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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Special ticket offers

16 Mar - 18 Dec

Hamilton

Grand Circle seats are just $70 on Tuesday to Thursday evenings in October. Fees apply.

Unmissable theatre events

16 Mar - 18 Dec

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

17 May - 29 Jan

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

1 Sep - 30 Oct

Come From Away

An inspiring and heartwarming musical about community in the aftermath of September 11.

29 Jan - 2 Apr

Mary Poppins

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

12 Nov - 29 Dec

A Christmas Carol

The Charles Dickens classic starring David Wenham comes to Melbourne this holiday season.

7 Aug - 28 Oct

Hairspray

The multi award-winning Broadway musical opens at the Regent Theatre in August.

4 Nov - 6 Nov

Titanic The Musical: In Concert

A stunning concert celebrating the 110th anniversary of the legacy of the Titanic.

7 Oct - 18 Oct

The Australian Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

A profound emotional experience that will linger long after the curtain falls.

4 Mar - 14 Oct

The Australian Ballet: Behind The Scenes

Go behind the scenes and spend a morning with the dancers.

20 Aug - 1 Oct

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne in 2023.

Kid's theatre and family shows

8 Oct - 23 Oct

Prehysterical

A comical and engaging circus show suitable for both children and parents.

22 Oct - 23 Oct

La Mama Kids: Meet My Grandies

A cast of young performers take on their greatest challenge yet – playing their grandparents!

4 Jan

Madagascar the Musical

A family musical based on the smash-hit movie.

Plays and performance

16 Sep - 22 Oct

Ghost Stories

The international stage phenomenon and hit West End play comes to Melbourne.

5 Oct - 23 Oct

Pendulum

A performance installation inspired by the ebb and flow of time.

5 Oct - 9 Oct

Escalate

An explosive hour of entertainment, pushing the boundaries of the art of juggling.

6 Oct - 21 Oct

JSMR

See the award-winning storytelling experience go live during the Fringe Fest.

5 Oct - 16 Oct

All That Fall by Samuel Beckett

In this staged production, timeworn everyday objects become soundmakers.

5 Oct - 16 Oct

Afterplay by Brian Friel

An open-hearted and masterful one-act play by the Irish Chekhov.

18 Oct - 23 Oct

T4T: A Transgender Showcase

Each night a different lineup, featuring the best of Melbourne’s trans community.

18 Oct - 23 Oct

Hedda GablerGablerGabler

Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, transformed into a three-way live art endurance sport.

6 Oct - 27 Oct

Club Fringe

Fringe Festival's late night offering at Trades Hall

Comedy

6 Oct - 23 Oct

Anna Piper Scott: Such An Inspiration

A controversial stand-up show that puts the trans in transgressive.

7 Oct - 8 Oct

Basement Comedy Club: Sam Pang and Guests

Sam Pang headlines Basement Comedy this Friday and Saturday.

7 Oct - 14 Oct

Tash York's Happy Hour

Join in a night of fabulous queer cabaret.

13 May - 19 Nov

Comedy Republic's Main Stage

Enjoy Comedy Republic's signature line-up show every Friday and Saturday night.

6 Oct - 14 Oct

Fifi’s Fifth!

Come for the party - stay for the drama; an interactive theatre experience.

13 Jul - 30 Nov

Dance Party Revolution: A Comedy Night

Weekly Wednesday laughs, good tunes, dancing and fun times at the Toff in Town.

19 May - 22 Dec

Improvised Comedy: Harold Night

Completely unscripted comedy performed by talented actors.

4 Nov - 19 Nov

Stranger Sings: The Parody Musical

Join Eleven and the Hawkins gang for a night of dancing monsters and pop culture references.

3 Jan - 19 Dec

Comedy at Spleen: Mondays

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

21 Jan - 23 Dec

Comedy at the Coopers Inn

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

7 May - 26 Nov

Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.

Last updated on Fri 30 Sep 2022

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A not-for-profit arts space with two galleries and a theatre.

Fairfax Studio

An intimate theatre presenting smaller-scale and experimental productions.

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Theatre and training centre with four weekly comedy nights and public workshops on improvisation.

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