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

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Unmissable theatre events

16 Mar - 31 Jul

Hamilton

See the award-winning musical that has gone from theatrical rebel to cultural phenomenon.

12 Nov - 29 Apr

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

3 Nov - 27 Mar

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

12 Nov - 23 Jan

Frozen the Musical

See the much-loved film come to life at Her Majesty's Theatre

27 Jan - 6 Feb

The Wedding Singer

Party like it's 1985 with this feel-good musical spectacular.

Kid's theatre and shows

18 Dec - 30 Jan

Wind in the Willows

This must-do outdoor family theatre experience delivers music, songs, and plenty of laughs.

12 Jan - 13 Jan

Circus Of Illusion

Death defying escapes, mind-blowing illusions, mime and magic.

5 Jan - 9 Jan

Shaun the Sheep's Circus Show

Circa’s unbelievable acrobats in a high-flying family adventure based on the hit TV show.

23 Jul - 17 Dec

Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

6 Jan - 22 Jan

Alice in Wonderland

Join Alice on her adventure through Wonderland in this fun family show.

Plays and performance

18 Mar - 24 Apr

An American in Paris

The delightful musical play inspired by the 1951 film comes to Melbourne this March.

9 Dec - 18 Dec

The Australian Ballet's Celebration Gala

The Australian Ballet returns to the stage this December with a season of joyful gala performances.

17 Jan - 19 Feb

Touching the Void

See the international smash hit that takes audiences to the snow-capped Peruvian Andes.

7 Feb - 5 Mar

Fun Home

See the groundbreaking multi-Tony Award-winning musical.

Music and burlesque

23 Oct - 1 Apr

Downtown: Petula Clark to Carole King

Amy Audrey sings the songs made famous by the two singers.

26 Nov - 26 Feb

Applause: 1930s Berlin Burlesque and Cabaret

Cabaret and burlesque in the Apollo Theatre at Speakeasy HQ.

15 May

Shock-O-Rama

Hold your breath for the best of the dark side of burlesque.

14 May

The Big Tease Soiree

Celebrates the golden era vintage tease, sizzling cabaret and variety shows.

13 May

The Blaze Out!

A soiree of burlesque, dance, drag in a safe and celebratory space.

14 Aug

Elvis King of the World

See and hear Mark Andrew as Elvis in one of the biggest Elvis concerts ever staged.

Comedy

18 Dec - 5 Feb

Comedy of Errors

Pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

4 Nov - 22 Dec

Comedy Connection

Every Thursday, enjoy five of Melbourne's best comedians along with weekly bar specials.

1 Nov - 20 Dec

Comedy at Spleen

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

14 May - 17 Dec

Comedy at the Coopers Inn

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

Last updated on Thu 2 Dec 2021

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St Martins Youth Arts Centre

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Her Majesty's Theatre

This heritage-listed theatre has provided entertainment for Melbourne since 1886.