Concerts, gigs and musicals

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

The ultimate Melbourne live gig guide

Concert halls and music venues hosting live music this week

Grease the Musical
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Grease the Musical

Grease returns to the Australian stage in a new, multi-million dollar live production.

Chicago the Musical

Chicago the Musical

With a glittering score including All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago is back.

Motley Jazz
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Motley Jazz

See some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians at this free event at The Motley Bauhaus.

Sea Shanties and Folk Songs
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Sea Shanties and Folk Songs

Join this weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.

Thirty Seconds To Mars

Thirty Seconds To Mars

The monumental Seasons World Tour comes to Australia.

PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival
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PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival

An annual celebration of fashion with world-class runways and much more.

Bourke Street Mall Busking

Bourke Street Mall Busking

Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.

WICKED the Musical

WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED is flying into Melbourne from March.

Moomba Parade

Moomba Parade

Featuring larger-than-life floats, dance troupes, community performance groups and more.

Holi Festival Melbourne

Holi Festival Melbourne

Play Holi across the Easter long-weekend as you immerse into Culture, Music, Dance, Food and Drinks!

Rent: The Musical
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Rent: The Musical

Don't miss your chance to discover the show that took Broadway by storm.

What's free in Melbourne this month

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

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

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Load up on laughs and celebrate the fun, the fearless, the rebellious and the ridiculous.

William Jack

William Jack

Enjoy a free multi-style cello performance by musician William Jack.

Now.Here.This: Live Jazz
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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

Cabaret de Paris

A burlesque extravaganza starring Australia's leading lady, Rhonda Burchmore.

Keyon Harrold

Keyon Harrold

An exclusive Australian concert featuring songs from the new album, Foreverland.

Songs of Wanderers: Anthony Wong

Songs of Wanderers: Anthony Wong

Anthony Wong brings his eclectic and electronic sound to Australia.

Into The Mystic

Into The Mystic

Joe Creighton performs the music of the great singer songwriter Van Morrison.

Schubert String Quintet

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

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

Riley Nottingham Needs Your Help

Help Riley choose his own adventure in this one-man musical comedy.

RISING: Communitas

RISING: Communitas

Shouse lead a band for everyone, with everyone. Join the bandwagon.

Orchestra Victoria with Andrea Lam

Orchestra Victoria with Andrea Lam

One of Australia's most engaging soloists in concert and in conversation.

House of the Heart
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House of the Heart

A cultural cabaret of home, belonging, journey and heart.

Oshun

Oshun

A percussive, seductive account of African gods, and messy African goddesses, at La Mama Theatre.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

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.

Standing Circle
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Standing Circle

Organically blending world music, funk and hip-hop with a jazz attitude.

Real Life

Real Life

THe band Real Life formed in Melbourne in 1980 and are still going strong.

 Jacoténe by Candlelight

Jacoténe by Candlelight

Join Jacoténe for a night of soulful songs, by candlelight at Fed Square.

The King's Singers

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

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

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

Kate Ceberano: My Life is a Symphony

Australian music royalty returns with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

MSO: Jaime conducts Mahler 3

MSO: Jaime conducts Mahler 3

Fasten your musical seatbelts for one of the most thrilling symphonic rides in the repertoire.

Yirinda

Yirinda

Enjoy an evocative journey through Aboriginal language and sublime modern production.

View of Melbourne from across the Yarra River

Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral Photography Exhibition

See this world exclusive photography exhibition celebrating The Downward Spiral, by Jonathan Rach.

Melbourne music venues

Hamer Hall

Hamer Hall

This multi-level concert hall is the largest venue at the Arts Centre.

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre

Combining cutting-edge architecture and acoustic innovation with a unique focus on music.

Forum Melbourne

Forum Melbourne

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

The best late-night bars and music venues in Melbourne

Find intimate vinyl bars, iconic band rooms and live music bars open late.

Max Watt's

Max Watt's

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

170 Russell

170 Russell

A live music venue with gigs seven nights a week.

Festival Hall

Festival Hall

Concert and sporting venue with a long history of hosting local and international acts.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Popular outdoor venue that hosts Melbourne's annual Carols by Candlelight.

Bird's Basement

Bird's Basement

Live jazz venue where patrons can dine while watching performances.

The Toff in Town

The Toff in Town

A boutique bar and bandroom offering late-night dining in train carriage booths.

Melbourne and Olympic Parks

Melbourne and Olympic Parks

The Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct hosts around 600 events annually.

Cherry Bar

Cherry Bar

An iconic laneway bar hosting a lineup of local and international rock'n'roll acts.

Paris Cat

Paris Cat

Dedicated live jazz venue.

Murmur Piano Bar

Murmur Piano Bar

Follow the sound of a distant piano to discover one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets.

Rod Laver Arena

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

The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar

A late-night rock 'n' roll dive bar with live music every night.

The Drunken Poet

The Drunken Poet

With live Irish music, the Drunken Poet is a real locals' pub - cute, cosy and friendly.

Ferdydurke

Ferdydurke

Unassuming bar that feels like a New York loft, named after a 1937 Polish novel.

Speakeasy Theatre

Speakeasy Theatre

A vaudeville theatre presenting burlesque and cabaret shows, as well as comedy and circus acts.

Marvel Stadium

Marvel Stadium

A multi-purpose stadium in the heart of Melbourne's Docklands precinct.

Section 8 Bar

Section 8 Bar

A funky outdoor bar with drinks served from a converted shipping container.

Her Melbourne

Her Melbourne

A four-storey mega venue celebrating modern food, drinks, music and art.

Transport Public Bar

Transport Public Bar

Bustling pub in Federation Square with tasty pub meals and an impressive range of drinks.

Beneath Driver Lane

Beneath Driver Lane

A basement bar serving a wide range of cocktails, French bistro-style bar food with live music.

The Butterfly Club

The Butterfly Club

An intimate theatre hosting quirky performances and serving cocktails in bars with kitsch decor.

White Rabbit Record Bar

White Rabbit Record Bar

Hybrid music store, cafe and bar.

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre

This heritage-listed venue hosts comedy, music and theatre.

The Colonial Hotel

The Colonial Hotel

Traditional pub serving comfort food with a Mediterranean influence.

Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre

This landmark theatre is one of Melbourne’s premier live performance venues.

The Curtin

The Curtin

Traditional pub with fried chicken, cold beer, and live music from local and international acts.

Transit Rooftop Bar

Transit Rooftop Bar

Large rooftop bar in Federation Square, with expansive views of the Melbourne skyline.

Discover more

Australian Music Vault

Australian Music Vault

A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.

Melbourne music walk

Melbourne music walk

Discover Melbourne’s music highlights, from music venues to busking hot spots and historic sites.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Find out what's on in Melbourne's live music venues, comedy clubs and theatres.

Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne

With its iconic spire, the Arts Centre Melbourne is a cultural and architectural landmark.