Melbourne's theatre scene offers a wealth of entertainment, from hit musicals to cutting-edge performances and late-night cabaret shows.

23 Nov - 12 Dec

Friends! The Musical Parody

Celebrate the misadventures of our favourite 20-something pals in life, work and love in 1990s NYC.

3 Nov - 27 Mar

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

13 Sep - 22 Oct

Ghost Stories

The international stage phenomenon and hit West End play comes to Melbourne in 2022.

8 Nov - 18 Dec

As You Like It

A topsy-turvy celebration of love in all its forms.

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.

5 Jan - 9 Jan

Shaun the Sheep's Circus Show

Circa’s unbelievable acrobats in a high-flying family adventure based on the hit TV show.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to retro roller rinks, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

12 Nov - 23 Jan

Frozen the Musical

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

27 Nov - 10 Dec

Killer Queen: A Royal Affair

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

22 Jan - 24 Dec

Main Stage at Comedy Republic

Featuring festival favourites, gala gods and local stars.

8 Dec - 19 Dec

Let Bleeding Girls Lie

Examines the unexpected intimacy between three strangers donating at a blood bank.

26 Nov - 18 Dec

Smells Like a Song

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

14 May

The Big Tease Soiree

Celebrates the golden era vintage tease, sizzling cabaret and variety shows.

13 Nov - 2 Apr

Princes of the Night

Join the glitz and glamour of this weekly show at Crown Melbourne.

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.

23 Oct - 1 Apr

Downtown: Petula Clark to Carole King

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

26 Nov - 26 Feb

Applause: 1930s Berlin Burlesque and Cabaret

Cabaret and burlesque in the Apollo Theatre at Speakeasy HQ.

1 Dec - 12 Dec

Alter Edith

Holly Durant presents a hybrid theatre show utilising song, dada theatre and dance.

14 Aug

Elvis King of the World

See and hear Mark Andrew as Elvis in one of the biggest Elvis concerts ever staged.

27 Jan - 6 Feb

The Wedding Singer

Party like it's 1985 with this feel-good musical spectacular.

9 Dec - 11 Dec

Poles: The Science of Magnetic Attraction

A dark comedy about stripping, female friendship, and the stigma of monetising your body.

26 Nov - 26 Feb

Las Vegas Nights: Frank, Dean and Burlesque

Experience a 1950s-style vintage jazz show with a burlesque finish.

17 Jan - 19 Feb

Touching the Void

See the international smash hit that takes audiences to the snow-capped Peruvian Andes.

13 Dec - 18 Dec

Garry Starr: Greece Lightning

A disgraced actor reimagines Greek mythology in order to save the economy of his Hellenic homeland.

18 Dec - 30 Jan

Wind in the Willows

This must-do outdoor family theatre experience delivers music, songs, and plenty of laughs.

7 Feb - 5 Mar

Fun Home

See the groundbreaking multi-Tony Award-winning musical.

6 Jan - 22 Jan

Alice in Wonderland

Join Alice on her adventure through Wonderland in this fun family show.

Melbourne's major theatres

Arts Centre Melbourne

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

Princess Theatre

Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre is regarded by many as Melbourne’s most spectacular landmark.

Her Majesty's Theatre

This heritage-listed theatre has provided entertainment for Melbourne since 1886.

Regent Theatre

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

Comedy Theatre

The historic Comedy Theatre hosts musicals, drama and yes, comedies.

Malthouse Theatre

Contemporary theatre in Southbank presenting inventive theatrical performances.

Athenaeum Theatre

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

Southbank Theatre

Performance space and home of the Melbourne Theatre Company.

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