Concerts, gigs and musicals
The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide
Concert halls and music venues hosting live music this week
Grease the Musical
Grease returns to the Australian stage in a new, multi-million dollar live production.
Chicago the Musical
With a glittering score including All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago is back.
See some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians at this free event at The Motley Bauhaus.
Sea Shanties and Folk Songs
Join this weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.
PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival
An annual celebration of fashion with world-class runways and much more.
Bourke Street Mall Busking
Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.
The Australian Ballet: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A madcap magical tale from The Australian Ballet.
WICKED the Musical
Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED is flying into Melbourne from March.
Featuring larger-than-life floats, dance troupes, community performance groups and more.
Holi Festival Melbourne
Play Holi across the Easter long-weekend as you immerse into Culture, Music, Dance, Food and Drinks!
Rent: The Musical
Don't miss your chance to discover the show that took Broadway by storm.
What's free in Melbourne this month
Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
The inspiring life story of the Queen of Rock, who didn’t just break the rules – she rewrote them.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Load up on laughs and celebrate the fun, the fearless, the rebellious and the ridiculous.
Now.Here.This: Live Jazz
Enjoy late-night improvised jazz every Tuesday with the Now.Here.This. All-Star Band and guests.
Cabaret de Paris
A burlesque extravaganza starring Australia's leading lady, Rhonda Burchmore.
An exclusive Australian concert featuring songs from the new album, Foreverland.
Songs of Wanderers: Anthony Wong
Anthony Wong brings his eclectic and electronic sound to Australia.
Into The Mystic
Joe Creighton performs the music of the great singer songwriter Van Morrison.
Schubert String Quintet
Experience a performance of Schubert's String Quintet, considered the epitome of chamber music.
Hopelessly Devoted: A Tribute to Olivia Newton-John
Celebrate the legacy of Olivia Newton-John with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Riley Nottingham Needs Your Help
Help Riley choose his own adventure in this one-man musical comedy.
Orchestra Victoria with Andrea Lam
One of Australia's most engaging soloists in concert and in conversation.
A percussive, seductive account of African gods, and messy African goddesses, at La Mama Theatre.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra brings to life the epic score from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Organically blending world music, funk and hip-hop with a jazz attitude.
THe band Real Life formed in Melbourne in 1980 and are still going strong.
Jacoténe by Candlelight
Join Jacoténe for a night of soulful songs, by candlelight at Fed Square.
The King's Singers
Experience the world's most respected a cappella group in their only Melbourne show.
Noria and the Parisians: Paris Je T'aime
Chanteuse Noria Letts presents a vibrant, authentic night of French music.
Manthra in Your Hood: Yogi B
The much anticipated Australian debut of the godfather of Tamil hip hop, Yogi B.
Kate Ceberano: My Life is a Symphony
Australian music royalty returns with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
MSO: Jaime conducts Mahler 3
Fasten your musical seatbelts for one of the most thrilling symphonic rides in the repertoire.
Enjoy an evocative journey through Aboriginal language and sublime modern production.
Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral Photography Exhibition
See this world exclusive photography exhibition celebrating The Downward Spiral, by Jonathan Rach.
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.
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
A basement bar serving a wide range of cocktails, French bistro-style bar food with live music.
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.