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
This brilliant new production, based on the classic movie plays exclusively in Melbourne.
Grease the Musical
Grease returns to the Australian stage in a new, multi-million dollar live production.
Chicago the Musical
With a glittering score including All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago is back.
Rent: The Musical
Don't miss your chance to discover the show that took Broadway by storm.
WICKED the Musical
Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED is flying into Melbourne from March.
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
The iconic Rock 'N' Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show is back by phenomenal demand.
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 draws on pop music, rock imagery and sitcom.
Shakespeare's epic of the imagination creates a portrait of a family and a country torn apart.
My Brilliant Career
A new adaptation of the timeless classic that channels that fire into a high-energy musical.
Comedy, cabaret and burlesque
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
Hilarious political satirists The Wharf Revue return to Melbourne for the first time in a decade.
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
Come along to the city's longest-running comedy night.
Comedy at the Coopers Inn
A comedy club featuring the best local, interstate and international stand-up comedians.
Comedy Republic's Main Stage
Enjoy Comedy Republic's signature line-up show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
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
Presenting a rotating line-up of international acts, festival legends and rising stars.
Brown Women Comedy
Laugh along with an award-winning line-up of Indian, Pakistani and South Asian comedians.
Improvised Comedy: The Remix
Improvised comedy from true stories, sampled and remixed to create comedy gold.
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
An hour of captivating and hilarious storytelling.
Riley Nottingham Needs Your Help
Help Riley choose his own adventure in this one-man musical comedy.
Dance, circus and performances
Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
Go on a vibrant journey through worlds filled with wonders and artistry with Cirque du Soleil.
The Australian Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A madcap magical tale from The Australian Ballet.
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
A monthly cabaret show featuring sexy and silly circus artists, comedians and burlesque performers.
A Taste of Ireland: The Irish Music and Dance Sensation
Experience champion Irish dancers, dazzling musicians, and a contemporary vocalist.
Melbourne Magic Festival
Be amazed as Melbourne becomes a magical hub in winter with events, workshops and live shows.
Kid's theatre and family shows
I'm a Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here
A sketch-comedy environmental adventure for the whole family.
The George on Collins
An up-market basement venue and eatery within the historic Georges building.
Dark, moody and romantic best describe this authentic, high end French bistro.
Asian-inspired dishes alongside delicious wines, sake, whisky and cocktails.
A three-storey farm-to-table venue from Alejandro Saravia, celebrating the Gippsland region.
Bodega is a late night taqueria and underground mezcaleria in the basement of the Crossley Hotel.
Miss Pearl Bar + Dining
Experience modern Asian dining in the Melbourne Arts Precinct.
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