12 Nov - 29 Apr

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

14 Jan - 31 Mar


This summer, prepare to see Fed Square through a different lens – a new colourful world to explore.

18 Mar - 24 Apr

An American in Paris

The delightful musical play inspired by the 1951 film comes to Melbourne this March.

5 Jan - 25 Apr

Live at the Bowl

An open-air program of music, dance, circus, community-led and family-friendly events.

7 Dec - 17 Apr

Malthouse Outdoor Stage

Experience the best of live outdoor entertainment at Malthouse Outdoor Stage.

2 Dec - 25 Apr

Melbourne Street Eatz

Melbourne’s favourite food truck event is back with weekly rotating trucks, bars and live music.

15 Apr - 17 Apr

Vida: Melbourne Latin Summer Festival

A weekend festival of art, culture, food and entertainment celebrating Latin America.

10 Nov - 28 Feb

Xplore Melbourne

Xplore Melbourne is an augmented reality treasure hunt which brings Melbourne city to life.

14 Jan - 14 Apr

Fed Live

Enjoy the hottest in live music with free gigs at Fed Square all through summer.

28 Jan - 6 Feb

The Big Bounce

The world's largest jumping castle returns to Melbourne this January.

29 Apr - 28 Feb

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that are being transformed by over 80 creatives.

What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

30 Jan - 24 Apr

Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover family-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

12 Nov - 26 Jan

Frozen the Musical

See the much-loved film come to life at Her Majesty's Theatre

3 Dec - 17 Feb

Melbourne Music Week

Emerge from lockdown with the return of live music for this city-wide event.

14 Jan - 25 Feb

Smells Like a Song

A fully improvised musical where you get to decide when the songs happen.

4 Jul

Ears Wide Open: Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Take an orchestral journey to the new world with bohemian folk and orchestral splendour.

10 Mar

From Paris to Brazil: Jackie Bornstein

Jackie brings her rich tones and beautiful tunes from across the globe to Paris Cat Jazz Club.

25 Feb - 26 Feb

Albare and The Jazz Alchemists

Don't miss Albare, Phil Rex, Steve Sedergreen, Mat Jodrell and Felix Bloxsom together on stage.

19 Mar

Reminisce 10 Years

Celebrate a decade of music, memories and moments.

21 Apr

Metropolis: The Lost

A concerto and narrative interpretation of northern European myths and ancient rituals.

5 Feb

Avalanche at Cherry Bar

Sydney hard rockers Avalanche up late at Cherry.

9 Feb - 11 Feb

Seamen! The Sea Shanty Spectacular

Join Melbourne’s newest cult choir for a bounty of seafaring songs.

23 Dec - 12 Feb

Testing Grounds Summer Emporium

Enjoy free workshops, performances and installations this summer.

26 Jan

Australia Day Free Concert

Enjoy a picnic, food trucks and free live music.

15 Jan - 29 Apr

Lennon McCartney: A Musical Tribute to the Masters

Channelling the songwriters' essence, with an all-new contemporary twist.

27 Nov - 26 Feb

Late Night Jazz and Burlesque

From Sinatra to Nina Simone, local vocalists present jazz with a big burlesque finish.

30 Jul


Zimbabwean born singer-songwriter, Thando, returns with incredible original material.

25 Mar

James Morrison in Concert

Best known for his blistering virtuosity as a trumpeter, this show will blow you away.

13 May

The Blaze Out!

A soiree of burlesque, dance, drag in a safe and celebratory space.

6 May - 7 May

We Take Back Our Mother Tongues: Famili

A spellbinding evening of queer Pasifika and First Nations music, installation and connection.

26 Nov - 26 Feb

Applause: 1930s Berlin Burlesque and Cabaret

Cabaret and burlesque in the Apollo Theatre at Speakeasy HQ.

22 Apr

Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows

A live performance by one of Australia's most prolific bands.

12 Feb

An Evening of John Williams

Enjoy hits from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and more – under the stars.

2 Apr

Jeff Duff's Spinning Wheel

Jeff Duff and band perform the music of Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears.

4 Feb - 15 Apr

Dusty: Son of a Preacher Man

A musical cabaret journey of the songs, stories and life of Dusty Springfield.

29 Apr

Off The Leash

An 11-piece band playing the R&B, funk and soul repertoire of Tower of Power.

26 Nov - 30 Jan

Pasted and Wasted: Melbourne Music Poster Expo

Celebrate the people and sounds of the Australian music scene.

Melbourne music venues

Hamer Hall

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.

Forum Melbourne

This theatre with its iconic architecture is one of Melbourne's most popular live band venues.

Max Watt's

This basement live music venue has hosted some of rock music's biggest acts.

170 Russell

A live music venue with gigs seven nights a week.

Festival Hall

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.

Bird's Basement

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.

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Melbourne Showgrounds

Hosting events, expos and festivals throughout the year, including the Royal Melbourne show.

West End Art Space

A contemporary art gallery with a focus on living artists that strive for excellence.

La Mama Courthouse

One of the great independent theatres of the city with a focus on diversity and inclusivity.


A large drama theatre located within the Arts Centre Melbourne.