Melbourne's theatre scene offers a wealth of entertainment, from hit musicals to cutting-edge performances and late-night cabaret shows.
Friends! The Musical Parody
Celebrate the misadventures of our favourite 20-something pals in life, work and love in 1990s NYC.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.
Magic Mike Live
A thrilling 360-degree live dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the hit movies.
The Melbourne Magic Festival
Casting its spell with performances and workshops for all ages this winter.
Melbourne's essential night-time events
From hidden laneway markets to retro roller rinks, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.
A magical show about a cubby, a sneaky neighbour and a fight for survival.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
This August, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.
An all-day celebration of Blak culture, sprinkling the city with YIRRAMBOI artists.
League of Extraordinary Storytellers
History's greatest storytellers gather for one last tale – chanelled by Impro Melbourne.
Gruesome Playground Injuries
A dark comedy following Kayleen and Doug’s lives, marked by stitches, sarcasm, and scars.
Back to Back Theatre: Small Metal Objects
A shady deal’s going down. It’s happening in full view, but only the audience knows.
MSO Classic Kids – Peter and the Wolf
A classic introduction for the young to a symphony orchestra.
Main Stage at Comedy Republic
The cornerstone show at Comedy Republic, featuring festival favourites, gala gods and local stars.
Because the Night
An immersive theatre adventure of epic storytelling.
Princes of the Night
Princes of the Night show weekly at Crown Melbourne.
A bold and absurd new version of Chekhov’s tragicomic classic.
Nana Magic, Tilly and Friends
An outback adventure with some important environmental lessons along the way.
A moving contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.
Pearson and Harvey - Old School
Comedians Pearson and Harvey perform a comedy cabaret show.
Varietease - Smouldering Cabaret, Circus & Burlesque
A French-style cabaret show packed with circus, comedy, burlesque and jazz.
Arterial – Na Djinang Circus
A stunning acrobatic performance linking people, country and culture.
This adults only physical theatre uses comedy, circus, dance and performance art.
A Torres Strait Islander-led comedy-drama with music, exploring disconnection.
Ngarngk: Giver of Life
A play about the fight for the Tannin women's connection to country, culture and kin.
The Pitts: a cabaret about wellness by those unqualified to teach it.
Law & Order PTV
A hilarious foray into the lives of our city’s finest - PTV Ticket Inspectors.
Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth
Melbourne Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Macbeth.
Melbourne's major theatres
Arts Centre Melbourne
With its iconic spire, the Arts Centre Melbourne is a cultural and architectural landmark.
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.
This landmark theatre is one of Melbourne’s premier live performance venues.
The historic Comedy Theatre hosts musicals, drama and yes, comedies.
Contemporary theatre in Southbank presenting inventive theatrical performances.
This heritage-listed venue hosts comedy, music and theatre.
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Museums and galleries
Explore Melbourne's public museums and galleries along with artist-run and commercial galleries.
Melbourne has a thriving film scene, with film festivals and screenings at cinemas year-round.
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