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.

Melbourne's unmissable theatre

25 Feb - 3 Oct

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

23 Mar - 26 Jun

Because the Night

An immersive theatre adventure of epic storytelling.

22 Apr - 24 Apr

Chess the Musical

The hit musical, featuring the music of ABBA, plays the Regent Theatre for one night only.

9 Jun - 19 Sep

Frozen the Musical

Frozen the Musical is sparkling into Melbourne.

13 Aug - 26 Dec

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

This August, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

Plays and performance

28 Apr - 2 May

This Genuine Moment

A new queer play that asks how much easier is it to be honest with someone we don’t know.

27 Apr - 2 May

Guerilla Sabbath

An epic lyrical and theatrical exploration of forgotten histories.

9 May - 14 May

Ngarngk: Giver of Life

A play about the fight for the Tannin women's connection to country, culture and kin.

15 May

Blak Stage at La Mama

An intimate night of storytelling and music from Blak Stage.

2 Jun - 13 Jun

Three Sisters

A bold and absurd new version of Chekhov’s tragicomic classic.

8 Jun

La Mama Poetica June

Features a range of poets from across Australia.

15 Jun - 20 Jun

In The Mirror

Two people desperately looking for proper jobs.

23 Jun - 4 Jul

Cactus

Everyone knows that friendships made in bathrooms are ones that last for life.

Music and dance

8 Jan - 30 Apr

Live at the Bowl

Spend summer days and autumn nights revelling in Australia's best acts.

2 Apr - 28 May

Minsky's Cabaret Club

Get set for a night of comedy, jazz, dance and circus.

8 Apr - 1 May

Edith Piaf – Love, Life and No Regrets

French cabaret star Jem 'Appelle brings Piaf's legacy to life.

24 Apr - 25 Apr

Homophonic!

The queerest classical music concert with a cult following.

3 Jun - 12 Jun

The Australian Ballet: New York Dialects

A breathtaking triple bill of exhilarating classics and new work.

3 Jun - 5 Jun

Chunky Move - Yung Lung

Stomping on history while raving to a new dawn - this a a dance for the information age.

18 Jun

La Mama Cabaretica: June

Provides a vivid celebration of the cabaret scene in Melbourne.

7 Jun

La Mama Musica: (dis)locations

An immersive musical journey that explores place and displacement.

Comedy shows

18 Mar - 16 Sep

Raise The Bar Comedy Night

A one-of-a-kind night featuring Melbourne's funniest women and non-binary comedians.

28 Apr - 9 May

Fangirls

Get ready for the best pop concert you’ve never been to.

15 May - 18 Dec

Queens of the Damned: Pirate Dinner Theatre Experience

All hands on deck for the ultimate dinner and show experience in the Docklands.

15 Jun - 4 Jul

Friends! The Musical Parody

Celebrate the misadventures of our favourite 20-something pals in life, work and love in 1990s NYC.

Last updated on Tue 20 Apr 2021

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Comedy Theatre

The historic Comedy Theatre hosts musicals, drama and yes, comedies.

St Martins Youth Arts Centre

Bold and disruptive theatre made with children and teenagers for adult audiences.

Princess Theatre

Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre is regarded by many as Melbourne’s most spectacular landmark.

Fairfax Studio

An intimate theatre presenting smaller-scale and experimental productions.