Concerts, gigs and musicals
The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide
Concert halls and music venues hosting live music this week
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Australia’s largest jazz festival featuring over 450 artists and over 100 performances.
NGV Friday Nights
NGV Friday Nights returns with a kaleidoscope of colour this winter.
Caroline Polachek: The Spiraling Tour
The Forum Theatre comes alive with American alt-pop diva Caroline Polachek.
Mamma Mia! The Musical
The smash hit phenomenon returns for an ultimate night of music, love, laughter and friendship.
Emma Donovan and Friends: Live and Acoustic
Celebrate First Nations art and culture with Emma Donovan and friends in a live acoustic setting.
One Night Only with Christina Aguilera
Don't miss this rare opportunity to witness Aguilera's live show.
Three Tenors: Opera Night
An amazing, interactive, entertaining and memorable dining experience.
King Stingray lead a line-up of living legends and rising voices of First Nations musical activism.
Eric Prydz: Holo
Swedish producer Prydz brings his jaw-dropping Holo live show to Melbourne.
Performing masterpieces from Paul, John, George, Ringo and beyond.
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's largest independent arts festival.
Grease the Musical
Grease returns to the Australian stage in a new, multi-million dollar live production.
The skies above Birrarung come alive with this extraordinary sound and light installation.
The Australian Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A madcap magical tale from The Australian Ballet.
Baroque Harpist Hannah Lane in Concert
Explore musical modernism across time with music from the 17th to 21st centuries.
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The Music of Hans Zimmer
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs the music of Hans Zimmer.
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Featuring musical theatre, free plays, puppet shows and more.
Arriba Melbourne Mexican Festival
A vibrant Mexican extravaganza of food and music in the heart of the city.
Boho Luxe Market: Christmas Edition
A design market just in time for all your Christmas shopping.
Bourke Street Mall Busking
Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic performs Handel's Messiah
Don't miss this world record performance of Handel's Messiah.
Flinders Quartet: Musical Portraits
Hear the quartet play music from Shostakovich, Smetana and a commision by Grenfell.
Weird Al Piano Bar
Come and worship at the 'Shrine of Yankovic' with Melbourne’s silliest sing-a-long.
Buckingham Palace with the Australian Chamber Choir
Hear music from the coronation of King Charles III and the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Le Meridien Pool Deck Runway
Melbourne Fashion Week 2023 opens with a splash at Le Splash.
Half Alive: Conditions Of A Punk Tour
Long Beach based trio Half Alive return to Melbourne.
Charlie Puth: The Charlie Live Experience
Charlie Puth brings his live experience to Melbourne this October.
An Intimate Audience with Angie McMahon
Get up close and personal with singer-songwriter Angie McMahon.
Georgia State Line: A Very Special Show
Hear the band Georgia State Line perform live with string arrangements by Lucy G Rash.
Sibelius and Prokofiev: Love and Resistance
A program exploring music’s role in love and resistance with French conductor Chloé van Soeterstède.
MSO Quick Fix at Half Six: Scheherazade
Join the MSO for an uplifting start to your week with a one hour, no interval concert.
Melbourne music venues
This multi-level concert hall is the largest venue at the Arts Centre.
Melbourne Recital Centre
Combining cutting-edge architecture and acoustic innovation with a unique focus on music.
This theatre with its iconic architecture is one of Melbourne's most popular live band venues.
The best late-night bars and music venues in Melbourne
Find intimate vinyl bars, iconic band rooms and live music bars open late.
This basement live music venue has hosted some of rock music's biggest acts.
Concert and sporting venue with a long history of hosting local and international acts.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Popular outdoor venue that hosts Melbourne's annual Carols by Candlelight.
Live jazz venue where patrons can dine while watching performances.
The Toff in Town
A boutique bar and bandroom offering late-night dining in train carriage booths.
Melbourne and Olympic Parks
The Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct hosts around 600 events annually.
An iconic laneway bar hosting a lineup of local and international rock'n'roll acts.
Murmur Piano Bar
Follow the sound of a distant piano to discover one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets.
Rod Laver Arena
The centrepiece of the Australian Open each January, the venue is also a popular concert arena.
The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar
A late-night rock 'n' roll dive bar with live music every night.
The Drunken Poet
With live Irish music, the Drunken Poet is a real locals' pub - cute, cosy and friendly.
Unassuming bar that feels like a New York loft, named after a 1937 Polish novel.
A vaudeville theatre presenting burlesque and cabaret shows, as well as comedy and circus acts.
A multi-purpose stadium in the heart of Melbourne's Docklands precinct.
Section 8 Bar
A funky outdoor bar with drinks served from a converted shipping container.
Transport Public Bar
Bustling pub in Federation Square with tasty pub meals and an impressive range of drinks.
Beneath Driver Lane
Basement bar serving a wide range of cocktails and spirits with French bistro-style bar food.
The Butterfly Club
An intimate theatre hosting quirky performances and serving cocktails in bars with kitsch decor.
The Colonial Hotel
Traditional pub serving comfort food with a Mediterranean influence.
This landmark theatre is one of Melbourne’s premier live performance venues.
Traditional pub with fried chicken, cold beer, and live music from local and international acts.
Australian Music Vault
A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.
Melbourne music walk
Discover Melbourne’s music highlights, from music venues to busking hot spots and historic sites.
Find out what's on in Melbourne's live music venues, comedy clubs and theatres.