8 Dec

Skyfall in Concert

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs Skyfall in Concert.

1 Dec - 4 Dec

Sink: Simona Castricum and Carla Zimbler

Stadium techno is reimagined as an intimate encounter.

10 Dec - 12 Dec

Arriba Melbourne Mexican Festival

Enjoy all things Mexican themed at this outdoor festival.

12 Nov - 29 Apr

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

See the Broadway sensation at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

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.

2 Dec - 25 Apr

Melbourne Street Eatz

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

4 Dec

Paul Grabowsky & Emma Donovan: The Old Rugged Cross

This exciting premiere brings together two powerful forces in Australian music.

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

8 Jan

Melbourne Harmony Festival

Presenting the shared music, art, and culture of the people of the Eastern Mediterranean.

30 Dec - 31 Dec

Beyond The City

An outdoor music and dance festival across two days at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

10 Nov - 28 Feb

Xplore Melbourne

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

2 Dec - 5 Dec

The Jazz Hub: Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Drop in during the festival for a pre-show drink or late night jam.

28 Jan - 4 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.

12 Nov - 23 Jan

Frozen the Musical

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

5 Dec

Reminisce Carnivále

An all-day music festival that counts down the top 50 dance music records of all time.

3 Dec - 17 Feb

Melbourne Music Week

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

27 Nov - 10 Dec

Killer Queen: A Royal Affair

A performance of comedy, drama, LGBTQI issues and amazing music.

8 Jan

Renée Geyer

Enjoy the gritty, powerful and instantly recognisable voice of Renée Geyer.

4 Jul

Ears Wide Open: Dvořák’s New World Symphony

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

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.

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.

2 Dec

Duo Chamber Melange: Musical Kaleidoscope

A versatile musical program with melody, rhythmic drive and passion.

13 Dec

Christmas Melodies

Celebrate this most wonderful time of year with festive tunes at Hamer Hall.

26 Nov - 18 Dec

Smells Like a Song

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

27 Nov - 26 Feb

Late Night Jazz and Burlesque

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

3 Dec

Boyd Community Christmas Party

Enjoy the annual neighbourhood end of year festive celebrations at Boyd.

12 Nov - 4 Dec

The Doo Ron Rons: The Ultimate 50s Girl Group

Iconic songs of the girl groups era come to life live on stage.

31 Dec

New Year's Eve at Fortress Melbourne

Enjoy live music, entertainment and more in four event zones.

10 Dec

Lake Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka is what happens when Melbourne Jazz meets Minneapolis funk.

17 Dec - 18 Dec

James Morrison's Quartet

Enjoy an evening of jazz with multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.

13 May

The Blaze Out!

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

7 Dec - 8 Mar

Weekly Bible Study: Secret Burlesque and Comedy Show

A secret vaudeville show with cabaret and an open mic set.

8 Dec

Comin' Down the Calder

Hear music from Dallas Woods, Galaxy Hop and Nadia Phillips.

6 Dec - 7 Dec

Classical Hits at the Bowl

A specially selected repertoire from the MSO for Melbourne's reawakening.

23 Oct - 1 Apr

Downtown: Petula Clark to Carole King

Amy Audrey sings the songs made famous by the two singers.

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.

Arts House

Contemporary arts space presenting performance and interactive works.

La Mama Courthouse

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