Friends must outwit Māori gods, palawa spirits and hunters to save the world’s last Tasmanian Tiger.

The Grumpiest Boy in the World

The Grumpiest Boy in the World

An eye-opening opera for children and families.

The best kid's theatre shows on in Melbourne

The best kid's theatre shows on in Melbourne

Featuring musical theatre, free plays, puppet shows and more.

Dance and performances

The Australian Ballet: Swan Lake

The Australian Ballet: Swan Lake

See this dynamic new vision of a timeless classic.

The Australian Ballet: Identity

The Australian Ballet: Identity

A new program from two of Australia’s leading choreographers.

The Australian Ballet: Giselle

The Australian Ballet: Giselle

The Tokyo Ballet performs Leonid Lavrovsky's timeless Giselle.

The Australian Ballet: Jewels

The Australian Ballet: Jewels

A three-part ballet celebrating George Balanchine’s vision of three jewels.

The Australian Ballet: Hallberg in Conversation
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The Australian Ballet: Hallberg in Conversation

Intimate chats with creatives, hosted by The Australian Ballet's Artistic Director. David Hallberg

The Australian Ballet: Behind the Scenes

The Australian Ballet: Behind the Scenes

Get up close and personal with the extraordinary dancers of The Australian Ballet.

Tracker

Tracker

A form-defying dance journey into the world of NSW’s first Indigenous sergeant.

Comedy

Comedy Untamed
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Comedy Untamed

A two-hour show featuring stand-up, improvisation, line games and audience interaction.

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 showcase of the best local, interstate and international comedians every Friday night.

Basement Comedy Club: Friday and Saturdays
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Basement Comedy Club: Friday and Saturdays

Comedy with big name TV stars and the best of Melbourne.

The Comics Lounge Comedy Club

The Comics Lounge Comedy Club

Enjoy a night of laughs, cocktails, food and friends with stand-up comedy acts.

Improv Comedy Classes
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Improv Comedy Classes

Fun and free improv sessions for beginners.

Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled
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Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Enjoy stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.

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.

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.

La Camera

La Camera

Classic Italian food overlooking the river at Southbank.

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

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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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