Concerts, gigs and musicals
The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide
Concert halls and music venues hosting live music this week
Live at the Bowl
Enjoy a festival of music, dance, community-led and family-friendly events for everyone.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne in 2023.
The best kid's theatre shows on in Melbourne
Featuring musical theatre, free plays, puppet shows and more.
Australia’s premier contemporary blues and roots music festival is coming to Melbourne.
Malthouse Outdoor Stage
Experience the best of live outdoor entertainment at Malthouse Outdoor Stage.
Reality bends in St Paul’s Cathedral’s car park of curated chaos and everyone’s invited.
Bourke Street Mall Busking
Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.
Live and free fine music at lunchtime on Tuesdays in the city.
Midnight The Musical
A major new musical that is sure to delight audiences young and old.
The award-winning musical of the greatest love story ever remixed opens in Melbourne in February.
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NGV Friday Nights: Alexander McQueen
Friday nights inspired by '90s London and the exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse.
The world’s favourite nanny comes to life in a spectacular and unforgettable production.
The Rocky Horror Show
One of the world's favourite musicals is coming to Melbourne this May.
The Piano Men: The Songs of Elton John and Billy Joel
A tribute to two of the greatest piano men of all time.
Now Here This: Live Jazz
Enjoy late-night improvised jazz every Tuesday.
Buckingham Palace with the Australian Chamber Choir
Hear music from the coronation of King Charles III and the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Music, She Wrote
A three-night festival celebrating women composers past and present.
Van Kuijk Quartet: Parisiennes
A fresh voice imbuing new energy to the master chamber works.
New Year's Eve (and the Night Before) Gala Concerts
Packed with musical classics, traditional anthems, Broadway hits and more.
Breakthrough band King Stingray headline an all-ages gig at the iconic Bowl.
Ferruccio Furlanetto in Concert
With a voice that speaks volumes, Furlanetto is one of the greatest basses of our time.
St Paul's Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts
Take a break and enjoy a lunchtime concert.
Singing a combination of original hit songs and some covers from various eras.
Don't miss Stephan Moccio's first solo piano performance in Australia.
Live Acoustic Sessions at M Bar
On Fridays, enjoy a night of soulful strumming and timeless tunes.
Latitude 37: Parisian Soiree
Join baroque mavens Latitude 37 for an evening of fine music.
The Beginning of the World
Genevieve Lacey joins Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for a concert experience of English music.
Australia's world-famous Circus Oz presents this all-new extravaganza that you don't want to miss.
Community Ukulele Group
A weekly free event for ukulele players and singers, with beginners welcome.
Orchestra Victoria: At the Turning Point
Join Orchestra Victoria in an exploration of the moments in time that changed everything.
John McAll's Black Money
Buoyant and bright grooves infused with dark humour with special guest, Michelle Nicole.
Mozart Requiem by Candlelight
Hear three of Mozart’s most iconic works performed by candlelight in St Paul's Cathedral.
Warner Bros. Discovery: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra plays the live score to Looney Tunes cartoons.
Kate Ceberano: My Life is a Symphony
Performing her personal favourites with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
One Song: The Music of Archie Roach
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and guests celebrate the legacy of Archie Roach.
Vicky O'Keefe Sing Sing Sings the Johnny O'Keefe Story
The Johnny O’Keefe Story, starring his daughter, Vicky O’Keefe.
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.
This basement live music venue has hosted some of rock music's biggest acts.
A live music venue with gigs seven nights a week.
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.
Dedicated live jazz venue.
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.
A four-storey mega venue celebrating modern food, drinks, music and art.
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.
White Rabbit Record Bar
Hybrid music store, cafe and bar.
This heritage-listed venue hosts comedy, music and theatre.
The Colonial Hotel
Traditional pub serving comfort food with a Mediterranean influence.
A bar, live music venue and nightclub all in one.
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.
Large rooftop bar in Federation Square, with expansive views of the Melbourne skyline.
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